Alexander New, M.A. received his B.A. in History and M.A. in Anthropology, emphasizing in Historical Archaeology, from the University of Idaho. His thesis, titled Cooperation in the Wilds of the Idaho Territory: Interaction between the Jesuits and Coeur d’Alene Indians at the Cataldo Mission, 1848-1878 focused on early contact culture relations. Over the last 11 years Alex has performed archeological investigations throughout the western United States, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. His research interests include, Northwest missions, 20th Century trapping, and applying modern DNA analysis to prehistoric and historic artifacts.
Aside from enjoying an abundance of outdoor pursuits during his downtime, Alex frequently spends time as a quasi bowyer, forming traditional wood bows, and working his two dogs, a Vizsla and a Wiemeraner.