Scott Williams

Scott Williams is the Cultural Resources Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation in Olympia, WA, where he supervises staff archaeologists and historians who oversee agency compliance with federal and state laws and regulations related to cultural resources. He has twenty-five years of professional experience in archaeology and historic preservation, including planning, conducting, and reviewing multidisciplinary research in the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon), Oceania (Hawai`i, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands), and Australia.

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  • Beeswax shipwreck

    Since the earliest days of EuroAmerican settlement on the Oregon Coast, stories have been told of a mystery shipwreck, laden with Chinese porcelain and large beeswax blocks and candles, exposed on Nehalem Spit where the Nehalem River meets the Pacific Ocean. The wreck was first described in writing in 1813 …

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