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Meet Our Team

Roger G. Moore, Ph.D.
Dr. Moore has worked as a professional archeologist since 1976.  He was a pioneer in demonstrating the potential for survival of significant archeological remains in heavily urbanized American contexts such as the City of Galveston and the Houston Central Business District, as well as in developing the archeological field methods appropriate for dealing with urban contexts. His work and publication in urban archeology began during his graduate studies at Rice University and has continued throughout his subsequent career. Dr. Moore is also keenly interested in spatial relationships and developed a quantitatively based predictive model for prehistoric settlement in Southeast Texas that has been acknowledged as accurate by the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission. Dr. Moore’s presentations and peer-reviewed publications in recent years have centered upon MAC's conflict archeological discoveries at San Jacinto.

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Jon C. Lohse, Ph.D.
Dr. Lohse has over 25 years of professional archaeological experience. He has conducted research in the United States, Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico, focusing on prehistoric periods of occupation spanning from Terminal Pleistocene to early Historic periods. Dr. Lohse has strong practical experience with conducting different kinds of lithic analyses, reconstructing environmental records from different classes of archaeological data, and compiling high-resolution local and regional chronologies. Dr. Lohse has administrative experience designing and directing Phase 1, 2, and 3 projects, including overseeing complex data recovery-scale investigations. He has focused in particular on designing creative, alternative mitigation strategies for different kinds of project needs as a way to help project sponsors and interested local stakeholder groups alike get the most benefit out of the archaeological regulatory process. 
Douglas G. Mangum, M.A.
Mr. Mangum has more than 20 years of experience supervising Phase 1 and 2 projects and participating in Phase 3 projects at supervisory levels. Most of his experience is in both the piney woods and the coastal prairie of Texas although he has also worked in England, Scotland, and Mississippi. His background is in prehistoric archeology with a focus on lithics. He is also practiced in laboratory analysis of historic and prehistoric artifacts. Over the last decade he has expanded into conflict archeology and historical/archival research. He also has extensive experience in GIS and aerial photograph interpretation as part of planning archeological projects and managing cultural resources. 
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Eleanor Stoddart, M.A., R.P.A.

Eleanor has experience supervising Phase 1, 2 and 3 projects in a variety of environments and locations (Texas, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories) and has also overseen archeological projects in British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland. Her background is in historical archeology, focusing on European ceramics. Ms. Stoddart has considerable cultural resource management experience dealing with all aspects of prehistoric site documentation and excavation. 

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Erin Phillips, Ph.D. 

Dr. Phillips has participated in Phase 1, 2, and 3 projects across the Southeast US including projects in east Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Carolinas. Much of Erin's work has focused on Mississippi Period sites dating to between AD1000 and 1450, including Plaquemine and Mississippian. She has also worked on protohistoric Native American and Historic Euroamerican Proejcts. Of particular interest to Dr. Phillips are Native American art and its social contexts.  In addition to her archaeology experience, Dr. Phillips has assisted with architectural research projects. 

August Costa, Ph.D., R.P.A.

Dr. August “Gus” Costa earned a doctorate focusing on paleoanthropology at Indiana University. Dr. Costa has more than 15 years experience in archeology and has carried out field and lab-based work in Asia, Africa and Europe, as well as numerous projects within the US including Texas, Arkansas, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Dr. Costa has an multi-disciplinary skill set that includes expertise in lithic and faunal analysis, geology, human osteology, vertebrate paleontology and experimental archeology. Since arriving in Texas, Dr. Costa has been active in local public archeology projects. He has contributed to numerous cultural resource surveys and acted as a consulting geoarchaeologist for both survey and data recovery projects in southeast Texas. More recently, Dr. Costa has supervised excavations in northeast Texas, as well as large archeological monitoring projects in the Greater Houston area.

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John R. Ferguson, B.S. 
Mr. Ferguson has over ten years of supervisory field experience in Phase 1, 2, and 3 cultural resource management projects. He has hands-on experience with total station setup and operation.  Mr. Ferguson has also been involved in report writing including authoring summaries of fieldwork methodologies, mapping, illustrating, photography, and data analysis. He also has experience with general archeological lab work including general analysis of artifacts. 
Catherine L. Jalbert, M.A., R.P.A.
Ms. Jalbert is a professional archaeologist who is experienced in both field-based and lab methodologies, specializing in lithic analysis.  She has more than 10 years of experience in both pre-contact and historic archaeology, executing Phase I, II, and III projects in Northeastern North America, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the Southern United States. Since coming to Texas, Catherine has been involved in numerous projects that range from cultural resource survey, monitoring, and artifact analysis for large data recovery projects.
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Rachel Goings, B.A. 
Ms. Goings has a degree in anthropology and geography with a focus on archaeology.  Rachel is certified as a GIS Technician and has worked with various GPS equipment. She has worked on Phase I, II, and III projects, including monitoring and battleground site experience.  Ms. Goings also has experience training others in both lab and field methodologies and with the process of collections management from initial analysis phases through to final curation.