Mr. Mengers is a senior archaeologist with 10 years of experience. His extensive experience in Southern California archaeology and history has strengthened his knowledge of methods and theory of historical archaeology. His special interest in historic structures, objects and historic artifact identification has led to extended historic archival research, historic building/structure evaluation, analysis and resource evaluations. Mr. Mengers field experience include excavation, cultural resource survey, monitoring, and laboratory analysis. He has thousands of hours in laboratory experience where he has identified, cataloged and curated a variety of historic and prehistoric artifacts from throughout Southern California. Mr. Menger’s expertise in historic artifact identification and analysis has led him to develop and teach workshops on artifact identification for CRM studies.
His MA thesis work focused on the historic archaeology of early San Diego trolley suburbs and he is currently publishing portions of his research. He has been the primary and co-author of a variety of technical reports. Mr. Mengers also develops work plans, coordinates project staff, and interprets field data for the preparation of technical reports and DPR forms, and ensures that every aspect of the work meets current regulatory compliance requirements and professional technical and ethical standards. All work is conducted in accordance with Section 110 of the NHPA of 1966, as amended and CEQA, SB 18, and local government ordinances and policies.