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September 11, 2023

Archaeologist Michael Macko Joins Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

By Partner ESI
Archaeologist Michael Macko Joins Partner

Michael Macko, Senior Archaeologist at Partner

Michael Macko has joined Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner), as a Senior Archaeologist based out of the Irvine, California office. With over 40 years of experience in archaeological and cultural resources studies, Macko brings a wealth of expertise to the Partner team. His expertise extends to diverse sectors, including energy, defense, transportation, mining, residential, and telecommunications. Noteworthy project experiences include field studies for the multistate Intermountain Power Project and the Newport Coast Residential development in Orange County, California.

“Partner provides me the opportunity for considerable and continued growth as an archaeologist. Already I have been able to work in regions of the country and markets I only dreamed of working in until now.”

Macko holds a Master’s in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, earned in 1983, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the same institution, achieved in 1978. He is a Secretary of Interior Qualified Archaeologist and has held statewide Bureau Land Management Cultural Resource Use Permits in California and Nevada.  He is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA ID#: 990181) with certifications in Field and Collections Research.  Notably, he also holds an FAA Remote UAV Pilot Certificate, further enhancing his capabilities in conducting comprehensive assessments.

Throughout his career, Michael Macko has distinguished himself as a leading figure in the field of archaeology. He has been instrumental in designing and executing various phases of cultural resource field studies, ranging from small-scale surveys to complex excavations. His leadership extends to project budgeting, staffing, subcontracting, agency coordination, and permit approvals, ensuring that all research aspects are meticulously managed. Mr. Macko’s contributions extend beyond the field, with published works in professional journals and the preparation of numerous investigation reports.

At Partner, Macko’s role as Senior Archaeologist entails fulfilling several leadership responsibilities such as overseeing and managing cultural resource assessments and environmental reviews across the United States.

“We are very excited to have Michael join our team. He will be a great resource for cultural and historical surveys. His experience with performing assessments with an emphasis on Native American consultation adds a lot of depth to the Cultural Resources team,” says Katie Morgan, Director of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Michael Macko’s inclusion in the Partner team strengthens Partner’s commitment to delivering comprehensive and insightful environmental due diligence services to its clientele in the commercial real estate industry. His extensive background and expertise in archaeological and cultural resources studies will undoubtedly enhance Partner’s ability to provide in-depth assessments, ensuring responsible and sustainable development practices.

For more information on Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. and its cultural resources services, please email Michael Macko at [email protected] or call 714-900-1999.

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