The Anthropological Studies Center has been helping private companies and government agency clients with archaeo-logical sites, Native American concerns, and historic buildings since 1974. Our staff’s intimate working knowledge of state and federal regulations coupled with solid scholarly research earned ASC the American Society of Civil Engineers 1999 Award of Merit as well as the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation; in 2003 ASC’s director received the Society for California Archaeology’s Thomas F. King Award in Cultural Resources Management.
ASC is led by Dr. Adrian Praetzellis, a practicing archaeologist with over 25 years experience. The organization’s large staff is managed by Mary Praetzellis, M.A., who is also a Registered Historian.
ASC has a core staff of 17 full-time and 15 part-time employees, including 9 Registered Professional Archaeologists and a Registered Professional Historian, among whom are historical and prehistoric archaeologists, an oral historian, a staff editor, an archaeological laboratory manager, field and lab technicians, as well as report production, computer graphics, and GIS specialists.