Martin E. Adams, MA, RPA

Owner and founder Martin E. Adams has been identifying and analyzing archaeological insect remains for over ten years.  An Oregon native and zooarchaeologist by training, Martin has bachelor's degrees in history and anthropology, a master's degree in anthropology, and extensive training in insect taxonomy, ecology, and medical entomology. Prior to founding Paleoinsect Research, Martin worked for six years with the National Park Service, involved with archaeological projects at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (FOVA) and San Juan National Historic Park (SAJH).


His research interests include the prehistoric use of insects by humans (particularly as a food source), the use of archaeology to track invasive insect species, and ecological interactions between humans and insects, including host-parasite relationships.  


In addition to his consulting work, Martin is a courtesy faculty researcher at Portland State University.