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LABORATORY

For every artifact we find, the goal is to identify cultural affiliation and chronological period in order to address research topics. In the TerraX lab, we combine our passion for preserving our cultural resources with good laboratory practices to collect, organize, analyze, and curate artifacts. Our experts can tell the difference between Susquehanna and Stanly projectile points in their sleep! They also value organization and attention to detail, and they’ll make sure to take care of all the cool stuff we find in the field. Check out our Instagram to see more of the fascinating things we’ve and evaluated in our lab!

Dedicated Staff

TerraX's lab, located in Tuscaloosa, AL, is constantly humming with archaeological activity. Led by Dr. Mark Donop, our laboratory professionals work tirelessly to preserve and analyze every artifact we collect from the field. This team has extensive experience evaluating and categorizing both prehistoric and historic findings and efficiently analyzing assemblages with tens of thousands of individual artifacts.

Mark Donop

Mark Donop

Senior Archaeologist
Laboratory Director

Mike Eichstaedt

Mike Eichstaedt

Archaeologist
Laboratory Specialist

Joanna Klein

Joanna Klein

Archaeologist
Laboratory Specialist

Luke Gallagher

Luke Gallagher

Archaeologist
Laboratory Specialist

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