Practicing Archaeologists of New York


Disclaimer:

This voluntary list contains the names of NYAC members who serve as archaeological consultants in New York State and, by membership, have agreed to abide by NYAC’s current guidelines set forth in the New York Archaeological Council’s standards. The individuals on the list meet the minimum federal requirements for a principal investigator (PI) as defined in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards with their specializations indicated. This list is provided as an aid to those seeking the services of a cultural resource consultant. NYAC does not in any manner recommend, endorse, or assume responsibility for the quality of work performed by any individual or firm on this list, nor is there any representation, warranty or guarantee, implicit or implied, of any kind, including but not limited to the work product produced, that those on this list will comply with federal and state requirements.

We strongly recommend that you contact at least three consultants when making your selection, and that you check references from previous clients. Inquiring about such factors as the acceptability and timeliness of work performed may provide an indication of how a consultant has performed his or her work for clients. Consultants are listed individually; therefore, firms may be recorded more than once. The list is arranged alphabetically by organization name or by last name of individual if there is no organization name given. Inclusion on the list is voluntary and is not required to conduct field work in New York.

Archaeological Consultants in New York State

Timothy J. Abel, PhD

  • Consulting Archaeologist
  • 33512 SR 26
  • Carthage, NY 13619
  • Tel 315-486-0030
  • tabel@twcny.rr.com
  • Area of Work: Throughout upstate New York

Description of services:
I have a broad range of archaeological experiences spanning 35 years in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York covering prehistoric and historic archaeology, military sites archaeology and survey methods.  Since 1997 I have directed more than 190 successful consulting contracts involving Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 archaeological investigations, for projects including bridge replacements, highway development, site development, subdivisions, water and sewer districts and National Register nominations.  I have also authored more than 60 conference papers, 30 professional articles, and a monograph in addition to countless public presentations.  I am an active member of six professional organizations, including the New York Archaeological Council.  My academic specialties and interests include prehistoric ceramics, Northeast and Great Lakes prehistory and ethnohistory, the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, and the War of 1812.  I have lived and conducted archaeological research in northern New York for 22 years. 30 days or less turnarounds on most projects. Quality on time and on budget work guaranteed. Fully insured.

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology 315-486-0030
tabel@twcny.rr.com (home/business)
abelt@canton.edu (SUNY Canton)
tabel@sunyjefferson.edu (JCC)

 

David J. Bernstein, PhD, RPA

Description of services:

I have forty years experience in cultural resource management and archaeology. I have recently retired after 25 years as the Director of the Institute for Long Island Archaeology and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. I have expertise in all areas of archaeology relevant to the New York Metropolitan area. I have authored approximately 600 consultant reports on a variety of subjects and have extensive experience working with government agencies, Native American groups, utility companies and non-profits.

 

Alfred G. Cammisa, MA

  • Tracker Archaeology Inc
  • 62 Pickerel Rd · Monroe, NY 10950
  • Tel and FAX (845) 783-4082
  • Tracker@optonline.net
  • Area of work: Hudson Valley, Long Island, Catskill Mts., Great Lakes and central NY.

Description of services:

TRACKER Archaeology was established in 1992 to satisfy the growing requests for cultural resource impacts. We have had the opportunity to work for federal agencies, municipalities, real estate developers, law firms, engineering firms, environmental firms, construction contractors, architectural firms, small property owners, and non-profit institutions. TRACKER Archaeology is qualified according to federal standards (36 CFR 61) to perform both prehistoric and historic period archaeological investigations. Our services include: Phase IA preliminary research evaluations, Phase IB field reconnaissance and field testing, Phase II intensive testing and assessments, Consultation for site impact avoidance and avoidance plans, Phase III full scale data recovery excavations of both prehistoric and historic sites eligible for National or State Historic Registers, Mechanical or “backhoe” monitoring for construction, deeply buried deposits, burial surveys, and plow zone stripping/feature survey, Reviews for/input of archaeological projects for municipalities.

 

Michael A. Cinquino, PhD, RPA

  • Panamerican Consultants, Inc., Certified Small Business
  • 2390 Clinton Street, Buffalo NY 14227
  • Tel 716-821-1650, FAX 716-821-1607
  • mcinquino@panamconsultants.com
  • www.panamconsultants.com
  • Area of work: New York State, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Eastern United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Description of services:

Dr. Michael A. Cinquino, director of Panamerican’s Buffalo Branch Office, has more than 35 years experience conducting cultural resource investigations throughout New York State, the eastern US, and the Caribbean. His expertise includes conducting Phase IAB, II, and III investigations of pre-contact and historic archaeological sites, historic and archival research, historic structure evaluations, and National Register determinations, integrated cultural resource management plans (ICRMPs), cultural resource sections of EAs and EISs, investigations, historic preservation, preparation of Programmatic MOAs, NEPA documents, Section 106/110 investigations and compliance, Native American consultations, mitigation, field testing, and research designs, and predicative model preparation. Clients include the private sector, government agencies, and utility and energy companies.

 

Ed Curtin, PhD

Description of services:

With over 50 years of combined experience, Curtin Archaeological Consulting, Inc. is a full service archaeological and cultural resource management consultant. Curtin Archaeological performs Phase IA, IB and II surveys, as well as Phase III data recoveries, and prepares site avoidance and protection plans, Memoranda of Agreement (MOA), cultural resource management plans, archival and site files research. Curtin Archaeological’s Principle Investigators are 36CFR61 qualified archaeologists who specialize in both historic and prehistoric (pre-contact) archaeology. Known for leadership and problem-solving, Curtin Archaeological seeks cultural resource compliance solutions that consider the range of issues that may confront individual development projects.

 

Sue Gade, MS, RPA

Description of services:

Ms. Gade has over 30 years of experience as an archaeologist and is President of Landmark Archaeology, Inc. She is responsible for the development of research designs, scopes-of-work, Memorandum of Agreements, supervising archaeological fieldwork, preparing NRHP nominations, and client coordination with reviewing agencies. Ms. Gade has considerable experience with conducting cultural resource management (CRM) projects throughout New York within the framework of state and federal compliance laws protecting archaeological and historical cultural resources (i.e., Section 106/110, NEPA, and New York’s Section 14.09 and SEQR).   Landmark is a New York certified WBE (#50682) CRM firm that conducts all phases of archaeological research including Phase IA sensitivity assessments, Phase IB identification studies, Phase II National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) site evaluations, and Phase III data recoveries for prehistoric and historic sites in rural and urban settings.

Landmark’s projects have ranged in scope and complexity from one day Phase I identification surveys requiring a supervisor and one to two field technicians, to several month mitigations requiring multidisciplinary teams and field crews of 20 individuals. Landmark has identified, evaluated for the NRHP listing, and mitigated sites that span the full range of prehistory and history in New York—from Paleo indian cultural period (ca. 12,000 B.C.) through the twentieth century. Landmark uses state-of-the-art Trimble GPS survey equipment, develops and employs innovated excavation techniques, incorporates geomorphology into field methods, and maintains a professional staff that is listed on the Register of Professional Archaeologist (RPA), a listing of archaeologists who have agreed to abide by an explicit code of conducts and standards of performance.

 

Joan H. Geismar, PhD, RPA

  • Joan H. Geismar, PhD, LLC, MWBE, DBE Certified
  • 40 East 83 Street, New York NY 10028
  • Tel 212-734-6512, FAX 212-650-1521
  • jhg@joanhgeismar.com
  • www.joanhgeismar.com
  • Area of work: New York-Metropolitan area including New Jersey.

Description of services:

Extensive experience in documenting and assessing archaeological potential in the New York-Metropolitan area, fulfilling regulatory requirements for city and state. This can entail documentary research, archaeological sensitivity models, fieldwork as warranted, report writing, and agency interaction. For more details, please see my website.

 

Patrick Heaton, MA, RPA

  • Environmental Design and Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C.
  • 217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000
  • Syracuse, NY 13210
  • 315-471-0688
  • pheaton@edrdpc.com
  • Area of Work: New York State as well as New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.

Description of Services:

Patrick Heaton is a Principal and the Director of Cultural Resources at Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR), a NYS-certified woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) that offers multi-disciplinary land use planning, design, engineering and environmental consulting services. Mr. Heaton has more than 15 years of experience conducting cultural resources investigations as part of environmental permitting in accordance with federal and state regulations, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 14.09 of the New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Law, and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). EDR began providing cultural resources services in 2010, and since that time has conducted numerous archaeological investigations and historic resources surveys throughout New York State. EDR’s full-time cultural resources staff includes archaeologists, architectural historians, and historic preservation planners, all of whom meet the qualifications specified in the Secretary of the Interiors Standards (per 36 CFR 61). In addition, EDR also maintains a regular network of experienced archeological crew chiefs and field assistants (field technicians) who support cultural resources investigations on a temporary, as-needed (per project) basis.The EDR cultural resources team has expertise in the following areas:

  • Phase 1 (including 1A and 1B) archaeological surveys
  • Phase 2 archaeological investigations
  • Historic and prehistoric archaeology of New York State
  • History of New York State
  • Historic-architectural resources surveys
  • GIS applications in cultural resources
  • Historic preservation planning
  • State/National Register of Historic Places (S/NRHP) eligibility evaluations and nominations
  • Condition assessments and evaluations
  • Historic rehabilitation tax credits applications
  • Visual impact assessment
  • State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) consultation

 

Matthew Kirk, MA, RPA

  • Hartgen Archaeological Consultants, Inc.
  • Principal Investigator
  • 1744 Washington Avenue Ext.
  • Rensselaer, NY 122144
  • 518.283.0534
  • mkirk@hartgen.com
  • www.hartgen.com
  • Area of work: New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine (Historic)

Description of Services:

Hartgen is an award-winning provider of cultural resource management solutions serving the private and public sectors since 1973. Hartgen has completed over 5,000 projects throughout the Northeast for a diverse range of clients, including not-for-profit preservation groups and municipalities.

The company consists of a staff of 15 well-qualified, experienced professionals and includes 36 CFR 61 qualified archeologists, architectural historians, laboratory staff, documentary researchers, GIS specialists, and support personnel, many of whom have worked together as a team for a decade or more. The staff’s individual professional backgrounds and their shared experiences in the field are the foundation of Hartgen’s growth and success. Our staff is well-versed in cultural resource regulations including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 14.09 of the New York State Historic Preservation Act, and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Hartgen’s team includes staff members trained in HAZWOPER (29 CFR 1910.120), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) training, and remote sensing methods.

Hartgen’s experiences cover all phases of cultural resource management, including Phase IA, IB, II and III archeological investigations; National Register eligibility assessments, architectural history; HABS/HAER documentation; historical deed and document research; tribal consultation; design and presentation of public information signs, pamphlets, and exhibits; and public outreach.

 

Alyssa Loorya, ABD, RPA

Description of services:

Chrysalis Archaeology, established in 2001, is a full service Cultural Resource Management firm, an official Disadvantaged, Small, Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (DBE/WBE) and is on the list of certified contractors by the GSA. Specialized Areas: all phases of the CRM process (Phase IA, IB, II, III); laboratory analysis; public education and outreach, preparation of MOAs/MOUs, Section 106 compliance, historic architectural services (HABS/HAER), drone survey technology, GIS mapping, all historic time periods.

 

Hope E. Luhman, Ph.D., RPA

  • Louis Berger
  • 20 Corporate Woods Blvd., Albany, NY 12211
  • 518.514.9303 (direct)
  • 518.334.6035 (mobile)
  • 518.514.0731 (fax)
  • hluhman@louisberger.com
  • www.louisberger.com
  • Area of work: Our project experience includes cultural resource work in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as international and overseas locations.

Description of Services:

Louis Berger, an award-winning professional services firm founded in 1953, is one of the largest providers of cultural and heritage resource management services in the United States. With eight nationwide centers of expertise for cultural resource services including one in New York State, our professional staff includes archaeologists and architectural historians/historians who meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Louis Berger assists clients in fulfilling their obligations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act. Louis Berger has staff with experience in each of the following primary service areas:

  •     Archival research and historic sites file searches
  •     Assessments of cultural resource potential
  •     Field surveys for archaeological sites and historic structures
  •     National Register evaluations and nominations
  •      Impact assessments
  •      Agreement documents
  •      Tribal and agency consultation assistance
  •       Archaeological site excavations
  •       Recordation of historic buildings and structures to HABS/HAER specifications
  •       Comprehensive heritage management and preservation planning
  •       Professional archaeological and historic preservation laboratory services
  •       Cemetery relocation services

Louis Berger has completed thousands of cultural resource projects for federal, state and local governments and commercial clients.

 

Derrick (Dirk) J. Marcucci, MS, RPA

Description of services:

Mr. Marcucci has over 40 years of experience as an archaeologist and is Vice President of Landmark Archaeology, Inc. He is responsible for the development of research designs, scopes-of-work, Memorandum of Agreements, supervising archaeological fieldwork, preparing NRHP nominations, and client coordination with reviewing agencies. He has considerable experience with conducting cultural resource management (CRM) projects within the framework of state and federal compliance laws protecting archaeological and historical cultural resources (i.e., Section 106/110, NEPA, and New York’s Section 14.09 and SEQR).   Landmark Archaeology, Inc. is a New York certified WBE (#50682) CRM firm that conducts all phases of archaeological research including Phase IA sensitivity assessments, Phase IB identification studies, Phase II National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) site evaluations, and Phase III data recoveries for prehistoric and historic sites in rural and urban settings.

Landmark’s projects have ranged in scope and complexity from one day Phase I identification surveys requiring a supervisor and one to two field technicians, to several month mitigations requiring multidisciplinary teams and field crews of 20 individuals. Landmark has identified, evaluated for the NRHP listing, and mitigated sites that span the full range of prehistory and history in New York—from Paleo indian cultural period (ca. 12,000 B.C.) through the twentieth century. Landmark uses state-of-the-art Trimble GPS survey equipment, develops and employs innovated excavation techniques, incorporates geomorphology into field methods, and maintains a professional staff that is listed on the Register of Professional Archaeologist (RPA), a listing of archaeologists who have agreed to abide by an explicit code of conducts and standards of performance.

 

Elizabeth D. Meade

  • AKRF
  • 440 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
  • New York, NY 10016
  • Tel 1-800-899-2573
  • www.akrf.com
  • Area of Work: New York City, White Plains, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Maryland

Description of services:
Elizabeth D. Meade is a Technical Director and Archaeologist with AKRF, an environmental planning and engineering firm with offices in New York City, White Plains, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Maryland. Elizabeth and the other members of AKRF’s archaeology group have extensive experience with historic research and the survey and documentation of archaeological resources dating to both the prehistoric and historic periods. AKRF’s cultural resources team has the capabilities to provide a full range of archaeological services—starting with the assessment of a site’s potential archaeological sensitivity; to conducting field testing, data recovery excavations and monitoring during construction; to artifact processing and analysis; and finishing with the development and implementation of mitigation and public outreach plans. The archaeological group at AKRF completes Phase 1A, Phase 1B, Phase 2, and Phase 3 archaeological investigations as well as the preparation of disturbance memoranda and archaeological monitoring and/or testing plans and also provide a complete range of services associated with artifact processing and laboratory analysis.

AKRF’s cultural resources team also includes experienced professionals from a wide range of disciplines including architectural history and historic preservation who have long-standing working relationships with local, state, and federal review agencies and comprehensive understanding of cultural resource regulatory processes—federal Section 106 and Section 4(f), state regulations (including Section 14.09 in New York), and local landmarks review (such as New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approval). AKRF has extensive experience is preparing HABS and HAER-level documentation. AKRF has prepared HABS Level I, II, and III documentation for numerous properties.

 

Laurie E. Miroff, PhD

I serve as project director at the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF), which provides cultural resource management (CRM) services to clients throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Our expertise includes: Phase 1A cultural resource assessments for planning purposes;    Phase 1 archaeological and architectural reconnaissance surveys; Phase 2 evaluations of National Register eligibility for sites and buildings; Phase 3 data recoveries as part of negotiated mitigation of impacts to eligible sites and buildings; Research on Revolutionary War and earlier military sites; and Application of GIS to all phases of work. My personal expertise involves prehistoric and historic archaeology, with expertise in prehistoric pottery and lithic analysis, spatial analysis of sites, and in nineteenth-century rural farmsteads. I also have experience in archaeological monitoring of construction sites that overlap sensitive prehistoric and historic landforms.

 

Ann Morton, PhD, RPA

Description of services:

Morton Archaeological Research Services, established by Ann Morton in 1996, is a full-service Cultural Resource Management firm. Ann Morton has thirty years experience in archaeological investigations for local, State and Federal regulatory compliance, and in the excavation, documentation and evaluation of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites. Her goal is to enable clients to meet Federal (Section 106) and State regulatory requirements quickly and cost effectively. Clients include Federal, State and local agencies, private businesses, not-for-profits and individuals. Archaeological services for all types of client and sizes of project. Morton Archaeological Research Services is a New York State Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

 

David Moyer, MA, RPA

Description of services:

Birchwood Archaeological Services is a full-service cultural resource management consulting firm offering a range of archaeological and historic preservation services to assist state and federal agencies, developers, and other business people meet federal and state obligations for cultural resource management. Our services range from initial background research and field surveys to the full-scale mitigation of archaeological sites. David Moyer, a Registered Professional Archaeologist meeting all 36CFR61 qualifications, serves as our Principal Investigator, leading each field investigation and authoring or co-authoring each of our reports.  Mr. Moyer has worked in cultural resource management for 20 years, and has personally authored over 300 reports, Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs), publications and National Register nomination forms.

 

Douglas J. Perrelli, PhD, RPA

Description of services:

Phase 1A and B archaeological reconnaissance, Phase 2 site examination, Phase 3 data recovery, HABS/HAER. Architectural reconnaissance and building/structure evaluations, historic setting analysis.

 

Marie-Lorraine (Sissie) Pipes, PhD, RPA

  • Consulting Zooarchaeologist, MWBE, DBE Certified
  • 323 County Road 9, Victor NY 14564
  • Tel 585-742-3185
  • pipesml@aol.com
  • www.mlpipeszooarchaeologist.com
  • Area of work: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Ohio, Iowa, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, Poland

Description of services:

Marie-Lorraine Pipes has been a practicing zooarchaeologist since 1981. This woman-owned business has partnered with cultural resource management, engineering and environmental firms, and research and university based archaeologists, and has conducted research and analysis on a wide range of archaeological sites dating from the Paleo Period through the early twentieth century. Analytical services include the identification and analysis of faunal remains, database, data interpretation, and preparation of a faunal report. Identifications include species and element, age determination, and bone modifications. The laboratory houses a large comparative type collection including a range of domesticated and wild mammals and birds, fish, and reptiles and amphibians and an extensive reference library. In additional her services include XRF analysis of dental enamels and interpretation of herd animal mobility patterns.

 

Christopher Ricciardi, PhD, RPA

Description of services:

Chrysalis Archaeology, established in 2001, is a full service Cultural Resource Management firm, an official Disadvantaged, Small, Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (DBE/WBE) and is on the list of certified contractors by the GSA. Specialized Areas: all phases of the CRM process (Phase IA, IB, II, III); laboratory analysis; public education and outreach, preparation of MOAs/MOUs, Section 106 compliance, historic architectural services (HABS/HAER), drone survey technology, GIS mapping, all historic time periods.

 

Christina B. Rieth, PhD, RPA

Description of services:

My experience includes completing all phases of fieldwork (Phase I-III) archaeological investigations for various state and federal clients.

These excavations include both prehistoric and historic deposits ranging from 10,000 years ago to the present. In addition, I have overseen the development of Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs), developed alternative mitigation plans for highway, architectural, and environmental compliance projects, and have worked to develop best practice documents for excavations on state lands in New York State. I have experience in archaeological curation and public outreach in compliance and research projects.

 

Stephanie Roberg-Lopez, MA, RPA

  • Hudson Valley Cultural Resource Consultants
  • PO Box 606, Bangall, New York 12506
  • Tel 845-868-7701, FAX 845-868-7701
  • grindios@optonline.net/roberg@sunydutchess.edu
  • Area of work: New York State, including the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, as well as Long Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Description of services:

With a twenty five year history in cultural resource management and consulting, I have acted as Principal Investigator for hundreds of projects in New York State, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise include: Assessment of Archaeological Potential, Archaeological Site Research and Documentation, Cultural Resource Studies (Phases 1A and 1B), Department of Transportation Rehabilitation Projects, Phase 2 Archaeological Investigations, Phase 3 Data Recovery Mitigations, Quarry Assessment and Investigation, Remediation of Human Remains, Cell Tower Location Investigation, Environmental Impact Analyses, Historic American Building Survey (HABS), Site Building Assessment, Cartographic/Environmental Impact Analysis, Historic American Building Surveys (HABS), Site Building Assessment, Historic Preservation, Biographical Research, Cultural Resource Avoidance Plans, Guidance with Reviewing Agencies, Curation of Cultural Materials and the development of MOAs. RPA areas of specialization are prehistoric archaeology and Historic archaeology.

 

Ted Roberts, M.A., RPA

  • Principal
  • PaleoWest Archaeology
  • 5030 Broadway, Suite 606
  • New York, NY 10034
  • Tel 212-567-2536

Description of services:

PaleoWest Archaeology is a nationwide consulting firm (seven offices) providing archaeological, historical, and geophysical services to our clients across the country. PaleoWest is located in New York City (northern Manhattan) and serves the TriState, MidAtlantic, New England, and Midwest regions. PaleoWest is dedicated to solution-driven cultural resource consulting on behalf of clients who need their projects shepherded through the regulatory challenges posed by prehistoric, historic, and ethnographic resources. PaleoWest has 36 permanent professionals in seven locations and has carried out archaeological projects across 33 states. PaleoWest has completed more than 800 projects since its founding in 2006. As a GSA contract holder, PaleoWest has gained the trust of many government agencies through responsiveness and high quality deliverables.

PaleoWest has developed and maintained a unique technological platform in the CRM industry, having gone paperless in 2010 by leveraging mobile devices for data collection and management. We have developed databases for our clients, both to manage their archaeological collections and cultural resources and to facilitate internal systems- all with robust desktop and mobile capabilities. PaleoWest offers a wide range of archaeo-geophysical services including RTK GPS guided data collection of magnetometer, EM, and GPR survey data. We also provide aerial photography (UAV), 3D modeling (object and landscape) and data processing services. PaleoWest has a strong GIS department including ArcGIS, CAD, InDesign, Sketchup, and other technical capacities. You can visit our website at www.paleowest.com for info and an online presentation of our systems.”

 

Cece Saunders, MA

Historical Perspectives, Inc. (HPI) is a cultural resources consulting firm that offers a wide variety of services from archival research and archaeological reconnaissance surveys to historic structures recordation. Specialists in producing assessments for environmental review procedures, HPI has been in business for over thirty years. Having developed and maintained a reputation for integrity and thoroughness, the firm has successfully guided projects through various state and city agencies, including the CT Department of Environmental Protection, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, the NYS Historic Sites Bureau, and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and Energy.

 

Daniel C. Seib, MA

  • Public Archaeology Facility, HazWhoper Certified
  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
  • Tel (607) 777-4786, FAX (607) 777-2288
  • dseib@binghamton.edu
  • http://www.binghamton.edu/paf/
  • Area of work: New York, Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern New Jersey.
  • Description of services:

I serve as project director at the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF), which provides cultural resource management (CRM) services to clients throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Our expertise includes: Phase 1A cultural resource assessments for planning purposes;    Phase 1 archaeological and architectural reconnaissance surveys; Phase 2 evaluations of National Register eligibility for sites and buildings; Phase 3 data recoveries as part of negotiated mitigation of impacts to eligible sites and buildings; Research on Revolutionary War and earlier military sites; and Application of GIS to all phases of work. My personal expertise involves historic and prehistoric archaeology, expertise in nineteenth century rural industries (particularly blacksmith and wagon shops – I am an amateur blacksmith), and the analysis of faunal remains. I am a member of PAF’s HazMat team, and have extensive experience in archaeological monitoring of construction sites that overlap sensitive prehistoric and historic landforms.

 

Linda Stone, MA, RPA

Description of services:

I established my consulting practice in 1992 to conduct archaeological work as part of cultural resource compliance projects. This includes phased archaeological investigations; documentary studies (Phase 1A), testing (Phase 1B), archaeological excavation for significance evaluations (Phase 2) and excavations for archaeological data recovery and mitigation (Phase 3). I also provide archaeological monitoring services for all phases of work.

 

Nina M. Versaggi, PhD, RPA

Description of services:

The Public Archaeology Facility (PAF) was organized in 1972 to provide cultural resource management (CRM) services to clients throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Our expertise includes, Phase 1A cultural resource assessments for planning purposes, Phase 1 archaeological and architectural reconnaissance surveys, Phase 2 evaluations of National Register eligibility for sites and buildings, Phase 3 data recoveries as part of negotiated mitigation of impacts to eligible sites and buildings, Research on Revolutionary War and earlier military sites, and application of GIS to all phases of work. PAF provides services for individual projects state and federally permitted projects, as well as “on-call” contracts, such as pipeline, transportation, and cellular communications projects.

Recently, PAF has worked closely with FEMA and Homeland Security on cultural resource tasks associated with disaster recovery. PAF employs 30-40 professional archaeologists and support staff, a number that fluctuates with the seasons. PAF is directed by a full-time professional archaeologist with a doctoral degree in Anthropology (specialization in Cultural Resource Management and the archaeology of the Northeastern United States). All senior professional staff at PAF have advanced degrees in Anthropology, with specializations in the historic and/or prehistoric archaeology of the Northeastern U.S.; all supervisors are 36CFR61 qualified. PAF also employs an assistant director, who manages the day-to-day operations of the cultural resource contracts and directs our HazMat team. PAF has maintained a stable work force of experienced and motivated field technicians, many of whom have been employed at PAF for more than 10 years.

Disclaimer:

This voluntary list contains the names of NYAC members who serve as archaeological consultants in New York State and, by membership, have agreed to abide by NYAC’s current guidelines set forth in the New York Archaeological Council’s standards. The individuals on the list meet the minimum federal requirements for a principal investigator (PI) as defined in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards with their specializations indicated. This list is provided as an aid to those seeking the services of a cultural resource consultant. NYAC does not in any manner recommend, endorse, or assume responsibility for the quality of work performed by any individual or firm on this list, nor is there any representation, warranty or guarantee, implicit or implied, of any kind, including but not limited to the work product produced, that those on this list will comply with federal and state requirements.

We strongly recommend that you contact at least three consultants when making your selection, and that you check references from previous clients. Inquiring about such factors as the acceptability and timeliness of work performed may provide an indication of how a consultant has performed his or her work for clients. Consultants are listed individually; therefore, firms may be recorded more than once. The list is arranged alphabetically by organization name or by last name of individual if there is no organization name given. Inclusion on the list is voluntary and is not required to conduct field work in New York.