Antiquity Consulting is run by
Beth Mathews, a United States Secretary of the Interior qualified Archaeologist based in Olympia, Washington. Beth's archaeological experience covers most regions of Washington and parts of British Columbia, Alaska, Oregon, and Nevada.

Beth has experience in all phases of cultural resource management: performing and supervising pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, site inventory, archaeological monitoring, research, mapping, and report production. She has worked on many types of projects in the cultural resource management field, including environmental conservation, road and bridge construction, storm water systems, natural gas pipeline maintenance, wind farm development, mineral mining, transmission lines, logging, fuels management, and residence/building construction. 

Education:

MA Archaeology,

Simon Fraser University

BA Anthropology,

Western Washington University

AA Psychology,

Foothill College

Research Interests:

Washington homesteads

Early Holocene archaeology

Waterlogged and wetland archaeology

GIS and spatial analysis

Human ecology

Ethnohistory of the Northwest Coast,   Plateau, and Great Basin

Memberships:

Society for American Archaeology

Society for Historical Archaeology

Washington State Historical Society

Association for Washington Archaeology

Reports Authored (120):

2020 Cultural Resources Assessment for the 7422 89th Ave NW Dock Construction Project, Gig Harbor, Pierce County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for property owner by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2020 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Cedarland Mill Creek Road Large Lot Subdivision Project, Mason County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for property owner by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2020 Archaeological Monitoring of the DuPont Starbucks, Barksdale Station Development Lots 5 & 11, DuPont, Pierce County, WA. Archaeological Monitoring and Inadvertent Discover Plan and monitoring report prepared for Drie Zakenleben, LLC by Antiquity Consulting.


2020 Archaeological Monitoring and Inadvertent Discover Plan for the Market Flats Development, Olympia, Thurston County, WA. IDP prepared for Urban Olympia by Antiquity Consulting.

2020 Archaeological Monitoring and Inadvertent Discover Plan for the State & Water Development, Olympia, Thurston County, WA. IDP prepared for Urban Olympia by Antiquity Consulting.


2020 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Boulder Creek Rehabilitation Project, Goodman Creek, Jefferson County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2019 Recommendation of Eligibility for the Hawk’s Prairie Atlas Powder Company Wharf (45TN349), Lacey, Thurston County, WA. Site form and recommendation of eligibility prepared for Marine Floats by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2019 Cultural Resource Assessment for the 7928 Noble View Lane Retaining Wall Project, Olympia, Thurston County, WA. Thurston County Shoreline Substantial Development and Conditional Use Permit assessment prepared for private property owner by Antiquity Consulting.

2019 Cultural Resources Assessment for the 1205 Market Street Dock Project, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, WA. Section 106 assessment prepared for private property owners by Antiquity Consulting.

2019 Cultural Resources Assessment for the 3040 Jackson Highway Development Project, Chehalis, Lewis County, WA. Section 106 assessment prepared for private property owners by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2019 Cultural Resources Assessment for the 18315 Mounts Road Septic Replacement Project, Dupont, Pierce County, WA. Section 106 assessment prepared for private property owners by Antiquity Consulting.

2019 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Goodman Creek Large Woody Debris Placement Project, Goodman Creek, Jefferson County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition by Antiquity Consulting.

2019 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Wellington Woods Subdivision Project, Yelm, Thurston County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for private property owners by Antiquity Consulting.

2019 Cultural Resource Assessment for the E Roanoke Development, Centralia, Lewis County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for the Horner Family Limited Partnership by Antiquity Consulting.

2019 Cultural Resources Review for the Log Boom Park Waterfront Improvement Project, Kenmore, King County, WA. Section 106 desktop review prepared for Stell Environmental.

 

2019 Cultural Resources Review for the Squire’s Landing Park Waterfront Improvements Project, Kenmore, King County, WA. Section 106 desktop review prepared for Stell Environmental.

2018 Archaeological Monitoring of Geotechnical Testing for the Platypus Marine New Building, 523 Marine Drive, Port Angeles, Clallam County, WA. Prepared for Platypus Marine by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Amendment to the South Prairie Creek Restoration Project, Pierce County, WA. GEO 05-05 assessment prepared for Pierce Conservation District by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Stubbs Acquisition Project, South Prairie Creek Restoration Project, Pierce County, WA. GEO 05-05 assessment prepared for Pierce Conservation District by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the 225 Fish Hatchery Road development Project, Lewis County, WA. Assessment prepared in compliance with the Lewis County Shoreline Permit Act by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Taitnapum Site 1, Cowlitz River, Lewis County, WA by Antiquity Consulting.

 

2018 Cultural Resource Assessment for the White River Recreation Area Cabin Improvement Projects, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Pierce County, WA. Section 106 review prepared for 5 cabin owners by Antiquity Consulting.

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Marvin Estates Project, Lacey, Thurston County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for Antiquity Consulting.

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the LDS Nisqually Camp Access Road Project, Olympia, Thurston County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services.

 

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Lucas Creek Fish Barrier Replacement Project, Chehalis, Lewis County, WA. Section 106 assessment prepared for Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services.

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Yelm Bypass Road Project, Yelm, Thurston County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Beggs Agricultural Site, Yelm, Thurston County, WA. Prepared for Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services.

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Hale Subdivision Project, Redmond, King County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Larkin Subdivision Project, Redmond, King County, WA. SEPA assessment prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

2018 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Gritton Residence Project, Thurston County, WA. Thurston County review prepared for Drayton Archaeological Research.

2018 Cultural Resource Assessment and Inadvertent Discovery Plan for the First Choice Self Storage Expansion Project, Rochester, Thurston County, WA. Thurston County review prepared for Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services.

2018 Cultural Resources Assessment of the Bulkhead Replacement Project at 1216 E. South Island Drive, Shelton, Mason County, WA. Section 106 short form review prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2018 Peale Passage Midden 1 Site Inventory Form, Mason County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2018 Cultural Resource Monitoring for the Downtown DuPont Ace Hardware Project, DuPont, Pierce County, WA. City of DuPont archaeological monitoring prepared for Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services.

 

2018 Cultural Resource Assessment and Inadvertent Discovery Plan for the 4831 113th St SW Development Project, Thurston County, WA. Thurston County review prepared for Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services.

 

2018 Channeled Scablands Farmstead Section 110 Inventory Project, Lincoln and Adams Counties, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Cliffside Hunting Blind Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Kline Railroad Siding Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Nichols/Perkins Farmstead Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Eden Orchards Road Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Eden Orchards Field Rock Alignment Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Eden Orchards Refuse Concentration Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Allen Farmstead Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Douglas Farmstead Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Scroggie Road Gravel Pit #2 Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Joseph Jodie Homestead Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Sandygren Ranch Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Sandygren Barn, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Sandygren Bunkhouse, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Sandygren Corral Site, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the Hodgson Ranch Site, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Hodgson Barn 1, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Hodgson Barn 2, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Hodgson Barn 3, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Hodgson Bunkhouse, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Hodgson Chicken Coop/Workshop, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Hodgson Residence, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Hodgson Outhouse, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

2018 Historic Property Inventory Form for the Hodgson Hog House, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Spokane District Bureau of Land Management.

 

2017 Cultural Resource Assessment for the 24th Street SE Extension Project, Lake Stevens, Snohomish County, WA. Section 106 review prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

2017 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Eleven Townhomes Project, Bothell, King County, WA. SEPA review prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2017 Lake Stevens Logging Site Inventory Form, Snohomish County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2017 Cultural Resource Assessment of the Mopang Creek Fish Barrier Correction Project, Grays Harbor County, WA. Section 106 NHPA review prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

2017 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Cedar River Water and Sewer District Water Main Replacement Project, King County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2017 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Hayho Commerce Center Project, King County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2017 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Maltby Area Park Project, Snohomish County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2017 Olympia Bottling Works Site Inventory Form, Thurston County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2017 Cultural Resource Assessment for Oso Substation Site Improvements Project, Snohomish County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2017 Maury Island Midden Site Inventory Form, King County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2017 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Heron Residence Beach Repair Project, King County, WA. Prepared for Tierra Right of Way Services.

 

2016 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Electron Hydro Repair Project, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 Cultural Resource Assessment for the I-5 Joint-Base Vicinity Improvement Project, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants. Lead author, with Architectural Historian assistance from Michelle Sadlier.

 

2016 South Fort Lewis Site Inventory Form, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 Lewis Drive Site Inventory Form, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 DuPont School Site Inventory Form, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 Pacific Highway Refuse Concentration Site Inventory Form, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 North Fort Lewis Railway Site Inventory Form, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 Mount Rainier Ordnance Gate Site Inventory Form, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 South Fort Lewis Site Inventory Form, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 Murray Road Refuse Scatter Site Inventory Form, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Nisqually Indian Tribe Frederickson Gas Station and Convenience Store, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2016 Cultural Resource Assessment for the South Prairie Creek Restoration Project, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Assessment of site 45PI01358 for the Northwest Logistics Building 2 Project, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Tremonte Bulkhead Project, Thurston County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Lanphear Development Project, Mason, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Spokane Transit Authority West Plains Transit Center, Spokane County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Columbia River Intake Project, Boardman, OR. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Monroe Main Street Project, Snohomish County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Mashel River Restoration Project for the Nisqually Land Trust, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Statistical Research, Inc.

 

2015 Cultural Resource Assessment for the Titlow Beach Restoration Project, Pierce Count, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Habitat for Humanity Sammamish Cottages, King County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Curbside Motors Development Project, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Johnson Road Industrial Project, Centralia, Lewis County, WA. Prepared for Drayton Archaeological Research.

 

2015 Cultural Resource Survey Memorandum for the Amended APE for the Lake to Sound Trail, Segment A, King County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2015 Cultural Resource Monitoring of the Lakewood Outfall Quality Retrofit Project, Pierce County, WA. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2014 Cultural Resources Assessment for the Pierce Conservation District’s Upper Nisqually Vicinity Riparian Restoration Project. Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

2012 Glenn Wegner Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2012 #120PB Cultural Resource Inventory, Franklin County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2012 William Reser Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2012 #120BE Cultural Resource Inventory, Walla Walla County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Sprecher Pestle Isolate Report, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Sprecher Historic Domestic Refuse Dump Site Report, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 David A. Sprecher Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110NB Cultural Resource Inventory, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Zietzke-Schutz Ranch Site Report, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Rocky Top Ranch Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110CO and #110BN Cultural Resource Inventory, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 C & A Farms Inc Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #1109L Cultural Resource Inventory, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Larry A. Hoffman Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110CG Cultural Resources Inventory, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 K & V Ziemer Farms Inc Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110CJ Cultural Resource Inventory, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Rod A. Goodwin Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110FR Cultural Resource Inventory, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Leslie Spencer Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110AW Cultural Resource Inventory, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Christine Harder Tangvald Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110CS Cultural Resource Inventory, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Aspen Camp CCS Core Isolate Report, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 Aspen Camp Ranch Inc Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program Cultural Resource Inventory Report, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 DBO Farms Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program Cultural Resource Inventory Report, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011 R & K Farms Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program Cultural Resource Inventory Report, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2010 Box O Ranch Site Report, Jackson County, OR. Prepared for Medford District Bureau of Land Management.

 

2010 Camp White Fortification Zone Site Report, Jackson County, OR. Prepared for Medford District Bureau of Land Management.

Publications and Presentations:

available on the Publications page

2019 Washington Women Homesteaders: Finding the Underrepresented History of Land Claimants in Early Washington State poster to be presented at Northwest Anthropological Conference in Kennewick, WA, March 21.

 

2019 Very Truly Yours: The Eliza Hurd Letters, Olympia, WA, 1860–1862. Zine 2, The Undertold Histories Project.

 

2019 Feminism & FreeLove in Olympia, 1862: The Sensational Marriage of Eliza Ann Woodard Hurd & Charles Henry DeWolfe. Zine 1, The Undertold Histories Project.

2014 “Plant Foods” in Qwu?gwes—The Archaeological Site (45TN240), Fish Trap, and Homestead; Comprehensive Eleven-year Scientific Description and Cultural Explanatory Report Edited by Dale Croes, Rhonda Foster, and Larry Ross

 

2010 [2011] Balanophagy in the Pacific Northwest: The Acorn-Leaching Pits at the Sunken Village Wetsite. Journal of Northwest Anthropology 43:125-140. Reprinted in 2011 Collection of Papers from the Journal of Northwest Anthropology Associated with Traditional Indigenous Resources, Part 1 General and Terrestrial.

 

2013 Spatial Analysis of the Western Pluvial Lakes Tradition in the Southern Columbia Plateau and Northern Great Basin of North America, Society for American Archaeology Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 5.

 

2012 Testing the Western Pluvial Lakes Tradition Hypothesis in the Northern Great Basin and Southern Columbia Plateau, presented at Northwest Anthropological Conference in Pendleton, OR, March 15.

 

2011 Chelsey G.D. Armstrong, Jason Moore, Antonia Rodrigues, Bethany Mathews, Dale Croes, Dana Lepofsky, and Dongya Yang. Recovering Ancient DNA from Archaeologically Preserved Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) Acorns, poster presented at Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, May 5.

 

2010 Bethany Mathews and Leroy Keener, “The greatest of all delicacies”: Waterlogged Archaeology and the Search for Ancient Food Preference on the Northwest Coast of North America, presented at Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, May 7.

 

2009 “Acorns and Acorn-Leaching Pits:” In Sunken Village, Sauvie Island, Oregon USA: A Report on the 2006-2007 Investigations of National Historic Landmark Wet Site 35MU4, edited by Dale R. Croes, John L. Fagan, and Maureen Newman Zehendner, pp. 85-94. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 9.  Oxbow Books, University of Exeter, England.

 

2008 Acorn Leaching Pits, Oak Woodlands and Comparative Ethnography of the Northwest Coast, presented at American Society for Ethnohistory Conference in Eugene, OR, November 13.

 

2008 Balanophagy in the Pacific Northwest: The Acorn-Leaching Pits at the Sunken Village Wetsite and Comparative Ethnographic Acorn Use, presented at 61st Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, April 25.

 

2008 Balanophagy in the Pacific Northwest: The Acorn-Leaching Pits of the Sunken Village Wet Site 35MU4 and Comparative Ethnography of Acorn Use, presented at 73rd Annual Society for American Archaeology Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 28.

 

2007 The Acorn-Leaching Pits of Sauvie Island: Macroflora Analysis, Comparison of Regional Acorn Use, and Human Population Size Estimate, presented at 60th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference in Pullman, WA, March 15.

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