Raychel Durdin has seven years of archaeological field and laboratory experience. Most of her recent experience comes from the analysis, processing, and curation of artifacts from Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas.
At TerraX, she oversees and contributes to laboratory sections of reports, organizes the data from each project, and contributes to developing company-wide policies and procedures. Additionally, Ms. Durdin ensures artifacts are handled, stored, and curated according to State and Federal protocols. She has organized the laboratory processing of artifacts from multiple mitigations and various Phase I and Phase II projects.
Ms. Durdin has analyzed artifacts from the full range of Southeastern cultural periods, including the Paleoindian Period to the Historic Period. She has experience conducting analyses on a variety of material types including ceramic, glass, metal, organic materials, lithics, and faunal assemblages. Additionally, she prepares soil samples from a variety of environmental contexts for flotation and then conducts preliminary botanical analyses. Ms. Durdin also has experience identifying human and faunal remains from multiple contexts and time periods including, but not limited to the Terminal Classic Maya Period, the Middle to Late Woodland Period, and Historic cemeteries.