RESUME of WILLIAM G. ROOP
Mr. Roop has more than 25 years of experience in project
management and archaeological methods. He has been engaged since 1972 in
cultural resource management and development of procedures to comply with
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA) requirements. His experience has included completion of over 1,500
reports evaluating the potential for, or impacts to, cultural resources. His
tenure at Archaeological Resource Service has included participation in, and
responsibility for, all aspects of cultural resource management.
Mr. Roop is computer literate, with experience in word
processing, spreadsheet, and database management software. He has produced
interpretive software packages for general distribution, and compiled dBase
programs for internal use at Archaeological Resource Service. Programming skills
include familiarity with the HyperBase environment, and a working knowledge of
Cogent Prolog. All database programs currently are using a Microsoft Access
excavation and laboratory crews of up to 45 people.
Development of new
methodologies for data recordation and recovery.
Major author of the
Novato Cultural Resources Ordinance.
Author of the Cultural
Resources Element of the 1995-2005 Downtown San Jose General Plan.
Identified and evaluated
(with Katherine Flynn) a previously unrecognized pattern of prehistoric
exploitation of vernal wetlands.
computerized systems for data manipulation and retrieval.
1974-present: Partner, Archaeological Resource
Service, 122 American Alley, Suite A, Petaluma, CA. 94952
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. Occasional projects have been undertaken beyond
this area, including a special interest in the Black Rock and Smoke Creek
Deserts of Nevada.
1991-1997: Partner, ABACUS Archaeological Associates (a WBE),
1110 Industrial Avenue, Suite 27, Petaluma, CA., 94952-6511
1991-1997: Chief Executive Officer and Software
Designer, Nexial Software Systems, 1110 Industrial Avenue, Suite 27,
Petaluma, CA., 94952-6511
Designs, Produces, and Sells local histories on disk.
Products have included histories of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, San
Jose's Chinese communities, database applications for data retrieval and
artifact cataloging, and a morphological key to prehistoric tools.
1972-1974: Field Team Leader, Archaeological Resource Service
Supervise and execute archaeological surveys, test
excavations, and data recovery projects under the direction of Dr. Thomas
Fulling King. Laboratory coordination and report preparation also occupied a
large part of the work performed.
1978 Master of Arts San Francisco State University
Thesis: ADAPTATION ON BEN L0MOND MOUNTAIN: Excavations at
1970 Bachelor of Arts San Francisco State Univ.
1968 San Jose City College General Studies
1982-1995 Certified by the Society Of Professional
Archeologists in Field Research
1990-1995 Class C California Drivers License
Society of Professional Archeologists California Council
For the Promotion of History
California Historical Society Nevada Historical Society
Society for California Archaeology Society for American
Chinese Historical Society of America Pacific Coast
Lassen County Historical Society Novato History Guild
Chinese Historical and Cultural Project California
Academy of Sciences
California Native Plant Society Sonoma County Museum
Petaluma Historical Museum Association San Jose
Historical Museum Association
Planning and Conservation League
Sonoma County Alliance
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Association
Association of Environmental Professionals (Charter
Charles Babbage Institute, Center for the History of
Society for the History of Technology, Special Interest
Group in the History of Computing
Society for the History of Technology, Special Interest
Group in History of Military Technology
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
1978: HERITAGE ON THE HALFSHELL: Excavations at Mnt-298 (with
K. Flynn and others)
1984: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF VERNAL POOLS: An Example from Placer County.
In S. Jain and P. Moyle (Editors) Vernal Pools and Intermittent
Streams. Institute of Ecology Publication 28. U.C. Davis.
1989: Archaeological Data Recovery at CA-Sol-313 Within the Proposed
Travis Air Force Base Medical Facility, Fairfield, Solano County,
California. Final Report (with K. Flynn and others)
in preparation: (tentative title) Who Killed Uncle Pete?
Interpretations and Ruminations on the Deaths of Edward Clapper and
1974: Excavations at SCr-20, a Preliminary Report. Paper presented to
the Society For California Archaeology Annual Meeting, Riverside.
1975: The Aptos Model, Predicting Site Sensitivity. Paper presented
to the Society For California Archaeology Annual Meeting, Santa Cruz.
1979: Shrimps, Shrubs and Shrinking Pools: Vernal Pool Exploitation
in Prehistoric California. Paper presented to the Society For California
Archaeology Annual Meeting, Sacramento.
1981: Pooling Our Resources: A Deeper Look at Vernal Pools. Symposium
presented to the Society For California Archaeology Annual Meeting,
Redding. Papers presented:
The Distribution of Vernal Pools in California -- Geography,
Geology, and Implications to Cultural Behavior (W. Roop)
Islands In The Land -- Vernal Pools and Land Use in Prehispanic
California (W. Roop)
1981: The Archaeology of Vernal Pools: An Example From Placer County.
Presented to the Institute of Ecology, U.C. Davis. Published in Moyle
and Jain (eds.) 1984.
1985: Artifacts from the Fairmont Collection. Slide presentation,
artifact display and discussion of the San Jose Fairmont Hotel
Archaeological Project presented to representatives of the Chinese
women's clubs of Santa Clara County.
1987: San Jose's First Chinatown. Slide presentation and discussion
of the San Jose Fairmont Hotel Archaeological Project presented to the
San Jose Historical Museum Association.
1987: Artifacts of San Luis Obispo's Chinatown. Exhibit of artifacts
from San Luis Obispo's Chinatown presented at the San Luis Obispo County
Historical Museum. Produced with Katherine Flynn and Mark Hall-Patton,
1989: San Jose's First Chinatown. Slide presentation and discussion
(with Katherine Flynn) of the San Jose Fairmont Hotel and the adjacent
Silicon Valley Financial Center Archaeological Projects. Presented to
the Chinese Historical Society of America.
1991: A History of Petaluma and the River. Paper presented to
the Petaluma River Enhancement Committee of the City of Petaluma.
1994: Petaluma Underground. Slide presentation and discussion of
historical archaeology as practiced by ARS. Presented to the Petaluma
1996: Underground Petaluma. Presented to Class 2 of Leadership
Petaluma. Discussion of Petaluma prehistory and history to 1850, with an
emphasis on archaeological sites and buildings that no longer exist.
Presented with "Aboveground Petaluma," a discussion of historic
buildings of the Downtown Petaluma Historic District by Deborah Riddle
of the Petaluma Museum Association.
1997: Waking the Dragon: Community Involvement in the San Jose
Chinatown Archaeological Project. Paper and slide presentation in
Session 30: Working Together: Historical Archaeologists and Minority
Communities. Presented January 10, 1997 at the Society for Historical
Archaeology 30th Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology,
Corpus Christi, Texas.
1997-2000: Petaluma’s History: Presented to Class 3, 4, 5, and 6 of
Leadership Petaluma. Discussion of Petaluma prehistory and history to
1850, with an emphasis on archaeological sites and buildings that no
longer exist. Presented with a discussion of historic buildings of the
Downtown Petaluma Historic District by Deborah Riddle of the Petaluma
Museum Association, and a guided tour of Vallejo’s Petaluma Adobe.
1995-1999: Member of the Citizen’s Advisory
Committee of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open
1994-1995: Member of the 11th Class of the LEADERSHIP
SANTA ROSA Program.
1992-1998: Second Vice President, 1994-1995 and Member of the Board
of Directors of the Chinese Historical Society of America, 1993-1998.
Member of the Speakers subcommittee. Chairman of the Archives
committee and Keeper of the Archives of the Chinese Historical Society
of America, 1994-1996.
1991-1994: Member of the Board of Directors of the Petaluma River
1991-1999: Member of the Sonoma County Alliance. Served
on the: Low Cost Housing Element Task Force (1992-93), Low Cost Housing
subcommittee (1993-94), Land Use subcommittee (1993-95) and
Infra-Structure Committee (1996-99).
1991-1994: Advisor to Hahn Elementary School, Rohnert Park,
1990-1997: Member of the Advisory Board, Chinese Historical and
Cultural Project of Santa Clara County. Assisted In the development and
preparation of the interpretive display and exhibition materials for the
Ng Shing Gung temple restoration project at the City of San Jose
Historical Museum at Kelley Park.
1990-1991: Exhibits Committee of the CHCP [project to recreate the Ng
Shing Gung Temple].
1989-1994: Participant in Novato Sister City Program (Sister City,
1989-1991: Archaeology class, Olive Elementary School, Novato. Taught
archaeological principles and laboratory methods to elementary school
1979-1980: Member, Novato City Cultural Resource Ordinance Committee.
1975-1980: Member, Black Point Home Improvement Club.
1976-1981: Member, Novato Environmental Impact Review Committee
1975-1976: Commissioner, Marin County Native American-Archaeological
Community Cooperative Committee.
1974: Director of the Bay Area Archaeological Cooperative.
Available upon request.