Bre MacInnes and colleagues awarded NSF grant for Aleutian Islands study
Breanyn MacInnes has been awarded a grant from the National Science
Foundation to study historical and paleo-tsunamis in the Islands of the
Four Mountains region of the central Aleutian Islands. Dr. MacInnes'
research is part of a larger archaeological project with collaborators
Dixie West and Virginia Hatfield (Kansas University), and Kirsten
Nicholaysen (Whitman College) studying how the Unangax^ people on the
islands were affected by climate change, volcanic eruptions,
earthquakes, and tsunamis. The project is an interdisciplinary and
international collaboration between archaeologists, volcanologists,
ecologists, and zoologists, and will last for 3 years.