ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES LLC (ASCC) was established in 1996 as Archaeological Services of Clark County.
Based out of Vancouver, WA, ASCC has grown from a one-person operation working solely in Clark County to a firm that employs six full-time archaeologists who carry out projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Michael Smith, B.A., Archaeological Technician and Graphics Specialist
Brandon Shaw, B.A., Archaeological Technician
Alexander Gall, M.A., RPA, owner of ASCC, has been involved with archaeological projects in the Pacific Northwest since 1999. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from Vassar College in 1994 and his M.A. in Anthropology from Portland State University in 2002. Prior to joining ASCC in 2002, Mr. Gall spent five years working as an archaeological technician in over fifteen states on the East Coast, Midwest, and Southwest on a wide variety of projects. For the year prior to starting graduate school in 1999, Mr. Gall was employed on the Caesars Archaeological Data Recovery Project along the Ohio River in southern Indiana, which was the largest cultural resource project ever undertaken in the Midwest. He was also chosen among a competitive field to take part in US/ICOMOS’s professional intern program to document Paleolithic rock art in northeastern Portugal.
Mr. Gall has spent over twenty years working throughout Oregon and Washington for ASCC and other companies and agencies. Since joining ASCC in 2002, and purchasing the company in 2006, he has acted as Principal Investigator/Project Manager on over 1,200 projects of all types and sizes.
Michael Smith received his B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from Oberlin College in 1994. Pursuant to this degree, Smith completed the University of Alaska’s archaeological field school at the Broken Mammoth Site, a Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene site in the Alaskan interior (1992), and spent a semester studying Egyptology at the American University in Cairo (1993). An avid traveler, Smith has toured archaeological sites on six continents.
As a professional archaeologist, Mr. Smith has worked on a wide range of surveys and data recovery projects in the U.S. and abroad. His early work experience included leading survey crews on multiple projects in central Florida, excavating a Revolutionary War period site in downtown Philadelphia, uncovering a multi-component Jomon site in northern Japan, surveying former U.S. Air Force bombing ranges in Badlands National Park, and working for more than a year in the Ohio River Valley on the Caesars Archaeological Project, a dig that yielded one of the largest prehistoric artifact assemblages in the Midwest. Since 2001, Mr. Smith has concentrated on the archaeology of the Pacific Northwest. In 2008, Mr. Smith joined ASCC, where his ongoing job duties encompass those of project director, field technician, historical researcher, graphics specialist, lithic analyst, and technical writer.
Statement of Nondiscrimination in Employment
ASCC does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, sex, national origin or ethnic group, color, age, religion, disability or military service.
For more information please feel free to contact Alex Gall at 360.260.8614.