Date: Tuesday, November 10, at 7 PM
Location: Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos
A Trail of Two Cities: What the Armijo Report of Travel
between Santa Fe and Los Angeles in 1829 Tells Archeologists about the Physical and Cultural Geography of the Southwestern United States
Speaker: Mark Henderson, Chupadero Archeological Resources, LL.C
has worked in archeological inventory, excavation and laboratory analysis and
report writing since volunteering at the Museum of Northern Arizona in
Flagstaff, Arizona in 1967. He
retired from the US Civil Service in 2007, after 30 years where most of his
work was overseeing compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, the
Archaeological Resources Protection Act and archeology, historic preservation
and American Indian coordination with the National Environmental Policy
Act. He produced scores of
technical reports, primarily archeological inventories, to identify National
Register of Historic Places properties and determine avoidance or treatments in
proposed federal undertakings.
During his federal career he also performed collateral duties as a
wildland fire fighter where he normally worked as a line scout, archeologist
and resource advisor on bull dozer teams.
Mark considers his most important accomplishments to be developing and
administering volunteer citizen Site Steward Programs, as a co-facilitator for
Intrigue of the Past teacher workshops and overseeing the development of
publicly accessible interpretive sites.
Mark also worked extensively in development of technical specifications
for archeological contracts for inventory and data recovery projects and was
trained and maintained certification as a Contracting Officers Representative
and Contract Inspector, throughout his federal career. In 2007 he started his own consulting
firm, Chupadero Archeological Resources, with the purpose of “encouraging
public participation in archeological research.”
has been adjunct faculty at Northern Nevada Community College (now Great Basin
College) teaching Introductory Archeology and Environmental Studies. In 2007 Mark was elected Vice President
of the Old Spanish Trail Association, a non-profit organization which is a
recognized partner with the US National Park Service and US Bureau of Land
Management to protect, enhance and preserve the Old Spanish National Historic
Trail where he lead the implementation of a Trail Stewardship policy.
Join other TAS members and our speaker at Antionio's for dinner prior to the meeting at 5:00 PM.
Please RSVP to Dorothy Wells if you're able to join us for dinner.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 751-3265.