Historic Archaeology

  • Logan Simpson’s Cultural Resources Team Wins Contract for Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

    Logan Simpson’s cultural resources team is assisting the National Park Service revise an existing National Register nomination for the Visitor and Operations Complex Historic District located within Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. 

    The District covers approximately 160 acres and consists of three clusters of building complexes (the visitor compound, maintenance compound, and residential compound), all of which were built by the park service and Civilian Conservation Corps between 1928 and 1963.  Located 50 miles southeast of Phoenix, the ruins themselves are much, much older. Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., who founded Arizona’s first Jesuit mission, recorded his visit to the ruins in 1694.

    Logan Simpson’s cultural resources team is working with State Historic Preservation Office staff to develop an appropriate strategy for obtaining concurrence on the document. Our historical archaeologist is revising the draft National Register nomination to address SHPO’s comments and concerns. SHPO will then use the completed nomination to obtain concurrence on the District’s Cultural Landscape Inventory. These documents will assist National Park Service staff in the management of the park’s built and cultural landscape resources.

     

  • Logan Simpson Environmental Consultants to Survey Delamar Lake for Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative

    Logan Simpson archaeologists and environmental consultants will be conducting GIS modeling and a pedestrian inventory to identify archaeological sites at Delamar Lake in Lincoln County, Nevada.

    The remote, dry lakebed, west of the Delamar Mountains, dates back to the Pleistocene period. The Logan Simpson Team has identified more than fifty sites of early human activity in Nevada and Utah associated with the Pleistocene period. Our goal is to locate and record sites of early human activity to help the BLM in the Southern Nevada District meet its agency goals.

    The BLM established the Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative (LCAI) to allocate monies from the auction of public land to fund historic archaeology inventory, evaluation, protection, and management of cultural resources in Lincoln County. Proposals are submitted annually to the BLM. Following a rigorous, competitive process, awards are made based on the quality of the proposed research, how that research fits the needs of the LCAI, and the overall qualifications of the applicant.

     

  • Prescott Archaeological Mapping Firm Compass Rose joins Logan Simpson in Environmental Planning

    Compass Rose Technical Services has joined Logan Simpson to continue to provide exceptional environmental planning services. Archaeologist and Compass Rose founder Stephanie Sherwood has joined Logan Simpson as an archaeological cartographer. For more than a decade, Compass Rose specialized in providing computer-aided cartography; GIS applications; field mapping; and freehand drafting/illustration for archaeological projects. read more