Flat Wood Angak’china (Long hair) Katsina Doll, Carver Unknown, (Item
C3535.66), $175 (April 2016).
Flat Wood Hahai-I Wuhti Katsina Doll, Carver Unknown, (Item C3535.65),
$175 (April 2016).
Prepared by Linda Farnsworth
Preparer’s Statement of Qualification
Linda Farnsworth is a retired professional archaeologist with 38 years of experience in the
Southwest, predominantly Northern Arizona and Southwestern Colorado. She worked as an
archaeologist for the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona from 1977 until 2001. She
was the Forest Archaeologist/Tribal Relations Manager on the San Juan National Forest in
Durango, Colorado from 2001-1005; and the archaeologist at the Canyons of the Ancients
National Monument in Dolores, Colorado from 2005-2010 when she retired from federal service.
During her career she worked closely with tribal representatives (principally the Hopi Tribe, The
Pueblo of Zuni, the Pueblo of Acoma, the Pueblo of Zia, and the Navajo Nation), seeking
traditional input and guidance on land management projects, traditional uses, identification and
management of sacred sites and landscapes, interpretation, collections management, and
consultations regarding collections under the “Native American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)”. Linda completed the legal process for collections from Federal
lands in preparation for repatriation under NAGPRA, including completing the inventories and
the Notices of Inventories.
She worked on numerous cases with federal law enforcement officers prosecuted under the
“Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA).” This included conducting and
preparing damage assessments, evidence collection, and identification and valuations on artifacts
to be used in court proceedings. She has served as an expert witness in court.
Linda has remained active in retirement doing consulting work. She completed the NAGPRA
inventories and Notices of Completion for the Falls Creek Rock Shelters, and also prepared the
materials for repatriation and reburial for the San Juan NF. She is currently working on a multi-
year effort on behalf of the San Juan NF preparing old archaeological collections for curation at
the Anasazi Heritage Center.