FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY TO ADDRESS THE 2020 UTAH ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSULTANTS MEETING

Dr. J. W. “Joe” Joseph, past President of the Society for Historical Archaeology and co-founder of New South Associates, will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Utah Archaeological Consultants Meeting. He will discuss the public benefit of being a private sector archaeologist. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 20 in the Multi-Purpose Room at Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Joseph holds a Ph.D. in Historical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked for nearly four decades in cultural resources management. He is currently the Director of Administration and Project Manager for New South Associates, and Program Director for the Veterans Curation Program. He has also volunteered his services to other associations and committees with interests in cultural and historical resources. As a researcher, Dr. Joseph’s areas of expertise include African America archaeology, historic cemeteries, historic contexts, and public archaeology. He has published extensively in refereed journals such as Historical Archaeology, Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology, and Common Ground, as well as in edited books and volumes.    

As a well-respected consultant and scholar, Dr. Joseph is eminently qualified to discuss the critical, and sometimes underappreciated, role of the consulting archaeologist in managing cultural resources and contributing to anthropological archaeology’s greater body of knowledge. Archaeological consultants who work in Utah are urged to attend this meeting, but this is also open to the public and anyone interested in the practice of archaeology should attend. For further information, please contact Kristopher Carambelas at kcarambelas@utah.gov.