Selected Project List
The Center for Archaeological Research has undertaken nearly 900 large and small-scale projects since the late 1980s. The following is a partial list of projects undertaken from 1997 to 2006.
2006 A Heritage Resources Inventory for the Hazard Tree Removal Project in the Mountain Top and Front Country Districts of the San Bernardino National Forest, on Behalf of the Southern California Edison Company, Rosemead, California. Inventory and monitoring of ~2,600 acres for Southern California Edison Company, Environmental Affairs Division, Rosemead.
2006 A Cultural Resources Assessment of 3,200 Acres Located Near Buena Vista Lake. Inventory and CEQA consultation of project area proposed for subdivision and new home construction.
2005 Archaeological Monitoring for the Hazard Tree Removal Project in the Big Pines/Wrightwood Area, Santa Clara/Mojave River Ranger District of the Angeles National Forest, on Behalf of the Southern California Edison Company. Inventory and monitoring for Southern California Edison Company, Environmental Affairs Division, Rosemead.
2005 Archaeological Evaluation Report for CA-MER-415 (P-24-001768); Wolfsen Road Rehabilitation Project, District 6, Merced County, State Route 165. Test excavations and evaluation conducted on behalf of California Department of Transportation, Fresno. Site contained a human burial and a cremation.
2005 Archaeological Assessment of CA-KER-2313, in the Los Padres National Forest, Mount Pinos Ranger District, El Camino Pines Organizational Camp, Kern County, California. Test excavations conducted on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest.
2005 Archaeological and Paleontological Assessment of the Antelope Transmission Project for Southern California Edison Company, Kern and Los Angeles Counties, California. Field checks and model development for Southern California Edison Company, Environmental Affairs Division, Rosemead.
2004 Archaeological Site Condition Assessment Records at Sites in Angeles and San Joaquin Districts, California State Parks. Survey, recordation, and evaluation of numerous archaeological sites within the California State Park System in order to provide recommendations for protection and maintenance of such sites.
2004 A Heritage Resources Inventory for the Hazard Tree Removal Project in the San Jacinto District of the San Bernardino National Forest, on Behalf of the Southern California Edison Company, Rosemead, California. Inventory and monitoring of 410 acres for Southern California Edison Company, Environmental Affairs Division, Rosemead.
2003 Archaeological Investigations at CA-KER-246, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, California. Testing of site CA-KER-246 for the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Bureau of Land Management. The results demonstrated the site to be a single-component lithic reduction site dating to the Gypsum Period, with a possible earlier component during the Pinto Period.
2003 Archaeological Assessment of the Arroyo Pasajero Westside Detention Basin with Tulare Lakebed Flood Storage Project, Kings County, California. Survey and geologic trenching of the western shoreline of Tulare Lake near Kettleman City, on behalf of the California Department of Water Resources and the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The project area was ca. 13,000 acres, a sample of which (3,300; 26%) was surveyed, making it the single largest inventory at Tulare Lake to date. Seven prehistoric sites and 46 isolated prehistoric isolates were recorded along the 190-ft. contour, which is believed to have been a possible Clovis shoreline.
2001 Test Excavation of the Friant Cove Site (CA-FRE-3111/H), Friant, Fresno County, California. Testing and evaluation (Phase II study) of the Friant Cove site, located in central Fresno County. Excavations revealed a prehistoric component with an intact archaeological deposit dating to the Middle Holocene, between ca. 5,100 and 5,500 years B.P.
2001 Archaeological Survey Report, Cartago-Olancha Four-Lane Project, U.S. Route 395, Inyo County, California. A Phase I archaeological investigation conducted on behalf of Caltrans. The survey, which consisted of approximately 3,400 acres, resulted in the recordation of 31 prehistoric sites, 20 historical sites, and four multicomponent sites.
1998 Test Excavation of Prehistoric Site CA-KER-4595, Kern County, California. Test excavations on behalf of Caltrans of CA-KER-4595 at the mouth of the Kern Canyon just east of Bakersfield. The site was determined to have functioned as a small camp, a milling station, and a fishing station with considerable time depth (upwards of 6,000 years old). Trading activities involving Olivella and obsidian were also evident.
1997 The Dillonwood Grove Site (CA-TUL-1985), Tulare County, California. Testing and evaluation of the Dillonwood Grove Site on the western slope of the southern Sierra Nevada in eastern Tulare County, on behalf of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. In-field lithic analysis units, obsidian sourcing and hydration, and protein residue analysis indicated that this site was a temporary camp associated with seasonal hunting and/or gathering forays as long ago as ca. 1,800 years B.P.1997 Archaeological Inventory of the Chevron/Santa Fe Midway Valley 3D Seismic Survey Project, Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties, California. An archaeological inventory of approximately 570 miles of a 110-ft.-wide corridor in western Kern and eastern San Luis Obispo counties. Inventory results included the identification of 173 sites (predominantly historical) and six isolated artifacts.