Steven Filoromo, RPA, is a Principal Investigator and the Director of Geophysical Services for TerraX. Mr. Filoromo’s geophysical experience includes conducting research at sites ranging from precontact Choctaw villages to Antebellum Sugarhouses, Edgefield Kilns, historic churches, cemeteries, and unmarked graves in the US Southeast. His methodological experience includes the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR), electrical resistance, magnetometry, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), and time-domain induced polarization (TDIP). Recently, his research has been published in Archaeological Prospection and is in development for a special issue of Advances in Archaeological Practice with presentations at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, the Society for Historical Archaeology, and the Society for American Archaeology. Currently, Mr. Filoromo is conducting research in Ascension Parish, Louisiana for projects that include the geophysical identification of a Civil War-era contraband camp and Freedman’s Bureau structure and two unmarked cemeteries that relate to enslaved laborers on two different plantations. He has recently completed exploratory geophysical research at a Kiln site in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Within the field, Mr. Filoromo has extensive experience conducting cultural resources surveys that comply with Section 10, 404, and 408 actions as both a Field Director and Principal Investigator for Phase I, II, and III investigations in sensitive coastal and riverine environments. Mr. Filoromo currently assists his technical expertise for cemetery studies at TerraX, where he regularly conducts GPR surveys and other reconnaissance methods to identify and map unmarked graves and cemeteries. Moreover, Mr. Filoromo has received several awards, research support, and academic distinctions from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Alabama, Temple University, the Society for American Archaeology, and the Society for Historical Archaeology. Mr. Filoromo received his MA in Anthropology from the University of Alabama, where he conducted a multi-method geophysical survey at a early-contact era village in central Alabama. In this project, he identified several mound-construction methods with an integrated approach using GPR, ERT, and TDIP, while also using electrical resistance and magnetometry to map a contact-period village related to Moundville and Hernando de Soto’s entrada in Alabama. Steven Filoromo is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA-certified).