Rebecca Wigen

Rebecca Wigen



Retired June 2018


I am very involved in zooarchaeology, working on material from west coast sites covering the area from Alaska to Oregon.  In aid of this I also started and manage the comparative skeletal collection for the Anthropology department.


  • Zooarchaeology
  • North West Coast
  • Taphonomy


Ms. Becky Wigen retired June 2018 and is no longer teaching.

Current projects

Qwu?gwes faunal analysis

I'm currently involved in faunal analysis for the Qwu?gwes (Mud Bay) site in Washington and Keatley Creek in BC.

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Selected publications

Articles and chapters

  • 2009 - Synthesis and Summary of Sunken Village Fauna, 2006-2007 Excavations. In, “ Sunken Village , Sauvie Island , Oregon , USA : A Report on the 2006-2007 Investigations of National Historic Landmark Wet Site 35MU4,” edited by Dale R. Croes, John L. Fagan nad Maureen Newman Zehendner. Journal of Wetland Archaeology 9: 104-113.
  • 2005 - History of the Vertebrate Fauna in Haida Gwaii. In, Haida Gwaii: Human History and Environment from the Time of Loon to the Time of the Iron People , edited by D. W. Fedje and R. W. Mathewes, pp 96-115 . Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press.
  • 2004 - (with C. L. Ramsey, P. A. Griffiths, D. W. Fedje, and Q. Mackie) Preliminary Investigation of a Late Wisconsinan Fauna from K1 Cave, Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), Canada . Quaternary Research 62:105-109.