• Solano Community College



Archaeological Monitoring Services for the Solano Community College New Science Building and Gas Line Project

The Solano Community College District is in the process of constructing a 30,400-square-foot science building on its campus in Fairfield. FCS conducted a CEQA-compliant Phase I Cultural Resources Assessment (PI-CRA) in the project vicinity with potential to be impacted by construction. FCS identified sensitive prehistoric cultural resources, then proposed and carried out an Archaeological Monitoring and Treatment Plan that included Phase II archaeological testing.

Phase II testing involved the digging of over 30 shovel test pits to determine areas of increased cultural sensitivity in proximity to known resources. Based on the results of the testing, FCS was able to refine the construction areas requiring full-time monitoring that resulted in a decreased number of monitors and monitoring days required to ensure adequate coverage. FCS worked closely with Laverne Bill, head of Tribal Cultural Resources for the Yoche Dehe Wintun Nation, who represented the Most Likely Descendant by the NAHC.

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