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Alex Coburn at Fort RossOn the eve of ASC’s 40th anniversary, our organization is stronger than ever!

Students have learned that the real-world experience they get at ASC serves them well as developing professionals—and in the job market. ASC covers California, from archaeological survey in the Mohave Desert to working with visitors at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. And with our recent work in Eureka, Nevada, we have begun to venture even further.

The Archaeological Collections Facility (ACF) endowment passed a milestone this year, climbing to over $1 million! It has taken 20 years and a lot of strategic planning but our goal of a financially independent ACF is in sight. I know of no similar facility in California that has such a substantial endowment.

  . . . and talking about the benefits of endowments, the ASC Scholarship (supported by staff payroll deductions and the Meyer Family fund) awarded three $500 scholarships this year to CRM MA students Whitney McClellan, Angela Turner, and Samantha Dollinger.

ASC has continued our excellent relationship with Native American tribes. Under the supervision of Sandra Massey, we concluded our NPS NAGRPA grant, with which we partnered with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The grant was used to reinventory and classify materials from CA-MRN-27, a Native American cemetery, in preparation for repatriation. Over in Yolo County, Kate Green and Kyle Rabellino worked closely with Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to record archaeological sites on tribal land. While on the Sonoma County Coast Dana Shew and ASC consultants partnered with the Kashaya Band of Pomo Indians to document the tribe’s cultural landscape.

Thanks to Maria Ribeiro and Sandra Massey who assembled this annual report with contributions by ASC staff.

Adrian Praetzellis
ASC Director