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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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November 09th 2011:Archaeology and the Private Sector

The overwhelming majority of archaeological work in the United States is performed under the umbrella of Cultural Resource Management. The term refers to the legal basis mandating historic preservation and the steps undertaken for regulatory compliance. Our program documents the emergence of compliance archaeology from the perspective of professionals who work as consultants in the private sector. We examine how private companies grew in conjunction with the florescence of the preservation ethic. Our guests are pioneers in the field, the first wave of entrepreneurs who matched their profession

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William H. Doelle

William H. Doelle is President and owner of Desert Archaeology, Inc. (founded in 1989) and President and CEO of the nonprofit Center for Desert Archaeology in Tucson, Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Bill’s research interests are the large-scale demographic and cultural changes of the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest. He is also involved in preservation programs and in developing public outreach venues. Desert Archaeology has a staff of 37 employees. In 2009, Archaeology Magazine, named Desert Archaeology’s project on prehistoric irrigation farming as a “Top Ten Discovery “of the year. Bill’s nonprofit Center for Desert Archaeology staff has conducted a serie
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Donald J. Weir

Donald J. Weir is CEO and founder (1988) of Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. (CCRG). Don holds an MA degree in Anthropology from Michigan State University. CCRG is a full-service cultural resources firm with headquarters in Jackson, Michigan, and offices in New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and, Illinois. In 2009 CCRG acquired Coastal Carolina Research, Inc., of Tarboro North Carolina. The company provides expertise in all phases of archaeological investigations, geospatial analysis, laboratory studies, and above-ground research. CCRG focuses on pipeline, transportation, and other linear corridor projects. Don Weir has been the major author of over 100 technical reports as well as
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