Category Archives: Cultural Resources Management

Dudek Archaeologists Publish Articles in Literary Honor of “Cowboy Ecologist” Robert L. Bettinger

Dudekians Micah Hale, PhD (Senior Project Manager) and Loukas Barton (Archaeologist) were both students of Robert L. Bettinger, and this year, the Center for Archaeological Research at Davis published Cowboy Ecologist: Essays in Honor of Robert L. Bettinger a collection of articles in his honor, two of which are authored by Dr. Hale and Barton,

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Pursuing the Path to Historic Designation

California is home to countless historic places, some dating back more than a century, and many of which carry no official historic designation. Historic designation on local, state or national registers offers a variety of benefits to property owners and communities, including the formal recognition of a property’s historical or architectural significance, the promotion and

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Strategies for Improving Excavation of Cultural Resource Sites

Ineffective excavation of and construction on cultural resource sites can cost a project time and money. Successful efforts by the Carpinteria Sanitary District (CSD) and South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA) highlight the benefits of replacing traditional excavation methods with geoprobes to achieve more accurate, cost-efficient evaluation of cultural resource sites. Assessment of archaeological resources

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Field Data Reporting Goes Mobile & Real-Time

When archeologists discover a new cultural resources artifact at a construction site, the discovery often doesn’t cause a problem. “Problems usually crop up post-discovery as a result of slow or incomplete communication to stakeholders about the discovery,” said Micah Hale, RPA, who leads Dudek’s cultural resources practice. (Watch video) “There are stringent cultural resource laws

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