RAYCHEL DURDIN DAVIDSON
Ms. Davidson is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (5620) with eight years of archaeological field and laboratory experience. Most of her recent experience comes from serving as Principal Investigator in both Mississippi and Alabama. Previously, when serving as laboratory director, her duties included analysis, processing, and curation of artifacts from Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida and Texas as well as team and database management. Ms. Davidson has experience in the laboratory processing of artifacts from multiple mitigations and various Phase I and Phase II projects. Her duties now include recruiting team members and projects, creating and maintaining client relationships, and overseeing projects in the field for the state of Mississippi.
Ms. Davidson 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, lithic, and faunal assemblages. Ms. Davidson is proficient in identifying typologies of Precontact and Historic ceramics. She is also skilled at analyzing and identifying historic glass bottles, window glass, and Chinese porcelains. Additionally, she prepares soil samples from a variety of environmental contexts for flotation and then conducts preliminary botanical analyses. Ms. Davidson also has experience identifying human and faunal remains from multiple contexts and time periods including, but not limited to the Terminal Classic Maya Period, Middle to Late Woodland Period, and historic cemeteries.