The Far Western documentary film, Time has Many Voices was awarded the 2023 Outstanding Media Coverage of an Environmental Topic award from the California Association of Environmental Professionals. The documentary aired nationwide on PBS in November 2022, and is available for viewing on the PBS website.
Nevada Archaeological Association presented Vickie Clay with the Silver Trowel Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Society for California Archaeology presented Adrian Whitaker with the SCA President’s Award for above and beyond service to California Archaeology and the Society for California Archaeology.
The Society for California Archaeology presented Kelly McGuire with the Martin A. Baumhoff Special Achievement Award.
Far Western received the San Francisco Collaborative Partnering Award for work on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Sunol Yard Improvement Project, a five-year-long effort that included substantial data recovery excavations and reporting at two archaeological sites, production of a documentary film, design and installation of public outreach interpretive panels, and consulting on the Watershed Center’s cultural/archaeology exhibits.
The Great Basin Anthropological Association presented Far Western with the Presidential Special Achievement Award for excellence and significant contributions to archaeology and CRM in the Great Basin and beyond.
Far Western received the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for our work on the Salvaging the Past: A Case Study in Archaeological Inquiry Project. This included a technical report as well as a document specifically geared to archaeology students focusing on cultural resources management and contract archaeology,
The Society for California Archaeology presented Amy Gilreath with the Mark Raymond Harrington Award for Conservation in Archaeology. Read more about her award at www.farwestern.com/news.
Far Western received the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for our work on the Cuyama Valley: A Corridor to the Past Project. The project showcases seven archaeological sites that underwent initial salvage excavations in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with final analysis nearly 40 years later. The project included a digital booklet, exhibit and 3D gallery.
The SCA President’s Award for Exceptional Service to the Society for California Archaeology was awarded to Patricia Mikkelsen.
The Archaeology Channel Film Festival presented the film makers of “Breaking New Ground” with the Most Inspirational Award.
Far Western received the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for our work on the Black Creek site in Calaveras County. This included a technical archaeological report, plus a public brochure, Stealing the Sun, which presents an archaeological overview and traditional Native Me-wuk stories about the area.
The California Preservation Foundation presented their Design Award to Jeffrey S. Rosenthal and Jack Meyer for their groundbreaking Geoarchaeological Study and Sensitivity Model for the Southern Santa Clara, Hollister, and San Juan Valleys.