Cultural Resources

  • Logan Simpson Archaeologist Joey LaValley Presents Charcoal Paper at SHA

    Logan Simpson Archaeologist Joey LaValley presented the paper “The Beginning of the End: An Economic Impact Analysis on Late 19th-Century Charcoal Production in the Roberts Mountains of Eureka County, Nevada” at the Society of Historic Archaeology Conference this January. In the late 19th century, mining companies in Eureka, Nevada used charcoal to fuel their smelters.

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  • Buffware lecture at the Arizona Archaeological Sociey

    If you live in the Southwest, chances are you’re familiar with buffware – even if you don’t know the name.  The pottery, or fragments of it, are on display in museums, while modern imitations of the tan and red or brown pottery sits in every souvenir shop in the state.

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  • Archaeological Investigations on ASU’s Tempe Campus

    Did you know that Arizona State University’s Tempe campus sits on top of ancient Hohokam ruins?  We did! 

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  • Justin Rego, M.A., RPA Wins SPARC Grant

    Congratulations to Logan Simpson’s Justin Rego who just received word that the project he’s leading with co-PIs Wendy Cegielski, M.A. (Arizona State University), and Ignacio Grau-Mira, PhD (University of Alicante) has won a Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations (SPARC) grant.

    The team will be collaborating with SPARC researchers to pursue advanced datafusion techniques and the integration of LiDAR imagery to investigate the structure and organization of the urban, Iberian fortified settlement of Mariola in Eastern Spain. read more

  • Erick Laurila Promoted to Assistant Director of Cultural Resources

    Archaeologist Erick Laurila, M.A., RPA, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Cultural Resources in Logan Simpson’s Tempe, Arizona office. In his new role, Erick will be working with the Director of Cultural Resources to oversee GIS, graphics, and mobile electronic data collection technologies as well as managing client relations, projects, and staff. Erick has worked at Logan Simpson for five years, and he has more than 10 years of experience coordinating and supervising cultural resources survey, archaeological excavation and monitoring throughout Arizona and New Mexico. read more

  • Erin Davis Promoted to Assistant Director of Cultural Resources

    Archaeologist Erin Davis, M.A., RPA, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Cultural Resources in Logan Simpson’s Tempe, Arizona office. In her new role, Erin will work with the Director of Cultural Resources to manage client relations, projects and staff assignments worked out of the Tempe office. Erin began her career in 1994 and has worked at Logan Simpson since 2010. She has spent decades conducting archaeological survey, excavations, and monitoring and preparing reports detailing the results of these activities and providing recommendations for NRHP eligibility and effects projects may have upon historic properties. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 1997 and her M.A. from the University of Leicester in 2011.

  • Mark Hackbarth Reappointed to Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission

    Mark Hackbarth, RPA

    Mark Hackbarth, RPA

    Scottsdale City Council reappointed Mark Hackbarth to Scottsdale’s Historic Preservation Commission. Mark, a 22-year Scottsdale resident, recently completed a three-year term. The seven-member commission oversees the development and management of Scottsdale’s Historic Preservation Program. read more

  • Jesse Adams Promoted to Director of Cultural Resources, Salt Lake City

    Logan Simpson Design Inc., one of the largest landscape architecture design and environmental planning firms in the West, announced today it has promoted Jesse Adams, a senior environmental archaeologist, to director of cultural services for our Salt Lake City and Corvallis, OR offices.
    Jesse has more than 14 years of experience supervising archaeological inventory, monitoring, testing, and data recovery projects. He has extensive experience throughout the Intermountain West and Great Basin regions; and has managed and directed more than 40 cultural resource projects for various state and federal agencies, energy development companies, and mining clients. read more

  • Logan Simpson Welcomes New Archaeologists Travis Cureton and Michael Bryk

    Archaeologists Travis Cureton and Michael Bryk joined the Tempe office. Travis has 13 years of experience and recently completed his Master’s Thesis entitled Cohonina Social Organization and the Role of Forts in Integration and Interaction: A View From the Pittsberg Community. Travis is working on tasks related to Logan Simpson’s recent IDIQ contract with Region 3 of the U.S. Forest Service. Michael has more than five years of experience, and comes to Logan Simpson from the Cultural Resource Management Program at the Gila River Indian Community. He is currently working on a variety of projects, including survey of state land parcels for Arizona’s Department of Forestry.

  • Archaeologists Provide Leadership

    Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA

    Our Tempe cultural resources firm is home to three of the Arizona Archaeological Council’s (AAC) 10-member governing board. Research Director Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA, (left) is the current President of the AAC and will serve the board in 2015 in an advisory role as Immediate Past President; Leigh Davidson is the current Secretary of the AAC through the end of 2015; and Justin P. Rego, M.A., RPA, was recently elected as the AAC’s new Information Technology Officer starting in 2015. Justin, Leigh, and Chris will help shape the future of the AAC and bring in new ideas and agendas for improving the lot of professional archaeologists throughout the state. read more