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Technical Brief 21 Peer Review of Federal Archeological Projects and Programs


Peer Review
Cultural Resource Program
Phoenix Area Office
Bureau of Reclamation

Peer Review Team Agenda, 17-22 July 1995

Monday, 17 July

8:00-8:10 Welcome—Dennis Schroeder, Area Manager

8:10-8:20 Introductions—All

8:20-8:45 Scope of Work for the Peer Review—Frank McManamon, DCA

8:45-9:00 Brief overview of CAP and PXAO Cultural Resource Program—Lincoln

9:00-9:20 Break

9:20-11:30 Topical Discussion of the Aspects of the Program being Considered by the Peer Review—PXAO staff. Goal is to provide Review Team with as much background information as possible, building upon and referring to the written material already provided to the team members, and to enable the team members to request additional information that had not been provided.


1:00-2:30 Interviews w/ PXAO management—Dennis Schroeder (Area Manager), John Newman (Assistant Area Manager, Resources Management), Larry Morton (Assistant Area Manager, Management Services and Human Resources), Jerri Tharp (Finance Officer), etc. Topics here will include:

2:30-2:45 Break

Interviews with partners, colleagues, contractors, and constituents. Reclamation staff will participate in some of these discussions, but at least part of the time interviews will be with only the Peer Review team and the partners, etc.

2:45-3:45 State Historic Preservation Officer and staff—Jim Garrison, Bob Gasser, Ann Howard Discuss PXAO Section 106 and Section 110 compliance and coordination efforts.

3:45-4:15 Tonto National Forest—Scott Wood, Forest Archaeologist. PXAO's largest Federal partner in developing and executing the Theodore Roosevelt Dam and Verde River Safety of Dams mitigation projects. Topics should include research, coordination, and public education.

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 Teff Rodeffer—Chief, Collections Management, National Park Service, Western Archaeological and Conservation Center. The PXAO current curation program should be the focus of this interview, future curation needs also might be discussed.

5:30-6:30 Peer Review Team meeting to take stock of the day's events, plan for development of recommendations and report preparation.

Tuesday, 18 July

8:30-9:30 Research, Funding, and Internal Program—PXAO CRM staff. Topics will include: PXAO mitigation approach with case studies from Roosevelt Projects, Verde River, and Lake Pleasant. May wish to spend some time discussing data management.

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:15 Jeff Dean, Tree Ring Laboratory, University of Arizona—Jeff serves as ongoing peer reviewer for the program. He will join the Review Team at the Pointe, Monday evening and will be available through Wednesday.

10:15-11:00 Bill Doelle—Desert Archaeology (Roosevelt Community Development Contract

11:00-11:45 Jeff Altschul—Statistical Research, Inc. (Roosevelt Rural Sites Study and Verde River SOD Study)

11:45-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:15 Glen Rice & Chuck Redman—ASU (Roosevelt Platform Mound Study)

2:15-3:00 Open discussion with CRM staff. This might be a good time to discuss Reclamation's “new” mission and where the CRM program fits in it. Discuss PXAO relationship with the Salt River Project, Reclamation's potential sale of the Salt River Project and implications for CRM, PXAO Section 110 program.

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00 Continuation of Curation discussion—CRM staff

4:00-5:30 Open time. Might be used to continue discussion with PXAO CRM staff or for Peer Review team to meet alone, with others, to review additional documents, or to begin working on report.

Wednesday, 19 July

7:00 Leave for Tonto Basin. Tour excavation of Salado sites, Visit Platform Mound, Tour Roosevelt Dam Construction Site, Tour Tonto National Forest Visitor Center (Time Permitting). After return to the hotel, brief meeting of the Peer Review team to discuss and consider day's events and any implications for work during following days. Discussion of actions needed for recommendations, report, and Friday's presentation.

Thursday, 20 July

7:00 Leave for Gila River Indian Community. Tour Hohokam and Pima Sites, Inspect GRIC Cultural Program facilities, interview John Ravesloot and staff, meet with tribal government representatives; plan for interviews includes meeting with Cecil Antone, one topic that can be pursued during this meeting is the consultation with and involvement of Native Americans in the cultural resource program.

3:00 (approx.) Visit Arizona Historical Society. Meet with Director, Central Arizona Division Paul Piazza and staff Nancy Dallett and James Hadden. Tour facility, review exhibits, and Discussion of Public Education Program.

Following return to hotel, Peer Review team meeting to discuss day's events and actions needed for recommendations, report, and Friday presentation.

Friday, 21 July

8:30-9:30 Wrap up interviews discussion w/ CRM Staff

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:45 Peer Review Team discussions and final preparations for presentation to PXAO management

10:45-11:30 Exit interview with PXAO Management

11:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-5:00 Review Team complete draft of report—CRM staff available for additional questions and input

Saturday, 22 July

Departures as scheduled

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