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Ms. Flynn has more than 25 years of experience in project management and archaeological methods. She has been engaged since 1973 in cultural resource management and development of procedures to comply with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. Her experience has included completion of almost 1,000 reports evaluating the potential for, or impacts to, cultural resources. Her tenure at Archaeological Resource Service has included participation in, and responsibility for, all aspects of cultural resource management. In 1991 she started a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) under ABACUS Archaeological Associates (AAA). The firm maintains a staff of five permanent employees and as well as other technical specialists as needed.


  • Coordination of excavation and laboratory crews of up to 45 people.

  • Development of new methodologies for data recordation and recovery.

  • Faunal analysis (animal bone) specialist since 1972.

  • Scientific illustrator since 1974.

  • Identified and evaluated (with William Roop) a previously unrecognized pattern of prehistoric exploitation of vernal wetlands.

  • Participant in the California Council For The Promotion of History Mini-Grant committee through 1998.


    1974-2002 Partner

    Archaeological Resource Service,
    122 American Alley, Suite A, Petaluma, CA. 94952-2328

    In charge of supervising all aspects of company business. Specific duties include acquisition of new projects, oversight of the computer systems, direct supervision of projects in progress, and preparation of reports to clients. The general service area of the firm extends from San Luis Obispo County north to the Oregon state line, and east to the Nevada State line.

    Concurrent Position:

    1991-1997: Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner
    ABACUS Archaeological Associates (WBE)


    1973 Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles. Interdisciplinary Committee in Archaeology.

    Thesis: The Hunter-Gatherer as Incipient Animal Domesticator: Theoretical Investigation of Pleistocene Archaeological Sites.

    1970 Bachelor of Arts Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin Anthropology (with Honors).


    1982-1997 Certified by the Society of Professional Archeologists in Field Research


    Society of Professional Archeologists California Academy of Sciences

    Society for California Archaeology California Native Plant Society

    Society for American Archaeology Planning and Conservation League

    Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Sonoma County Alliance

    National Trust For Historic Preservation Sonoma County Farmlands Group

    California Preservation Foundation Sonoma Land Trust

    California Council For the Promotion of History Petaluma Historical Museum Association

    Association of Environmental Professionals Sonoma County Museum Association

    Chinese Historical Society of America San Jose Historical Museum Association

    California Historical Society Nevada Historical Society

    San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Association



  • 1978: HERITAGE ON THE HALFSHELL: Excavations at Mnt-298 (with W. Roop and others)
  • 1989: Archaeological Data Recovery at CA-Sol-313 Within the Proposed Travis Air Force Base Medical Facility, Fairfield, Solano County, California. Final Report (with W. Roop and others)
  • Presentations:

  • 1974: Faunal Remains Recovered From SCr-20, a Preliminary Report. on the Faunal Analysis. Presented at the Society For California Archaeology Annual Meeting, Riverside.
  • 1975: Up On The Ridge: Excavations at Hum-245 and Hum-246 on Hupa Mountain. Paper presented at the joint Southwestern Anthropological Association and American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
  • 1978: The Rock Art of Santa Clara County: Form and Function. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Society of California Archaeology Annual Meeting, Yosemite.
  • 1985: Archaeological Reconnaissance and Mitigation Procedures. Paper presented to the Redwood Chapter of the Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Santa Rosa.
  • 1987: San Jose's First Chinatown. Slide presentation and discussion of the San Jose Fairmont Hotel Archaeological Project and the adjacent Silicon Valley Financial Center Archaeological Project presented to the San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society.
  • 1987: Artifacts of San Luis Obispo's Chinatown. Display of artifacts from San Luis Obispo's Chinatown. Display presented at the San Luis Obispo County Historical Museum. Produced with William Roop and Mark Hall-Patton, Curator
  • 1988: Napa County Prehistory. Paper presented to the Sharpsteen Museum Society, Calistoga, Napa County.
  • 1989: San Jose's First Chinatown. Slide presentation and discussion (with William Roop) on the San Jose Fairmont Hotel and the adjacent Silicon Valley Financial Center Archaeological Projects. Presented to the Chinese Historical Society of America., San Francisco chapter.
  • 1989: Prehistory of the Novato Area. Paper presented to the Breakfast Club of the Rotary, Novato.
  • 1990: Women in North Bay History. Paper presented to the North Bay Women's Breakfast Club. Novato.
  • 1991: The Prehistory of Petaluma and the River. Paper presented to the Petaluma River Enhancement Committee of the City of Petaluma. Petaluma.
  • 1991: The Common Thread: Linkage Between Archaeology and Geology. Paper presented to the Association of Engineering Geologists, San Francisco (with J. Parsons).
  • 1992: Program Chairperson, Third Petaluma River Forum. River Committee of the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • 1994: Archaeology and the Construction Industry: We Donít Have to Stop the Show. Paper presented to the National Organization of Women in Construction (NAWIC), San Francisco Chapter #19.
  • 1994: Program Co-Chairperson, California Council for the Promotion of History Mini-Grant Committee. Presentation to group from CCHP and California Historical Society on September 15, 1994.
  • 1996: Program Chairperson, California Council for the Promotion of History Mini-Grant Committee. Presentation to CCPH on October 25, 1996 in Sacramento.

  • 1999: Chair, Petaluma Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee

  • 1997-1999: Day Chair for History and Tourism Day, City of Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce LEADERSHIP PETALUMA Program. Class II-V.

  • 1997: Member, Wake Up Petaluma Committee, City of Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • 1995-1996: Participant, City of Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce LEADERSHIP PETALUMA Program. Class I. Participant in Mural Sub-committee 1996-97.

  • 1991-1995: Member, Mini-grant Committee, California Council for the Promotion of History.

  • 1996-1997 Chairperson, Mini-grant Committee, California Council for the Promotion of History.

  • 1993-1994: Participant, City of Petaluma Eco-Audit/Sustainable Petaluma Committee.

  • 1993-1994: Participant, City of Santa Rosa Wastewater Management Workshops.

  • 1991-1994: Participant, City of Petaluma Wastewater Management Workshops. Graduate of Wastewater School.

  • 1989-1993: Participant, City of Novato Sister City Program (Sister City with Shepparton, Australia).

  • 1991-1992: Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Farmlands Group. Also Chair of Education committee.

  • 1991-1992: Member, the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce River Committee.

  • 1989-1990: Instructor, Special Archaeology class, Olive Elementary School, Novato.

  • 1979-1980: Member, Novato City Cultural Resource Ordinance Committee.

  • 1975-1980: Member, Black Point Home Improvement Club.

  • 1976-1981: Advisor, City of Novato Environmental Impact Review Committee.

  • 1975-1976: Member, Marin County Native American-Archaeological Community Cooperation Committee.

  • 1974: Member, Bay Area Archaeological Cooperative.


    Mr. Mark Sloat, City of Santa Rosa Department of Public Works (707) 524-5135

    Mr. Will Selleck or Ms. Wyntress Balcher, Planners, Napa County Conservation, Development & Planning Department (707) 253-4416.

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