About Garth Baldwin

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Garth Baldwin
M.A., RPA

Originally from Blaine Washington, Garth grew up near Drayton Harbor, a small saltwater bay that opens into the Strait of Georgia. The bay is where the company’s name was derived. Blaine is situated in northwest Washington along the coast and US / Canadian Border. After a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1988-1992, Garth earned a B.A. and M.A in Anthropology (2001 & 2003) from Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham. The subject of his thesis was Paleolithic archaeology from the Caucasian Mountains of Russia. Since then work has been closer to home, like coastal shell matrix sites. Garth has had the privilege to work in numerous precontact burial sites performing what can be called “Industrial Recovery” after construction projects have inadvertently disturbed cemeteries and individual burials. He has conducted and participated in investigations on the eastern Washington plateau. As part of keeping Drayton in the forefront of archaeological research, Garth has been training in Underwater Archaeology and PADI SCUBA to offer underwater services for marine, ferry, bridge and other aquatic projects complete CRM compliance. Garth worked as an archaeologist with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for three years (2004-2007). When he left the WSDOT, Garth was the principal archeologist in charge of NEPA compliance for Section 106 projects at the Highways and Local Programs Division. His particular skills include spatial analysis, shell matrix excavation, tribal consultation, burial recovery and assessment, and mediation.

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garth@draytonarchaeology.com

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