Ethnotech LLC operates out of Polson, Montana and has a satellite office in Helena, Montana. Over the 40 years our staff have been doing Archaeology in Montana, we have developed personal relationships with a variety of entities involved in local heritage management. This includes SHPO and THPO staff members, Forest Archaeologists, BLM Archaeologists, other consultants, educators and a variety of private businesses. This network of professional relationships and institutional knowledge gives us unique insights into how best to address a wide variety of client needs.
So whether you are looking for an archaeological field survey, ethnographic overview, Tribal consultation/capacity building or are interested in drafting Section 106 policy documents (e.g. MOA, HPMP, National Register nominations etc), we have the experience to help! In addition, we have extensive experience with GIS and drone based remote sensing, making us uniquely qualified to address a variety of mapping and spatial analysis needs often associated with cultural resource management.
Dave Schwab has over 40 years of experience as a consulting archaeologist in Montana. Prior to founding Ethnotech Dave spent time as the State Archaeologist for the Montana SHPO and as consulting archaeologist for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. He specializes in cultural resource law and the preparation of planning and policy documents.
Alex Schwab has nearly a decade of experience working as a consulting archaeologist and GIS Analyst for Ethnotech. He specializes in archaeological consultation, geodatabase design, WebGIS applications, cartographic composition and drone based remote sensing. He received an MA in Anthropology from the University of Montana in 2018 and his GISP certification in 2020.