Sarah Johnson Humphries, MA
Sarah Johnson Humphries has worked in cultural resource management throughout Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and British Columbia since 2005. She first worked for ERCI in 2010 on a number of survey and excavation projects in Island, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties and now works as a crew chief, laboratory director and field director. She earned her BA in Anthropology from Western Washington University and an MA in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University. The title of her thesis is “A Tla’amin Cultural Landscape: Combining Traditional Knowledge with Archaeological Investigation in Grace Harbour, Desolation Sound, B.C.” Ms. Johnson Humphries has experience identifying and recording longhouse villages, intertidal fish traps, stone circles, lithic quarries, campsites, and rock art panels, as well as historic trails, railroads and homesteads. She also has experience consulting with Native American Tribes, Museums and Universities regarding NAGPRA issues and the repatriation of human remains and artifacts. For ERCI, Ms. Johnson Humphries conducts initial site visits, designs projects, coordinates with clients and affected tribes, provides management recommendations, leads and trains field crews, conducts field testing, monitoring and post-impact assessments, and writes technical reports, monitoring plans and unanticipated discovery protocols. She has held excavation permits in Washington and Colorado. Ms. Johnson Humphries is an enrolled tribal member of the Samish Indian Nation of Anacortes, Washington.