San Juan Basin Archaeological Society

Chapter of the Colorado
Archaeological Society

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society... exploring, learning about, and preserving
archaeological, cultural, and historical resources in the Four Corners region since 1979.


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Next SJBAS Meeting
Thursday, August 14

Fort Lewis College

The next SJBAS meeting will be held on Thursday, August 14th, at the Lyceum in the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Grant Carlos Smith, archaeologist with the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service, will present: "Late Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers in Utah and the Promontory Caves". He will discuss some of the current research regarding the possibility that material from the Promontory Caves may represent Athapaskan migration from approximately the 1,200's - 1,400's.


A combination of education and professional archaeological experience that includes a master’s degree in anthropology (archaeology emphasis), and extensive archaeological field work, lab work, and professional and technical report writing qualifies Grant as a full-time professional archaeologist. Grant's education and work experience is primarily in prehistoric Southwestern and Great Basin archaeology, but he has also recorded, analyzed, and reported on numerous historic archaeological sites.

Grant's professional experience has included the full range of activities expected for a professional, agency archaeologist. These duties include, but are not limited to, the completion of Class I literature searches, the planning and completion of field inventories (survey), making National Register determinations of site eligibility and determinations of project effects for federal undertakings, archaeological testing and excavation, the completion of artifact analysis, the write-up of survey and excavation reports, and the initiation of consultation with SHPOs, federal and state agencies, and with THPOs and representatives of Native American tribes.

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