FARMINGTON — The number of archeologists in Farmington is about to boom while a large-scale construction project begins on nearby Indian land.
The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $5.5 million to contract to PaleoWest Archeology to mitigate the effects Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project construction will have on cultural resources in the area.
PaleoWest is a Phoenix-based company that will open an office in Farmington, said Lisa Iams, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Reclamation.
The company employees archeologists, historians and anthropologists and provides cultural-resource consulting to private and public developers.
“It’s going to be the most important archeological investigation in northwest New Mexico history, so we are very excited,” said Tom Motsinger, the president of PaleoWest. Read more.