MAS Resources

Volunteer Programs

Passport in Time

Each year the U.S.D.A. Forest Service sponsors a variety of archaeological and historic preservation field projects in Montana especially for volunteers.

Passport in Time Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 31315
Tucson, Arizona 85751-1315
1-800-281-9176

Montana Site Stewardship Program

Project Archaeology and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) formed a partnership to develop a Montana Site Stewardship Program.

To become a Montana Site Stewardship volunteer, you must fill out an application and attend a two-day training workshop. Volunteer training includes classroom instruction and fieldwork. To register for an upcoming workshop please contact Crystal Alegria at (406) 994-6925 or calegria@montana.edu.

Project Archaeology

Project Archaeology is an educational organization based at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Project Archaeology is dedicated to teaching scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the importance of protecting our nation’s rich cultural resources. We are a national network of archaeologists, educators, and concerned citizens working to make archaeology education accessible to students and teachers nation-wide through high-quality educational materials and professional development.

Traveling Educational Trunks Across Montana

A guide to educational trunks for the teaching of archaeology and history in Montana schools.

Northwest Montana Educational Trunk List October 2021

 Further information on archaeology or archaeologists in your area can also be obtained from:

Jessica Bush, State Archaeologist:
(406) 444-0388  Email: JBush2@mt.gov

State Historic Preservation Office
Montana Historical Society
1410 8th Avenue/P.O. Box 201202
Helena, Montana 59620-1202
406-444-7719

More Information on Montana Archaeology

State of Montana Area

MT Historical Society: Dr. Stan Wilmoth (406)-444-7719
swilmoth@mt.gov

State Trust Lands: Patrick Rennie (406)-444-2882
prennie@mt.gov

Fish, Wildlife & Parks: Sara Scott (406)-273-4671
sarascott@mt.gov

Dept. of Transportation Steve Platt: (406)-444-0455
splatt@mt.gov

State Historic Preservation Office

Pete Brown, State Historic Preservation Officer:
(406) 444-7718  Email: pebrown@mt.gov
• MHS historic preservation program manager
• Staff supervision
• Historic preservation planning, goals, objectives, policies and priorities
• Programmatic agreements and partnerships
• Comments, commendations and complaints

John Boughton, National Register Coordinator:
(406) 444-3647  Email: JBoughton@mt.gov
• Inquiries regarding NR listing or listed properties
• Creates, edits and submits NR nominations to the State Review Board and the Keeper
• Significance of Historical Properties

Eric Newcombe, Historic Architecture Specialist:
(406) 444-7717  Email: Eric.Newcombe@mt.gov
• Tax Act project development and review
• Technical assistance for structural rehabilitation and restoration
• Lead Section 106 review for architectural properties
• CDBG, CTEP, Travel MT, Art Council and Cultural Trust Grant Review

Melissa Munson, Administrative Assistant:
(406) 444-7715  Email: Melissa.Munson@mt.gov
• Correspondence tracking and database entry
• Maintains Service Directory, mailing lists
• General information and telephone assistance

Damon Murdo, Cultural Records Manager:
(406) 444-7767. Email: dmurdo@mt.gov
• Management of Montana Cultural Resource Database and Geographic Information System (GIS)
• Conducts File Searches for federal and state agencies
• Recommendations regarding need for inventory or other identification efforts

Kate Hampton, Community Preservation Coordinator:
(406) 444-7742. Email: khampton@mt.gov
• Coordinator for certified local governments/local preservation offices
• Historical survey, community district and thematic NR nominations
• Information and assistance regarding listed properties, preservation grants, and heritage education resources

Kyler Mozell, Cultural Records Assistant:
(406) 444-4724. Email: kyler.mozell@mt.gov
• GIS Data technician
• Issues Smithsonian Numbers for newly located archaeological, historic, and paleontological sites.
• Performs site form data requests.

Laura Evilsizer, Compliance Officer:
(406) 444-7719. Email: Laura.Evilsizer@mt.gov
• Primary section 106 compliance contact
• Historical property types eligibility and effect
• Section 106 training, PA and MOA development
• Compliance information assistance

Jessica Bush, State Archaeologist:
(406) 444-0388. Email: JBush2@mt.gov
• Archaeological and Traditional Cultural Properties consultation
• State Antiquities Permits
• General guidance, technical assistance and heritage education
• Native American consultation/Burial Board

Laura Marsh, Compliance Officer:
(406) 444-6485. Email: Laura.marsh@mt.gov
• Section 106 Compliance (parttime)

Bureau of Land Management
Montana State Office Gary Smith (406)-896-5214

Billings Curation Center David Wade (406)-896-5213

Billings Field Office Carolyn Sherve-Bybee (406)-896-5234

Butte Field Office Carrie Kiely (406)-533-7600

Dillon Field Office Jason Strahl (406)-683-8000

Havre Field Office Joshua Chase (406)-265-5891

Lewistown Field Office Zane Fulbright (406)-538-1923

Missoula Field Office Jodi Miller (406)-329-1058

Miles City Field Office Doug Melton (406)-233-2848

USDA Forest Service
Northern Regional Office (406)-329-3654

Beaverhead-Deer Lodge (Dillon) NF Ryan Powell (406)-683-3900

Bitterroot NF (406)-363-3131

Custer-Gallatin NF Halcyon LaPoint (406)-248-9885

Beaverhead-Deer Lodge (Butte) NF Tammy Cherullo
(406)-494-0256

Flathead NF (406)-758-5258 .

Helena NF Arian Randall (406)-449-5201

Kootenai NF Justin Moschelle (406)-283-7666

Lewis & Clark NF Mark Bodily (406)-791-7742

Lolo NF Sydney Bacon (406)-329-3853

Bureau of Reclamation
Montana Area Office, Rick Hanson (406)-247-7666

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jo’Etta Buckhouse (406)-247-7911

Yellowstone National Park
(307)-344-2155

Archaeological sites on public land are protected by state and federal law. Contact one of the above individuals about archaeological discoveries on public lands.

Human remains and burial sites are protected under state law. If you discover human skeletal material, immediately contact your County Coroner, law enforcement and/or call the State Historic Preservation Office (406)-444-7715.

Information on other Montana archaeologists, including archaeological consultants, can be obtained from the State Historic Preservation Office (406)-444-7715

Links

University of Montana Anthropology
Pictogragh Cave
Museum of the Rockies
BLM-Billinqs Curation Center
Custer National Forest
Bureau of Land Management
Project Archaeology
Virginia City, Montana

Geochemical Research Laboratory
Richard E. Hughes, Ph.D., RPA
Director, Geochemical Research Laboratory
20 Portola Green Circle
Portola Valley, CA 94028-7833
Phone: (650) 851-1410
Specialization is materials characterization, principally volcanic glass (obsidian) “sourcing”.

MAS Address

Montana Archaeological Society
PO Box 4522
Missoula, MT 59806-4522