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About SAS

SAS was founded in 2005 by Jason A. Coleman, M.A., R.P.A., professional archaeologist for over 15 years. Since its inception, SAS has provided services for numerous local Solano County clients and local, state, and federal agencies throughout California and other parts of the nation.
Equipped to Handle Any Job
Adapting to project needs, SAS maintains professional office, laboratory, and storage facilities. SAS laboratory facilities allow for in-house archaeological and osteological analyses to reduce the need for expensive outsourcing. Storage facilities offer temporary professional curation, including proper shelving, lighting, and security. Ready for any situation, SAS is equipped with 4WD vehicles, satellite phones, and sub-meter-accurate GPS devices.
Building Partnerships
SAS works to develop close relations with Native American groups and organizations to preserve their cultural heritage through appropriate mitigation efforts and scientific research. In addition to benefiting the Native American community, this trusted partnership also helps keep the lines of communication open to reduce potential impacts on your project.
Qualified Staff
SAS staff is highly skilled in archaeological methods, allowing them to respond to a variety of fieldwork situations. Responding quickly to evaluate potential situations when cultural resources could be impacted, SAS staff makes critical cost-effective recommendations to preserve the integrity of such resources while keeping the client compliant and a step closer to successful project completion. SAS will survey the extra mile to ensure projects are handled thoroughly and professionally; a key reason for our established repeat client base.
Jason A. Coleman, M.A., R.P.A.
Owner and Principal Investigator
As the founder and president of SAS, Mr. Coleman is responsible for corporate administrative duties, including accounting, marketing, permitting, and licensing. While experienced in all aspects of archaeological work on prehistoric and historic-era sites, Mr. Coleman specializes in historic archaeology, digital mapping, preparation of regulatory documents, and wetlands projects. Mr. Coleman has directed multi-thousand-acre surveys in several states, as well as multiple archaeological testing and data recovery efforts.
Lara M. Wood, B.A., A.S.
GIS Analyst and Archaeologist
Ms. Wood provides spatial analysis and map design for natural and cultural resources and is familiar with many software programs, including ESRI ArcGIS (ArcMap, Spatial Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, ArcInfo, 3D Analyst, ArcPad, ArcView) and Terrain Navigator Pro, Adobe applications (Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop), MS Office applications (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), and PathFinder Office. Ms. Wood has utilized Trimble and Garmin GPS products (Trimble MS750 Base Station and Ag214 rover, Trimble handheld GeoXT, GeoXH and GeoXPlorer 3, Garmin e-trex), Geonics Ltd. electromagnetic remote sensing instruments (EM31-MK2, EM34), and Allegro Field PC.
Gary Bergman-Hutson
GIS Technician and Archaeologist
Mr. Hutson has surveyed over 20,000 acres throughout California and other parts of the nation. He provides critical GIS field data utilizing the Trimble GeoXT and has identified and recorded dozens of cultural resources, including several large National Register-eligible rock art sites and historic-era homesteads. Mr. Hutson is proficient in all forms of archaeological fieldwork and has conducted extensive artifact analysis, computerized cataloging, and curation.