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RESUME of WILLIAM G. ROOP

SUMMARY:

William G RoopMr. 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 format.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Coordination of 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.

  • Development of computerized systems for data manipulation and retrieval.

  • EXPERIENCE:

    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.

    Concurrent Position

    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.

    EDUCATION:

    Degrees:

  • 1978 Master of Arts San Francisco State University Anthropology

  • Thesis: ADAPTATION ON BEN L0MOND MOUNTAIN: Excavations at 04-SCr-20

  • 1970 Bachelor of Arts San Francisco State Univ. Anthropology

  • 1968 San Jose City College General Studies

  • Licenses:

    1982-1995 Certified by the Society Of Professional Archeologists in Field Research

    1990-1995 Class C California Drivers License

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society of Professional Archeologists California Council For the Promotion of History

  • California Historical Society Nevada Historical Society

  • Society for California Archaeology Society for American Archaeology

  • Chinese Historical Society of America Pacific Coast Archaeological Society

  • Lassen County Historical Society Novato History Guild

  • Chinese Historical and Cultural Project California Academy of Sciences

  • California Native Plant Society Sonoma County Museum Association

  • 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 member)

  • Charles Babbage Institute, Center for the History of Information Processing

  • 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:

    Publications:

  • 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 Peter Lassen.
  • Presentations:

  • 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, Curator
  • 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. Petaluma.
  • 1994: Petaluma Underground. Slide presentation and discussion of historical archaeology as practiced by ARS. Presented to the Petaluma Museum Guild.
  • 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.
  • CIVIC/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    1995-1999: Member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

    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 Council.

    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, Archaeology Program.

    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, Shepparton, Australia)..

    1989-1991: Archaeology class, Olive Elementary School, Novato. Taught archaeological principles and laboratory methods to elementary school children.

    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.

    REFERENCES

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