Steve Stearns

Steven M. Stearns earned a BS in Environmental Resources and a BA in Anthropology, from California State University, Sacramento, CA.  Steve also continued graduate studies at the University of Nevada-Reno and CSUS.

Steve was an archaeologist for 33 years while working for the Nevada Department of  Transportation (NDOT), his work included: statewide survey work, site recordation, technical report writing and National Register Site Evaluation.  In addition, Steve took several specialized training; NEPA, Section 106, Section 4(f) compliance and others with the National Preservation Institute (NPI) and through UNR’s Specialty Program.

Steve also has remarkable artistic abilities recreating environmental landscapes, his drawings have been used as front covers on Eetza’s Proposals (Steve drew the mammoth for this website’s logo).

Steve’s experience extends when he was a staff member for the Nevada Archaeological Survey (NAS) in the mid 1970’s and the Nevada State Museum (NSM) prior to his employment with NDOT.  In addition, Steve was principal and co-owner of S&S Archaeological Consultants in early 1980’s.

Since his retirement from State Office, Steve has written articles for the Nevada Anthropological Association’s Newsletter “In-Situ”  (view articles).

Steve’s experience in Great Basin archaeology is extensive, he is an important and a very valuable asset as a member of Eetza’s team of consultants.  He will collaborate as a field archaeologist and will co-author projects.