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We can offer assistance and guidance with archaeological projects from their earliest stages of planning to the final stages of mitigation.

What Do Our Archaeologists Do?

Honestly, a little bit of everything! Yes, we love getting out there and digging in the dirt, but there's so much more to archaeology. Our staff of Registered Professional Archaeologists routinely works with federal and state agencies as well as private-sector clients to manage a wide range of archaeological projects. Check out a few of our services below:

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Cultural Resource Management

At TerraX, it’s our mission to discover, preserve, and protect the cultural heritage of the southeastern United States. We take pride in our ability to survey archaeological sites, perform thorough environmental and historical research, and ensure the protection of our cultural artifacts.

Dedicated Staff

The TerraXplorations staff includes three Project Managers and six Principal Investigators, each of whom have extensive experience in conducting archaeological surveys. Across the entire Southeast and a wide range of academic disciplines and research focuses, our Archaeology Department leaders are passionate about investigating sites while providing our clients with the highest level of service.

Paul D. Jackson

  • B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology

  • Archaeologist, specializing in Coastal Archaeology

  • Historic Archaeologist

  • Experience with Military and Antebellum sites and Native American Consultation

Terry Barbour

  • 14 years of archaeological experience

  • PhD in Anthropology

  • Extensive experience across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee

Kenny Pearce

  • 28 years of experience in cultural resource management

  • Experience in all phases of archaeological research

  • Authored or co-authored over 350 technical reports

  • Jacksonville State University, Bachelor of Arts in History, 1994

Emily Dale

  • M.A. in Anthropology

  • B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology

  • Graduate Certificate Geographic Information Systems

  • Southeastern/Middle Mississippian Archaeologist

  • Experience with Section 106/Regulatory Compliance 

  • GIS Specialist

Elizabeth Southard

  • B.A. in Anthropology and M.A. in Applied Anthropology

  • Extensive experience conducting surveys, managing collections, and writing technical reports

  • Research focus on archaeological sites with shell midden and mound features

Raychel Durdin Davidson

  • M.A., University of Mississippi

  • B.A., University of Mississippi

  • Osteological experience, both physical and digital

  • Experience with both Historic and Prehistoric artifacts

  • Cemetery experience

  • Mesoamerican experience

Steven Filoromo

  • Shallow Geophysics (Electrical Resistivity, Magnetic Gradiometry, Ground-Penetrating Radar)

  • Historical Archaeology, with special emphasis on colonial urbanization, immigration, and labor–coastal and piedmont North and South Carolina and southern Louisiana

  • Section 10, 106, 404, 408, and 4(f) actions, Phase I, II, and III investigations in coastal and riverine environments

Emma Jackson Pepperman

  • B.A. in History with Art minor, M.A. in History

  • Historian of Reconstruction and New South Violence

  • Exhibit Curator

  • Experience with public education

  • Experience creating historic markers

  • Web design experience

April Smith

  • PhD

  • Experience in bioarchaeology and zooarchaeology

  • Extensive experience performing cemetery investigations and removals

  • Completed dissertation on the impact of culture and diet on health outcomes in 18th–19th century Italians

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