Jim Bunch

James H. Bunch obtained his MA in Anthropology from the University of Nevada-Reno (1984) and BA in Anthropology from the University of  Washington (1973).  Jim has undertaken specialized training in several areas of research, methodology, preservation and conservation through UNR’s advance program, the National Preservation Institute (NPI) and from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Working in Eastern Nevada has largely contributed to his interest of prehistoric ceramics in addition to site inventory and statewide surveys while working for the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

Jim was co-owner of Bunch-DeBunch Consulting firm in 1980’s.  Jim’s experience prior to working  for NDOT includes working for the Nevada State Museum in the mid 70’s under Jonathan Davis and Mary Rusco as a member of the original survey team and conducted excavations at Rye Patch Reservoir as a teaching assistant for the Anthropology Department’s field school, University of Nevada-Reno.

Outside the State of Nevada. Jim’s work as project supervisor while employed by the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. under David Chance, principal investigator, includes excavation activities at Fort Vancouver (a Hudson Bay Fort) and Kanaka Village (1820’s Hudson Bay site), at Kettle Falls (including a Hudson Bay Fort, a prehistoric fishery site and a Mission site) located in Washington State in the early 70’s.

In addition, Jim also worked for Boise State University under the direction of  Dr. Ken Ames, principal investigator, excavating an early Archaic Period site along the Clearwater River, near Lewiston, Idaho in the mid 70’s.