Maritime Services Practice Leader, Gray & Pape, Inc.
Amanda serves as the Principal Investigator of the Paleolandscapes project. She has 20 years of experience in underwater archaeology, with over 15 years using marine geophysics to investigate historic shipwreck sites and submerged paleolandscapes. Amanda has experience in both commercial and research projects, including a previously funded project that served as the basis for her dissertation that combined geophysical, specifically chirp sub-bottom profiler, and geotechnical data to reconstruct buried and submerged landscapes for prehistoric archaeological potential.
Geoarchaeologist and Analyst / Independent Consultant
Gus serves as geoarchaeologist for the Paleolandscapes project. His main role is to analyze the core samples recovered with an eye toward identifying direct trace evidence of ancient humans and to characterize the terrestrial environments represented. Gus has more than 20 years of experience in archaeology and has carried out field and lab-based work on four continents. Gus has contributed to numerous cultural resource surveys and acted as a consulting geoarchaeologist for many projects in southeast Texas. His doctoral research focused on the submerged landscape of coastal western India and targeted prehistoric sites along paleoshorelines of the Gulf of Cambay. More recently, Gus has led two projects directly related to the McFaddin Beach (41JF50) prehistoric site.
Senior Marine Geophysicist, Wessex Archaeology, UK
Megan is a marine geophysicist who has spent over 10 years working in the field, both offshore on commercial survey vessels acquiring data, and also in the office carrying out the interpretation and reporting. Megan is particularly interested in the investigation of palaeolandscapes, and the use of geotechnical data in conjunction with marine geophysics to help us rebuild a picture of these submerged landscapes.
Archaeological Field Technician, Coastal Environments, Inc.
Alex is an early career archaeologist with a strong interest in maritime and underwater archaeology. She has previous offshore experience, having worked as deckhand and crew for both historic sailing vessels and modern ships. She has worked on terrestrial sites in Texas and Arkansas, and has participated in underwater projects in the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes.