Meet Our Team
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.