Two Tributes to Dr. Richard D. Daugherty

We lost a true pioneer in Wet Site archaeology, Dr. Richard D. Daugherty, the Director of the Ozette Village/Makah wet site on Washington Coast, USA. Dick passed (or in local Native terms, went Home) February 22, 2014 from bone cancer.  He would have been 92 on March 31, 2014–and Ruth Kirk, his family and several of the students and Makah Indians who worked at Ozette, celebrated his life at the Squaxin Island Tribe Museum (group picture below).  Another Tribute is planned at Washington State University, where he taught for over 30 years, on April 26, 2014 (see attached announcement).

Photograph is from Dick’s 90th Birthday Celebration (YouTube in this section below) with his wife Ruth Kirk

Dr. Daugherty pioneered archaeology in equal partnership with Tribes in the early 1970s–adding the cultural experts to the scientific discoveries.

Though newspapers from across the nation covered his passing, these are two of the best local articles:

Port Angeles WA. USA Paper:

Olympian, where Ruth Kirk and Doc lived for years:

OZETTE-MAKAH Crew at Doc’s 92nd BD Tribute, 3-31-14

DOC and Ruth react to presentations
Ruth Kirk and Dick Daugherty at his 90th Birthday Celebration


Welcome to the Hoko River Site Digital Image Archive

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During the late 1970s and 1980s we excavated a 3,000 year old wet site and 900 year old Rockshelter at the mouth of the Hoko River, Washington State, USA. Even though much of the photographic recording was in color slides and black and white film, we undertook to scan over 3000 representative images from the work and this is indexed for both sites, including a way to virtually excavate in 5 cm levels in the Hoko Rockshelter. Though the first and second volume of the The Hoko River Archaeological Site Complex reports are available through Washington State University Press (1-800-354-7360), and entitled The Hoko River Archaeological Site Complex, the Wet/Dry Site (45CA213), 3,000 – 1,700 B.P. (1996) and The Rockshelter (45CA21), 1,000 – 100 B.P. we wanted to make this Hoko River DIGITAL IMAGE ARCHIVE available in NewsWARP. Please explore it at:  Hoko River Archaeological Site Complex Digital Archive .  May help in classes as an example of a virtual excavation of a shell midden. The software is a bit old, but at least we have more of the site documented in this manner. Any input appreciated.Fish Experiment reducedBVB00287


Dear all,

This summer we hope to finish the replica of the Dover Bronze Age Boat and launch it to conduct sea trails and maybe sail it from Dover to Folkestone in the shadow of the famous White Cliffs. The half scale replica is based strictly on the archaeological evidence of the original boat, and we are very excited about the possibility of learning more about the seafaring capabilities of our prehistoric ancestors.

Of course, this will all take money, and we have therefore launched a ‘Kickstarter’ campaign in the hope of raising the necessary funds. More information can be found at:

It would be wonderful if you could help in any way and please, please could you pass on this message to all of your friends and colleagues; the more people who know about this, the more likely we might be able to realise our dream!

Many thanks

All best wishes


Peter Clark BA FSA MIFA FSA Scot

Deputy Director

t: +44 (0) 1227 462 062

m: +44 (0)7968 573 418

NewsWARP on Facebook for rapid discussions and posting of Wetland–Wet Archaeology events and projects

To all interested in wetland archaeology and environments, we have also established a Facebook page entitled “NewsWARP: Wetland Archaeology Research Project”, find us on Facebook, ‘like’ us and you can use it to distribute news about wetland archaeology projects, events and activities.  The NewsWARP blog for reports and NewsWARP Facebook are established to promote Wetland–Wet Archaeology worldwide:!/groups/191645447614977/

Aidan O’Sullivan
NewsWARP Europe co-ordinator

Sinchangdong Wetland Site in Gwangju, KOREA

Akira Matsui, NewsWARP’s Asia Coordinator, provides this update report on a major wetland site in Korea.  The Sinchangdong wet site contains an abundance of agricultural remains originating from the period between the late 2nd B.C. to 3rd A.D. century.  The site contains three ditch features with a U-shaped cross-sectional view, one of which one contains large wooden posts measuring 25cm in diameter erected at regular intervals, along with a door panel. Archaeologists believe that they are the remains of a raised-floor building used as a storage facility or workshop. Found in another ditch were a line of smaller wooden posts measuring 5 to 10cm in diameter, which were probably used to set a net for fishing. Please see the full report at:  Sinchangdong Wetland Site in Gwangju, KOREA