Alec Apodaca

Research Interests: History Ecology, Paleoethnobotany, Coastal Landscapes, Resource Management


I am an environmental archaeologist conducting historical ecological research on Indigenous stewardship practices ongoing today and throughout the Late Holocene in California, North America. The goal of the work is to better understand how resource management strategies (e.g. cultural burning, selective harvesting) developed and changed over time. The other goal is to work collaboratively with contemporary tribal organizations and other agencies to integrate eco-archaeological research and re-implement indigenous stewardship techniques in order to restore native pant and animal species along the coastal region of central California.