Tag Archives: Archaeology and Paleontology

How Studying Paleolakes Can Help Us Understand Climate and Cultural Change

The arid lands of western North America contain many dry lake beds that typically hold water for only a few weeks or months of the year. However, at various times in the past, when precipitation was more abundant and evaporation was less severe, these areas (paleolakes) were inundated to create large and relatively stable inland

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Research Archaeologist Loukas Barton Publishes on Solving the “Protein Problem”

Have you ever wondered where the Paleo diet comes from? At its best, the idea behind it comes from the analysis of a global database of hunter-gatherer diets. At its worst, it comes from imaginary notions that all our ancestors ate meat, all the time. In reality, research from around the world reveals that, on

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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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Wheeler North Reef Expansion Project Protects Marine Mammals and Tribal Cultural Resources

As mitigation related to the former operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), Southern California Edison (SCE) sought to expand the existing 174-acre Wheeler North Reef, a manmade rocky reef, off the coast of San Clemente, California by an additional 202 acres. Dudek environmental planners, archaeologists, and marine biologists assisted California State Lands

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Archaeological and Paleontological Resources

Our archaeological and paleontological resources team work collaboratively with planners, engineers, and designers to identify cost-effective solutions for proper resource treatment. We have a deep understanding of local, state, and federal regulations that we draw on to assist clients and agencies with resource-specific, and often nuanced, approaches to project implementation.

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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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