Stephanie Cimino is a graduate of UCSC and the Cabrillo College Archeology Technology Program. She holds a M.S. degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon with a focus on preservation policy and cultural landscape preservation. She currently works as a Cultural Resource Specialist for PG&E.
Cimino’s talk was entitled, “The Industrial Landscape of Bodie, California: Bridging the Archaeology-Preservation Divide.” The Ghost Town of Bodie is a collection of archaeological ruins and one of California’s most enduring icons. Interventions to preserve its charms however, are based in architectural preservation theory and practice. Using Bodie as a case study Ms. Cimino discussed her research in bridging the gap between archaeology and historic preservation, combining industrial archaeology and cultural landscape studies, cultural resource professions that together enhance our understanding and protection of historic resources.