ALAC undertakes cultural resource management projects for a wide variety of public agencies and private sector clients:

  • Local and regional transportation entities.
  • Energy and utility companies and cooperatives (e.g., wind, electric, gas, telephone, cell tower).
  • Private developers.
  • Mining industry.
  • Rural water districts.
  • State agencies (e.g., South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks, South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office, South Dakota State Historical Society, Department of Transportation).
  • Municipalities (e.g., City of Sioux Falls Planning and Public Works, Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Authority, various city industrial and recreational development projects).
  • Federal agencies (e.g., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service).

 ALAC has also received grants from the South Dakota and Nebraska offices of Historic Preservation, the National Geographic Society, The Burlington Northern Foundation, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Gannett Foundation, and the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, South Dakota Humanities Council, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and ISTEA.

Special research interests of ALAC include:

  • Interpretation of the 1000-year-old Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.
  • Studies relating to research conducted within the Missouri River Trench in North and South Dakota.
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Great Plains through stable isotope analysis (C13) and archeological soils studies.
  • Long-range geomorphologic and climatic reconstructions at the Lange/Ferguson Clovis mammoth kill/butchering locality (39SH33) in southwestern South Dakota.
  • Synthesizing the prehistory of the Lower and Upper Big Sioux archeological regions in South Dakota.
  • Study of settlement patterns in relation to drainages in general.

A Closer Look as Some Recent Projects

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