Big Jobs in Thin Places – Construction Projects in Historic Western Towns

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When: April 27th, 2019 at 1:30 PM Where: APWA Conference, Laughlin, Nevada Project Archaeologist, Stuart Rathbone, discussed the delicate nature of archaeological deposits in historic western towns and how construction projects are adapting to the challenges these elements present. Abstract: Historic western architecture has an unusually ‘thin’ quality, with stylistic façades applied to simple wooden frames. The relatively young age of western towns means archaeological deposits are noticeably ‘thinner’ than are typically found in older settlements. In combination, this ‘thinness’ means that construction projects in western towns are occurring within particularly delicate historic environments. This presentation reviewed how a number of different western towns have responded to this challenge with varying levels of success. If you would like to know Read More »

Am-Arcs of Nevada, The Virginia City Historic Mining District

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Am-Arcs of Nevada invites you to attend its monthly meeting and lecture series. This month’s speakers are Margo Memmott, M.A., RPA There are Known Unknowns: Interpreting the Results from Archaeological Testing in the Streets of the Virginia City Historic District. We anticipated archaeological discoveries during the work necessary to improve Virginia City Historic District’s wastewater systems. To identify which areas are most likely to contain archaeological resources, we completed a sensitivity analysis that was verified using Ground Penetrating Radar, backhoe trenching, shovel test probes, and targeted excavation units. This archaeological testing in the historic mining district helped to increase our knowledge of what lies beneath the streets, but many questions remain. Alain Pollock, M.A., RPA The Forgotten Neighborhood of the Read More »

Archaeologist Digs Up Cost-Savings for Mine Assessments

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Because of the wide range of environmental services that Broadbent provides, our employees are exposed to many different types of fascinating work. Ashlee Younie, a Registered Professional Archaeologist, is one such person. Along with skills gained while working on projects for the United States EPA and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, her education has helped her become a specialist in addressing environmental challenges unique to abandoned mine lands. She has experience performing surveys and sampling water and solids at historic mine sites. Her abandoned mine land work has included the recording of site features for use in mine site assessments and data analytics. When Broadbent is performing environmental investigations of abandoned mine lands, Ashlee’s knowledge is invaluable. She is Read More »

Broadbent Sponsors Upcoming Great Basin Anthropological Conference 2016

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Archaeological Consultants

Broadbent & Associates, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the 35th Biennial Great Basin Anthropological Conference of 2016 (GBAC). This year, the event will be held in Reno, NV from October 6th to 9th. The theme is “Featured Landscapes”, a reminder that archaeological sites (especially in an area of widely spaced, seasonal resources such as the Great Basin) are best interpreted within a larger regional framework. Broadbent’s archaeological consultants are looking forward to attending the conference and presenting results from our research. Please join us for this special event!

Broadbent Welcomes Kari Sprengeler to California Cultural Resources Team

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Broadbent and Associates, Inc. is pleased to welcome Kari Sprengeler to its growing cultural resources team. Kari will serve as Project Archaeologist, and will help develop and grow Broadbent’s cultural resources program. Her primary focus will be serving Broadbent’s clients in California. Kari brings more than 15 years of experience as a professional archaeologist to the team. Starting her career at the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, she moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2002 to work for a small local firm, Albion Environmental. While there, she worked on numerous projects under the auspices of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and local city/county Read More »