Michael Eichstaedt currently serves as a Laboratory Assistant for TerraXplorations. In 2018, he received his B.A. from Illinois State University in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology. Mr. Eichstaedt then attended Ball State University for Archaeology, working as a graduate assistant for archaeological research and teaching a Lab Methods section. For a year and a half, Mr. Eichstaedt worked as a field technician for the Applied Anthropology Laboratories at Ball State University, conducting surveys in Indiana and Ohio. In the spring of 2022, Mr. Eichstaedt relocated across the country to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to expand his skills in archaeology and gain a broader understanding of North American prehistory.