PROJECTS

The Last Wall Remnant of the San Miguel Native American Quadrangle

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO

Retained by the County of San Luis Obispo to assess damages to the Indian Quadrangle of San Miguel Mission.  Project involved survey, provenienced surface collection, assessment of disturbance and data loss from inadvertent grading, test excavation, historical research, and a variety of other studies including analyses of shell beads, glass beads, and stone tools.  Developed mitigation measures and aprticipated in public hearings. 

 

METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Los Angeles County

Assisted the public agency as sole contractor from 1987 through 2003 in all aspects of cultural resource services during the construction of the RedLine subway.  Developed the scope of work, monitored all construction, evaluated structures potentially affected, conducted historical research, collected and analyzed artifacts, conducted major data recovery excavations of Chinatown at Union Station and at the Campo de Cahuenga, and fulfilled all requirements to maintain MTA's obligations under a Memorandum of Agreement/Section 106.

The history and archaeology of Chinatown resulted in an award-winning book published by UCLA.  The long-lost adobe at Campo de Cahuenga where signatories agreed to end the hostilies of the Mexican American War in 1845 was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, and the archaeological site was developed into an historical Los Angeles City park.

Award Winning Publication, UCLA

Searl Ranch Cellar with Artifacts

METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT
OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

For 2.5 years, Greenwood and Associates maintained a fully equipped field office in Riverside Country where the District was constructing the new Diamond Valley Reservoir.  With a team averaging 25 professional archaeologists, historians, graphic and production personnel, the company prepared a scope of work and research design, undertook field surveys, recorded sites, conducted test and data recovery excavations, documented historic structure reports, analyzed collections, and prepared 12 reports plus a final comprehensive synthesis.  One site was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS,
LOS ANGELES DISTRICT

Greenwood and Associates assisted the Corps and other contractors in the 1980s in conducting cultural resource studies in the Prado Basin, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles County.  The services ranged from archival research, survey, and site recording, to testing prehistoric sites, data recovery at historical sites and adobes, evaluation of bridges and the whole town of Rincon/Prado, thematic studies of the dairy industry, transportation system, water transport, and pottery manufacture, and work camps, to studies of two dams. Among the dozen reports generated were two HAER documents produced, for the Prado Dam and three Southern California Electric powerhouses with their ancillary systems.

Zanja Madre, El Pueblo de Los Angeles

CITY OF LOS ANGELES
BUREAU OF ENGINEERING

Under contract to the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering from 1999 to date, Greenwood and Associates undertook 81 different projects.  These included Exposition Boulvevard Bike Path, various projects at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Hollenbeck Police Station, Northeast Valley Animal Shelter, and the Emergency Operations Center. 

Soledad Mission,

Monterey County.

Dana Adobe excavations,

San Luis Obispo County.

Reconstruction of Archaeological Resources, East Quadrangle, Ventura Mission, Ventura County.

Sequeiros Mural,

El Pueblo de Los Angeles,

City of Los Angeles.