Pat Garrow Receives Carol V. Ruppe Distinguished Service Award

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Pat Garrow receiving the Carol V. Ruppe Distinguished Service Award.

Pat Garrow receiving the Carol V. Ruppe Distinguished Service Award.

Pat Garrow, Director of Operations for the Knoxville, Tennessee office, recently attended the annual Society for Historical Archaeology meeting in Seattle, Washington, where he was awarded the Carol V. Ruppé Distinguished Service Award. The award was publicly announced in 1990 and “named in honor of Carol V. Ruppé in recognition of her long service to the society in creating and running The Soceity for Historical Archaeology Book Room at the annual conference,” according to the SHA website. Pat Garrow is the sixth recipient of this award.

“I was honored and pleased to receive the Carol V. Ruppe Distinguished Service Award at the Society for Historical Archaeology meeting in Seattle. My first SHA meeting was Charleston, SC, in 1975, and I have attended most of the meetings since that time. The SHA is very special to me, and the Ruppe Award means a great deal to me.”

Congratulations Pat Garrow on your prestigious award!pat

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New Contract with the Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers

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cropped-logo_small21.jpgCRA is pleased to announce a new contract with the Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers. The contract is a five year long environmental services agreement with $30m capacity. Our company is one of several subcontractors for the Prime, JESCO Environmental & Geotechnical Services, Inc. (SBA 8(a), EDWOSB, SDB, DBE, Woman Owned Small Business).   Work under this contract includes providing installation support in maintaining compliance with all applicable federal and state environmental regulations and Army guidance, regulations, and requirements. Work to be performed under this contract may include conservation, cultural resources, natural resources and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) support, environmental compliance, environmental and technical support, environmental analysis, environmental program management support, environmental sampling of various media, laboratory testing, environmental and occupational safety and health compliance audits and training, environmental assessments, environmental data inventories, hazardous and regulated waste handling and management, permit applications, community involvement, environmental services, environmental investigation, and other scientific and technological investigations to accomplish the mission. CRA is excited to be a part of this contract.

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CRA sponsors World Road Cycling Championships in Richmond, Virginia

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The World Road Cycling Championships (Worlds) is cycling’s pinnacle event and will be held in Richmond, Virginia, September 19-27, 2015. About 1,000 of the world’s top cyclists from about 75 countries will compete,  and over 450,000 spectators are expected, with a TV audience of 300 million. All road races will take place on a challenging, technical and inner-city road circuit through downtown Richmond and Monument Avenue, which includes twisty, cobbled climbs at 20% grades. Visit http://richmond2015.com for more information on the race course.

As a local business, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.’s Richmond office is proud to support the Worlds event with membership in the Société 2015. Businesses across the region are coming together to welcome the Worlds event to Richmond. CRA is excited to work with the other businesses to show off the great city of Richmond. Learn more about CRA’s involvement, and other business involved, at:  www.societe2015.com.

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September is Kentucky’s Annual Archaeology Month

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KAMPoster_2014As the leaves start to turn and fall arrives, the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KyOPA) celebrates the rich history of Kentucky through the second annual Archaeology month in September. KyOPA has numerous events planned throughout the month that highlight the heritage of Kentucky and allow citizens to explore the history of the state through archaeology. Be sure to check out their website for more information on the events planned throughout the month!

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Bradbury and Herndon articles published in Journal of Kentucky Archaeology

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Andrew P. Bradbury and Richard L. Herndon are at it again. The duo recently had two articles published in the Journal of Kentucky Archaeology. Both articles discuss investigations in western Kentucky, particularly a Mississippian site and Mississippian Tinsley Hill site. You can read the both articles on the Journal of Kentucky Archaeology website.

A Shovel Testing Survey of the Canton Site (15Tr1), Trigg County, Kentucky.

A Tinsley Hill Phase Mississippian Occupation at the Confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers.

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Archaeolgoical work at Harbison Crossroads makes local news

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Harbison Crossroads

Harbison Crossroads from the project area, facing east-northeast.

You may remember a recent blog post discussing an archaeological investigation in East Tennessee in search of Reynold’s Station. Although the investigation determined it was not the location of Reynold’s Station, there was still an abundance of information that could be obtained from the discovered site . After the initial investigation, it was determined that the site had further potential to yield information on early Euro-American and enslaved African-American inhabitants of East Tennessee and Knox County, and on the material culture of the enslaved and  the changes that took place to the landscape through time.

Recently members from CRA, along with archaeologists from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, were part of a local news story discussing the findings and on-going archaeological investigations. You can read the news story and watch the video clip of the site here.

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CRA in the News

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CRA corporate headquarters, Lexington, Kentucky

CRA corporate headquarters, Lexington, Kentucky

Recently, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., and its team members have been spotlighted in media outlets. The Lane Report, Kentucky’s leading business and economic news magazine, featured CRA and its staff in the latest issue. The April issue of the magazine discusses the importance of historical significance and CRA’s role in preservation, along with a nice history of the company. You can read the full article by visiting The Lane Report website.

Alan Higgins, Director of Architectural and Cultural History, has spent months researching and documenting the mid-century architecture of Evansville, Indiana. His work has culminated into two works, Unnoticed Modern and Vision & Legacy. In an article featured in Indiana Preservationist, Alan Higgins’ work is spotlighted in an article discussing mid-century modern architecture. If you would like more information or to read the article in full, you can subscribe or request a sample from their website.

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Hot off the Press: Two articles written by CRA archaeologists featured in “The Missouri Archaeologist”

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Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., has exceptional individuals  at the helm of each project. Each individual is an expert in their respective field and area of interest. Andrew P. Bradbury, Richard L. Herndon, and Brian G. DelCastello all shared some of their expertise in articles featured in The Missouri Archaeologist.

Avenue of the Saints Project

Avenue of the Saints Project.

Andrew P. Bradbury has authored countless articles and books throughout his career. His latest contribution to The Missouri Archaeologist discusses the radiocarbon chronology for Archaic Period Sites within the Avenue of the Saints Project conducted by CRA in northeast Missouri between 2004 and 2006.

In 2003, the Rohlfing site was discovered during a survey for a proposed bridge replacement. Richard L. Herndon and Brian G. DelCastello discuss the findings and importance of the site in the latest volume of The Missouri Archaeologist. Herndon serves as a prehistoric ceramics specialist, along with his other titles at CRA, while DelCastello provides lithics expertise. Combined, the two share a wealth of expertise while interpreting the Rohlfing site in their latest article.

Congratulations Bradbury, Herndon, and DelCastello on the recent publications.

If you are a member of the Missouri Archaeological Society, you have access to The Missouri Archaeologist. If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining, you can visit their website.

 

 

 

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Looking for Reynolds Station: An Archaeological Investigation in Knox County, Tennessee

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By: Paul Avery, Pat Garrow, and Jason Ross

J.J.F. and Sarah Neal Family

The J.F. and Sarah Neal family in front of the log house, taken in 1895 according to Neal (1973).

Tennessee has been the location of many archaeological discoveries. The state’s landscape varies from relatively flat lands to the rolling landscape of eastern Tennessee. There are an abundance of both prehistoric and historic sites in Tennessee. Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., is fortunate enough to have an office in Knoxville, Tennessee, which has conducted numerous archaeological investigations. In April of 2013, CRA worked to document the location of Reynolds Station in Knox County, Tennessee. The phase II investigation was required for an intersection improvement in the area. A proposed access road had the potential to adversely affect the site, so it was necessary to determine if the site was eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

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Get a Plan…a Historic Preservation Plan

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Historic Building at Dayton VAMC

Historic building at the Dayton VAMC.

By Kathy Martinolich, MHP

Preservation planning—the process of identifying needs, determining priority actions, and developing short- and long-term strategies for the productive future of a historic resource or group of resources —is one of the many preservation-related services CRA offers.  Well-versed in assisting architects, engineers, and planners, CRA brings a nuanced understanding of the complexities of providing for the continued use of significant historic places –which ultimately supports their retention – while maintaining their critical historic integrity. One such project recently completed by CRA was a comprehensive historic preservation plan for a building at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, a National Register of Historic Places-listed historic district that has also been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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