Steve Harvey is Senior Archaeologist at ASM Affiliates, Inc., one of the premier cultural resources firms in the western United States. Previously, he served as the Heritage and Tribal Relations Program Manager for the Cleveland National Forest.
He has in total almost 25 years of professional and academic experience in archeological fieldwork, research, and publication in the southern California area. He earned his M.A. in Anthropology with a focus in archeology, particularly the prehistoric hunter-gatherers of the southern California coastal area. His ongoing research focuses on prehistoric subsistence systems and how environmental adaptation is reconstructed from the archaeological record through an examination of technology, function, and spatial analysis.
Since 2001, Mr. Harvey has specialized in subsistence system research and the environmental adaptation strategies of local prehistoric groups, particularly the Native American Luiseño of coastal southern California. His Master’s thesis was a statistical analysis and evaluation of the impacts of the Spanish missionization process on the Luiseño using the archaeological record of the Late Prehistoric Luiseño village of Topomai, located on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California.
Mr. Harvey has directed or participated in numerous archeological field survey, testing, and data recovery projects in southern California. He has expertise with the analysis of ceramics, ground stone, lithics, faunal remains, human osteology, and historic materials, as well as general tribal relations and Section 106 Native American consultation facilitation experience.
Senior Archaeologist at ASM Affiliates, Inc.