AmaTerra News and Updates

Looking forward to working in the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana

Recently, AmaTerra was awarded a contract to conduct an archaeological survey of 2,542 acres in Compartments 33, 34, and 371 of the Calcasieu Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. This investigation was undertaken to partly comply with the U.S. Forest Service’s responsibilities under Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. An intensive survey is planned, with a pedestrian walkthrough and transect shovel testing, which will assist in determining the efficacy of the predictive model developed for the Forest Service in 2011. AmaTerra will conduct the survey, evaluate the predictive model, and make recommendations for any impr

The City of Austin's Historic Cemetery Master Plan Project Wins TWO MORE Awards!

We don't want to brag or anything but having a project be recognized by two different organizations and receiving two awards in as many weeks is pretty nifty stuff! The City of Austin's Historic Cemetery Master Plan project has done just that, winning the Project Plan Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Planning & Preservation of Cultural Landscape from Preservation Austin. The City of Austin's Historic Cemetery Master Plan was a multi-year effort by Austin's Parks and Recreation Department to assess the condition of its five historic cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery and Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Evergreen Cemetery, Pl

AmaTerra Archaeologist Receives White Sands Missile Range Commander's Coin

Exciting news from AmaTerra's team at White Sands Missile Range! Staff archaeologist, Matt Cuba was surprised (literally; he'd been out working in the field that morning) and elated to receive a Commander's Coin from Garrison Commander Colonel Dave Brown and Command Sergeant Major William Wofford yesterday. The coin was presented in appreciation for Matt's work at the post that contributed to WSMR's receipt of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Cultural Resource Management. According to the United States Army's policies, coins such as these may only be presented "...for acts of exceptional service, achievement, or special recognition of a job well done, or for unique contr

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