See below for a list of supporting faculty members within the Anthropology Department. 

James Allan  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  


  • Maritime Archaeology Research
    Currently Conducting the Maritime Archaeology Research for the seismic retrofit of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge as a consultant to Caltrans.
  • Industrial Complex at the historic Fort Ross site

    Professor Allan is currently studying the Industrial Complex at the historic Fort Ross site.

  • Archaeology laboratory cataloging artifacts

    Presently, he is working in the Archaeology laboratory cataloging artifacts from those excavations.

  • Looking for the Il'men
    He recently completed a remote sensing survey, while teaching a Jan Term course, looking for the Il'men, a Russian shipwreck, at Manchester Beach State Park.
  • Sarching for the San Agustin
    He is also working on a remote sensing survey in Drakes Bay, searching for the San Agustin, a Spanish Manila Galleon.
  • Conducting on-going investigations at the windmill site in Fort Ross State Historic Park

    In addition, Professor Allan is conducting on-going investigations at the windmill site in Fort Ross State Historic Park, and is the consulting archaeologist to the California State Lands Commission in regards to the Brother Jonathan shipwreck project.

  • California State Lands Commission

    On behalf of the California State Lands Commission, Professor Allan is also directing the conservation of artifacts recovered from the shipwreck. One of the artifacts, a wood chest recovered from the site, is being conserved at Texas A&M University.Progress of the conservation can be followed via webcam at

  • Conducting Historic Assessment survey
    Conducting Historic Assessment survey of portions of Sacramento River for California State Lands Commission.
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