Mary Ringhoff is a lecturer in the Heritage Conservation program, teaching the Advanced Documentation course Practical Archaeology. She is an Associate Architectural Historian and Preservation Planner at Architectural Resources Group in Pasadena, California, where she works on a number of local and regional historic preservation projects. Mary has also worked as an archaeologist for over 14 years, acting as principal investigator and field supervisor on projects ranging from documentation of miles-long prehistoric foot trails to excavation of historic 19th century silver mining sites. She was lead author on her first book, The River and the Railroad: An Archaeological History of Reno, (University of Nevada Press, 2011); this work presented the results of a massive archaeological project in a highly developed urban setting. Mary is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Historic Preservation program, and enjoys helping planners and preservationists learn to recognize and manage archaeological resources.