Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc. (AINW), founded in June, 1989, provides the full spectrum of cultural resource consulting services to both public and private sector clients in the Pacific Northwest. For more than two decades, AINW has conducted over 2,000 cultural resource projects that encompass the breadth of cultural resource disciplines: archaeology, architectural history, history, and ethnography. Most of these projects have been done to meet the compliance regulations of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and documentation for Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and for local and state agency review of development and energy projects.
AINW also conducts lithic analysis for other firms and provides training in lithic technology. AINW’s blood residue analysis laboratory has conducted several hundred individual studies in the past two decades.
AINW’s staff of over 30 employees includes 26 professional archaeologists, architectural historians, and historians. In addition, AINW has staff specialists in faunal analysis, human osteology, lithic analysis, historic artifact analysis, underwater archaeology, and specialists in blood residue analysis, GIS/graphics, and report production. Supporting all is our very capable administrative staff.
John L. Fagan, Ph.D., R.P.A. AINW Corporate President, Senior Archaeologist, and Lithic Technology Specialist. Dr. Fagan, co-founder/owner of AINW, began his professional career in 1965 and has several decades of experience in archaeology of the Pacific Northwest and the western United States. He has directed numerous projects throughout the region. Dr. Fagan’s 15-year tenure as District Archaeologist for the Portland District of the Corps of Engineers provided him with considerable knowledge of federal cultural resource programs and requirements. He is a recognized authority on lithic analysis and replication of stone tools. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Reese, M.A., R.P.A. AINW Corporate Vice President and Senior Archaeologist. Ms. Reese is a co-founder/owner of AINW. She started her archaeological career in 1975 and has focused on the field of cultural resource management. She has worked on many cultural resource projects throughout Oregon and Washington, plus others in California and Nevada. Her areas of archaeological specialization include the environmental setting of prehistoric settlements, especially geoarchaeology and prehistory of the Columbia River. She has extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements in the Pacific Northwest. email@example.com