As a doctoral candidate in archaeology at the University
of California, Berkeley, I am currently working on my dissertation research
in Manu’a, American Samoa. My research,
O Le Fale Samoa
Archaeological Project (OLFSAP), focuses on the spatial organization
of the prehistoric Samoan house (or fale in Samoan) and how this
spatial organization may reflect prehistoric Samoan social organization.
area of technical specialty within the field is micromorphology, which
was first brought to my attention in a course taught by Dr. Wendy Matthews
of Cambridge University. I am applying this methodological technique to
archaeological contexts throughout the Pacific.
I received my M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California,
Berkeley, and my B.A. in Anthropology from Northwestern University.
I have participated in archaeological research throughout Polynesia as
well as across the continental United States.
To get in
touch with me, please note my field address is as follows:
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Naruta, A., C. MacDonald, and E. Radewagen.
2000. Micromorphology in archaeology: A pilot project in California. Paper
presented as part of "Current Research at Alta California's Presidios,"
a symposium at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for California
Archaeology, Riverside, California.
E. with M.J. Kolb. 1997. Na heiau o Kahikinui: The temples of Kahikinui.
In P.V. Kirch, ed., Na Mea o Kahikinui: Studies in the Archaeology
of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands, pp. 61-77. Oceanic Archaeological
Laboratory, Special Publication No.1. Berkeley: Archaeological Research