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The staff of TerraX has years of experience facilitating consultation among numerous Federally and State-recognized Native American nations and the United States Government. 

We Take Our Responsibility to the Native Tribes of the Southeast Seriously.

As archaeologists in the southeastern United States, we confront the realities of protecting Native American history on a daily basis. It’s our goal to treat all artifacts and burials associated with Indigenous peoples with the respect and dignity they deserve. Our team is trained and equipped to consult with Tribal representatives to ensure we preserve and honor the rich cultural traditions of the Native American communities in our region. Our role has covered everything from making travel and lodging arrangements to holding sensitivity training classes for the U.S. personnel attending the consultation meetings.


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Reporting

Our staff is prepared for the possibility that collections may need to be assessed for the presence of NAGPRA-related items. NAGPRA status reports are written during the curation phase of a project that has Native American burials and grave materials or when looking at previously-curated projects with NAGPRA-related grave materials.

Dedicated Staff

The Native American tribes of the Southeastern United States have centuries of rich history. We value that history and strive to do our part to protect it. That's why two of our Senior Archaeologists, Paul D. Jackson and Mark Donop, have prioritized consulting with native tribal representatives and coordinating our efforts with theirs to ensure proper care for all Native American artifacts and archaeological sites.

Paul D. Jackson

  • B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology

  • Archaeologist, specializing in Coastal Archaeology

  • Historic Archaeologist

  • Experience with Military and Antebellum sites and Native American Consultation

Mark Donop

  • PhD. in Anthropology

  • 26 years of experience in the Southeastern U.S. and the Circum-Caribbean

  • Experience serving the US Forest Service, Alabama Department of Transportation, Tennessee Valley Authority, US Army Corp of Engineers, and several military installations

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