Jerome H. King, MA

Jerome King
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Jay is one of the newest Principals on Far Western’s management team. He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, for his undergraduate degree, graduating in 1991, and Simon Fraser University for his master’s degree, graduating in 1997. He has worked at Far Western since 1999. He also serves as a Principal Investigator on projects throughout California and Nevada. He specializes in information management and analysis. As a founder of our GIS and Cartography group, Jay has completed a number of landscape-level sensitivity models and geoarchaeological studies, sample survey designs, large-scale cultural resources data-acquisition and maintenance projects, as well as custom application development. As an archaeologist, he has led and contributed to a wide variety of inventory, testing, and data-recovery projects. His work with Jeff Rosenthal and Jack Meyer on the geoarchaeology of the southern Santa Clara Valley, subsequently published by the Center for Archaeological Research, Davis, received the 2005 Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation.


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

Jay’s Featured Projects

  • Ruby Pipeline
  • Caltrans Cultural Resources Database and Legacy Data Collection
  • Battle Mountain Pasture

Jay’s Featured Publications

Duke, Daron, and Jerome H. King


A GIS Model for Predicting Wetland Habitat in the Great Basin at the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition and Implications for Paleoindian Archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science 49:276-291.

McGuire, Kelly R., William R. Hildebrandt, Amy J. Gilreath, Jerome H. King, and John E. Berg


The Prehistory of Gold Butte: A Virgin River Hinterland, Clark County, Nevada. University of Utah Anthropological Papers No. 127. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hildebrandt, William R., and Jerome H. King


Distinguishing between Darts and Arrows in the Archaeological Record: Implications for Technological Change in the American West. American Antiquity 77:789-799.

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