Mark Donop, RPA, has 26 years of archaeological experience working in the Southeastern United States (US) and the Circum-Caribbean. He is a US Air Force veteran and has worked for the US Forest Service and several universities and CRM companies. As Laboratory Director at TerraX, Dr. Donop manages, trains, and develops the lab team members, manages the artifact analysis and documentation, participates in reporting and proposals, oversees curation, and makes improvements to the lab.
Dr. Donop earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida. He has worked in Brazil, Peru, Tobago, Guyana, California, Texas, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. In CRM, he has served a variety of clients including the US Forest Service, Alabama Department of Transportation, Tennessee Valley Authority, US Army Corp of Engineers, and several military installations. His research interests include coastal archaeology, Indigenous histories, laboratory management, and artifact analysis and conservation.