Jon holds a Master of Science degree from Utah State University (USU) in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management and a B.S. in Anthropology from Weber State University. Mr. Peart has eight years of cultural resource management (CRM) experience in the intermountain west with the majority of his experience in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Wyoming. Since May 2011, Mr. Peart has been employed by Cannon Heritage Consultants, Inc. (CHC) of Logan, Utah. For CHC he has served as archaeological field director for numerous CRM projects including the Skull Valley Land Exchange Project (Tooele County, Utah), Three Creeks Grazing Allotment Project (Rich County, Utah), Dugway Proving Grounds Proposed ATV Areas (Tooele County, Utah), Sand Cliff Signatures Public Archaeology Project (Beaver County, Utah), Snowbird Gad Valley Improvements Project (Salt Lake County, Utah), Idaho Power Company Line 339 (Lemhi County, Idaho) and several other smaller projects. While at CHC, Mr. Peart has authored or coauthored over fifteen CRM reports including reports for intensive inventories, limited testing, metal detection, and historic/prehistoric excavations.
In addition to working for CHC he has worked for Sagebrush Consultants L.L.C. (from 2006 to 2011), worked as a graduate research assistant at USU (from 2009 to 2011), volunteered with the Golden Spike National Historic Site (2010) and with Molly Cannon at the Spatial Data Collection Analysis Visualization Lab at USU (2011). While working for Sagebrush Consultants (from 2006 to 2011) he participated in numerous archaeological surveys and several historic excavations. These projects include large intensive inventories such as the Nevada Northern Railway Cultural Resource Inventory (White Pine and Elko Counties, Nevada), Lake Powell Pipeline Cultural Resource Inventory Project (Iron, Kane, Washington Counties, Utah), and the Holly UNEV Pipeline (Salt Lake and Tooele Counties, Utah). Other significant projects Mr. Peart participated in at Sagebrush include cultural resource monitoring projects such as the Moss Courthouse Expansion Project (Salt Lake County, Utah), Odd Fellows Hall Relocation Project (Salt Lake County, Utah), Legacy Parkway Monitoring Project (Davis County, Utah), and the Ogden River Restoration Project (Weber County, Utah). As a result of these monitoring projects, Mr. Peart has gained at least two months of historic excavation experience.
In summary, Mr. Peart has several years of CRM experience in Utah and the surrounding states. He successfully serves as archaeological field director/supervisor for CRM projects in the region and has experience with all the various stages of CRM compliance work. As a result of this experience Mr. Peart is well trained in intensive pedestrian inventory, historic research, site evaluations, lithic analysis (specifically debitage analysis), prehistoric/historic excavation methods, GIS applications, and report writing.