Andrew Frierson

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Andrew is a Senior Archaeologist at Far Western’s Great Basin Branch in Carson City, Nevada. He received his BA in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina in 2012 and an MA in Anthropology from Washington State University in 2018. His MA work included documenting, analyzing, and interpreting a large precontact artifact assemblage from a previously unreported rockshelter in the northern Great Basin within the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in Lake County, Oregon. He received funding for this research from a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units Cooperative Agreement. 

Andrew has worked in cultural resource management since 2011. His experience includes conducting and leading cultural resource surveys, testing and determining NRHP eligibility, monitoring, and data recovery/excavation in compliance with Section 106, NEPA, and state statutes and executive orders for a variety of projects in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, Montana, and South Carolina. 

In addition, he has experience in preparing cost estimates and proposals, managing fieldwork and deliverable schedules, preparing contracts and agreements, training field crews, drafting memorandum of agreements, and coordinating and consulting with tribal representatives and state and federal agencies. Andrew has authored and co-authored many technical reports and regularly presents posters and papers at professional conferences. His research interests include human-environmental dynamics, hunter-gatherer mobility, and more broadly, people’s interaction and resilience to changing environments and landscapes.  

Inventory
Evaluation and Testing
Effects Mitigation
Geoarchaeology
Sensivity and Constraints
Environmental Planning Support
GIS and Cartography
Monitoring
Public Outreach and Interpretation

 

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