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Every couple weeks or so, a member of our staff will contribute to our blog about different topics related to archaeology! Sometimes this will be a webposting of an interesting paper they wrote or read, how obsidian hydration works, a handful of silly archaeology related jokes, stories from the field, recaps of trips to collect research material, and many other things! Be sure to check in regularly for the latest post J


Tom Origer & Associates is involved in many things beyond our commitment to our clients, many of our staff take on leadership positions and volunteer roles in societies and groups within the local and archaeological communities.

Society for California Archaeology
April 1998- April 2001. Tom Origer was involved in Presidential duties (President-Elect, President, Past-President).

10-13 March 2011. Tom Origer & Associates provided local arrangements in Rohnert Park, CA for the annual Society for California Archaeology meeting. Providing local arrangements entails reserving the venue space, planning and running the Silent Auction, and coordinating the volunteers, among many other things that ensure the meeting goes smoothly.

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Tom Origer & Associates has given presentations to volunteer groups like the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods to disseminate knowledge about archaeology - how to know when to leave "trash" in place, how oral history plays into the larger scheme of archaeology and local history, what the local past involved, and general introductory information about the field of archaeology.

Sonoma’s Big Dig
5-9 July 2010. Tom Origer & Associates sponsored, participated, and provided tools and equipment for the Big Dig public archaeology event in Sonoma, led by George McKale. The Big Dig brought together both amateur and professional archaeologists to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Sonoma by digging where a small adobe built by Salvador Vallejo once stood, just off the town's square. Each day of the dig, a professional archaeologist gave a talk and helped the public hone their skills.