ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Three District archaeologists presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, held at the Convention Center, April 10-14, 2019.
As part of the event, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a symposium, April 12, titled “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation.” Eleven USACE employees, from several districts, presented on a variety of topics, including research projects, tribal consultation, site protection methodologies and historic preservation.
Jeremy Decker, district archaeologist, discussed a study being done at Abiquiu Lake, on the effectiveness of protection measures put in place, to ensure an important archaeological site there will not be damaged by recreational hiking in the area.
Jonathan Van Hoose, another district archaeologist, and co-author Lance Lundquist, Seattle District, dis-cussed a study conducted at Cochiti Lake, to determine how changing lake levels impact cultural resources and archaeological sites, specifically looking at the effects of short-term inundation on the locations of surface artifacts.
District archaeologist Christina Sinkovec presented “Slope Armoring at Leone Bluff: A Collaborative, Land-form Scale Effort at In Situ Preservation,” focusing on work done to preserve a site at Trinidad Lake.
“Because the conference was in Albuquerque this year, this was a great opportunity for SPA to spread the word about the kinds of work we've been doing. The work we presented involved some creative approaches SPA has taken to managing cultural resources. We got to share some of those ideas with other archaeologists, both inside and outside of the Corps,” said Van Hoose.