Welcome Justin!

The SHPO team is set to have a few new faces in Summer 2023, starting with one of the summer interns in Public Archaeology, Justin Fullmer.

Hello Everyone! My name is Justin and I’m thrilled to introduce myself as the Public Archaeology Intern for Utah’s State Historic Preservation Office.  I am currently attending the University of Utah and majoring in Physical Anthropology and I am also obtaining a certification In Geographic Information Systems.  At the State Historic Preservation Office I help contribute to the organization and archival of Utah’s astonishing cultural resources.  

Outside of the office I enjoy recreating in Utah’s amazing landscapes doing activities such as canyoneering, rock climbing, and cycling.  Three items on my bucket list include backpacking the Banana Pancake Trail across Southeast Asia in 2024, playing a show at a local SLC music venue in 2023, and lastly motorcycling the southern half of the Panamerican Highway in 2026.

Justin’s projects will focus on GIS – a powerful mapping software that allows archaeologists to create advanced maps of human behavior and archaeological signatures. He will help us geolocate and describe over 300 rock imagery laden boulders at the Smith Family Archaeological Preserve to complete it’s nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. He will also assist Public Archaeologist, Elizabeth Hora, in her research and recording project in the Uinta Basin, in addition to doing a whole lot of isolated finds backlogging, staple removing, paper collating, and field tripping.

We are glad to have Justin on our team and hope you’ll join us in welcoming him!