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Congratulations to Rachel Heil, the 2020 Sherri Gust Memorial Scholarship Recipient!

Congratulations to Rachel Heil, the 2020 Sherri Gust Memorial Scholarship Recipient!

Rachel Heil has been awarded the Pacific Coast Archaeological Society (PCAS) Sherri Gust Memorial Scholarship.

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High Desert Corridor

High Desert Corridor

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Historic Town Center Master Plan

Historic Town Center Master Plan

In support of a project-level EIR, Cogstone conduct a survey and assessment of the historic town center of San Juan Capistrano to determine the effects on cultural resources of potential changes to the Historic Town Center Master Plan area. Potential impacts to 86 acres constituting the Revitalization and Repositioning Areas were considered. The services by Cogstone included a records search, Native American Sacred Lands file search and an intensive pedestrian survey of the entire project area, including the Los Rios Street Historic District, and completion of a series of DPR 523...

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SR-138 / High Desert Corridor Testing

SR-138 / High Desert Corridor Testing

Cogstone began work on this project by conducting Extended Phase I (XPI) testing where project-related subsurface disturbances were proposed and conducting an intensive-level pedestrian survey. Subsequently, Cogstone was retained to write the narrative Historic Property Survey Report, revise the prior Archaeological Survey Report and Historical Resources Evaluation Report, and prepare a combined Paleontological Identification Report/Paleontological Evaluation Report. Twelve archaeological resources that were not located in the original survey were all relocated by Cogstone.

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Central Park West Development

Central Park West Development

The project involved redevelopment of a former manufacturing plant property into high rise condominiums in Irvine. During paleontological and archaeological monitoring, Cogstone discovered an 80 by 25 foot bone bed. We recovered a partial mammoth (skull and tusks), several bison, a ground sloth and a turkey vulture. Cogstone conducted fossil salvage, fossil preparation, fossil identification, fossil analysis, radiometric dating, stratigraphic columns, micropaleontological analysis, taphonomic analysis, collection management, interpretive report, transport of large fossils and curation...

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