was officially organized in March of 1981. Richard K. Talbot currently serves
as Director and Lane D. Richens is the Senior Staff Archaeologist. OPA employs
BYU Anthropology graduate students as crew chiefs, and undergraduate students
as crew members. External consultants are employed on an “as-needed” basis. OPA
has carried out projects throughout Utah, and in parts of Nevada, Wyoming,
Colorado, and Arizona.
has a diverse clientele, including Federal, State and local agencies, and
private sector groups whose emphases include utilities construction, oil and
gas exploration, mining, road construction, water projects, etc. Staff and
employees have produced well over 800 technical reports and several
professional articles and publications since 1981.
Telephone: (801) 422-7778
Cell: (801) 319-0908
Fax: (801) 422-0026
of Public Archaeology
2201 N. Canyon Road