Backstage Pass to North Dakota History

This blog takes you behind the scenes of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Get a glimpse at a day-in-the-life of the staff, volunteers, and partners who make it all possible. Discover what it takes to preserve North Dakota's natural and cultural history. We encourage dialogue, questions, and comments!

Paul R. Picha is chief archaeologist in the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division. His research interests include the study of shells from archaeological contexts (archaeomalacology).