Can anyone based in NW England help this American archaeologist who will be
in Liverpool 16-20 May? He's hoping to meet with academic and professional
archaeologists, see a few sites, and would be happy to give a lecture.
Replies to Mr Kenny not to me please.
University of Bristol
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Kenny - MCDOTX <[log in to unmask]>
To: 'Dan Hicks' <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 2:24 PM
Subject: RE: Archaeological sites in NW England
> Dear Dan --
> I hope to meet with academic, contract, or government
> archaeologists who would be interested in a hearty chat and exchange of
> information. I hope to broaden my horizons...
> I am 45 years old and have been working as an anthropologist and 'CRM'
> archaeologist in the American Southwest for 21 years at the Master's level
> (no PhD)...
> In Arizona, I work for a Department of Transportation -- it builds and
> maintains local road systems in semi-rural areas outside of the
> cities. My county is the 5th largest county in size in the United States
> has 3M residents. Arizona sounds rural to most, but the Phoenix area is
> highly urbanized and suburbanized. Much of Phoenix was built on top of
> prehistoric Native American and historic deposits. Many of the
> archaeological deposits are still intact and they turn up everywhere,
> irritating business and industry beyond imagination. The regulations for
> preservation or mitigation are strong and there is a lot of archaeology
> being conducted within the region. My organization has 3000 mi of road in
> its system. I am an applied anthropologist and an archaeologist. My
> I have cultural anthropology duties as I manage a number of middle eastern
> Civil Engineers who come to our organization on mid-career internships; I
> work extensively with the 21 Native American tribal communities in AZ; I
> serve as the county archaeologist, planning and executing archaeological
> excavations related to our infrastructure projects -- I have four
> contractors who do the work for me and I spend approx $2M/yr on
> archaeological investigations (for example, see <www.acstempe.com> ); I
> have responsibilities in environmental compliance (EA/EIS)
> and the environmental arena (hazardous material remediation, here I have 5
> contractors working for me and spend about $3 M per year).
> Away from work, I run the SWA web site <www.swanet.org> in order to
> regionally integrate the activities of southwestern archaeologists; I
> publish a daily electronic newsletter as part of the SWA web site.
> I will arrive in Liverpool on May 16th and depart on the 20th (dropping in
> to visit a British friend). I'd like to meet
> with a few archaeologists and learn about the governance of archaeology in
> the UK while visiting a few key sites (any time period) that exemplify
> the successes and problem issues of heritage and cultural management (this
> includes the governance end (rules, regulations and organizational
> the business end (finance and business), and the nitty gritty of
> preservation and mitigation and curation of sites and artifact
> I'd be willing to give a slide lecture or a lecture about southwestern
> archaeology in exchange, if anyone is interested.
> Brian Kenny
> Applied Anthropologist
> Environmental Program Manager
> Maricopa County Department of Transportation
> 2901 West Durango Street
> Phoenix Arizona USA 85009
> [log in to unmask]
> Executive Director
> Southwestern Archaeology, Inc.
> A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
> www.swanet.org; e-mail: [log in to unmask]
> Masters of International Management, July '00
> American Graduate School of International Management