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Austin Tranberg

Austin Tranberg

Crew Chief

Austin Tranberg has been involved in a number of diverse archaeological investigations across the Southeastern US in both academic and cultural resource management settings since 2018. Mr. Tranberg is currently working as a Crew Chief with TerraXplorations, but he also has experience as a laboratory technician, field technician, and geophysical technician in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, and Louisiana. While pursuing both B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Alabama, Mr. Tranberg gained further experience working in Alabama and Georgia. In the latter, Mr. Tranberg’s M.A. thesis is centered on better understanding reuse and reoccupation at a Late Archaic coastal shell ring.


Much of Mr. Tranberg’s archaeological field experience has been in traditional archaeological methods as well as shallow geophysical methods such as ground-penetrating radar, magnetic gradiometry, and electrical resistivity. In the laboratory setting, Austin has conducted research involving the use of x-ray fluorescence spectrometry and neutron activation analysis on ceramic materials. Further, Mr. Tranberg has experience using ArcGIS that in one instance has led to past (and upcoming) research presented at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference that involves identifying the dangers cultural heritage resources face in light of rising environmental change, particularly in riverine environments.

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