Courtney Paton, M.A.

Courtney, a dual citizen of the U.S. and New Zealand, has worked for Drayton since 2015 as an archaeologist, principal’s assistant, and lab manager. She began her graduate program at Western Washington University after receiving her B.A. in Anthropology-Archaeology concentration and History/Social Studies at WWU. During her training, she completed two field schools through the University of Oregon studying both Archaeology and Geoarchaeology. Courtney specializes in archaeozoology currently researching osteometric and morphological aspects of the two coast Salish dog breeds for her thesis. At Drayton, Courtney helps direct projects, manage the office, and author/review reports. As lab manager, Courtney maintains our faunal collection, catalogues and sorts specimens, and prepares samples for radiocarbon dating and analysis. When not keeping our house in order, Courtney loves to travel and spend time with her husband and two dogs. 

Drayton Archaeology is a full-service Cultural Resource Management (CRM) firm offering expertise in Archaeology, Built Environment, and Historic Properties.

Phone: (360) 739-3921



PO Box 782, Blaine, 98231