Recent News

Upcoming Classes

HPEM has two Archaeological Violation Investigation classes scheduled. The classes are being sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service.

Redding, California April 14 through April 16, 2020 Anchorage, Alaska May 5 through May 7, 2020
<register> by March 27, 2020 <register> by April 17, 2020

Recent HPEM Classes and Training

In May 2019, HPEM taught an Archaeological Violation Investigation class for the National Park Service at the Western Archaeological and Conservation Center in Tucson, Arizona. Participants included NPS archaeologists, conservationists, and law enforcement officers, as well as law enforcement officers and members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In October 2019, Martin McAllister and Brent Kober taught a Webinar titled “Introduction to Archaeological Damage Assessment” online to more than 130 participants for the Society for American Archaeology.

Other recent classes include:

2019    Archaeological Violation Investigation class at Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center, Jamestown, Virginia for the National Park Service

2018    Archaeological Violation Investigation class at the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer and State Historical Society of North Dakota. <Class description>

2017    Archaeological Violation Investigation and Archaeological Damage Assessment Management classes in Brimley, Michigan for the Bay Mills Indian Community

Speaking and Conferences

Martin McAllister and Brent Kober recently co-hosted an Electronic Symposium at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Albuquerque, New Mexico on New Perspectives on Heritage Protection where they also presented a paper titled “The United States and the American and European Conventions on Heritage Protection.”

In November 2018, Martin McAllister and Brent Kober spoke at the 15th Biennial Federal Columbia River Power System Cultural Resource Program in Whitefish, Montana on New Technologies for Investigating Cultural Resource Violations.

Other News:

Martin McAllister along with other HPEM members, including Archaeologist Larry Murphy and Investigator David Griffel, have authored three chapters in the recently released book “Forensic Archaeology: Multidisciplinary Perspectives” published by Springer and edited by Kimberlee Sue Moran and Claire L. Gold. <Available>

At the 83rd Annual Society for American Archaeology Conference, Martin McAllister was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime’s work of preserving the Nation’s Heritage.