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The Team

Who We Are

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Founder & Archaeologist

The principal of Martin Archaeology Consulting is a Registered Professional Archaeologist, and has a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Mississippi where his research focused on archaeological geophysics. He also holds a Bachelors in Science in Anthropology with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology from Western Carolina University. Coursework has been completed for his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences with a concentration in archaeological geophysics from the University of Memphis.

Paul has worked with the non-profit History Flight, Inc. a private MIA search and recovery team in Belgium, France, Germany, and the Philippines. He is a voting member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board Consensus Body for Dogs and Sensors. Currently working with his 6th canine, a chocolate Labrador Retriever, Abby.

Co-Founder, Genealogist, and Historical Researcher

Cynthia is a professional genealogist and historical researcher having completed studies in archaeology and history with a focus on early American History. 


Remote Project Manager

Janie oversees all project proposals and ensures that projects are being completed on time and on budget.


Lori has her MA in Anthropology from Eastern Carolina University and a BA in Anthropology with a concentration in forensics from Western Carolina University.

Lab Specialist and Field Tech

Thomas is a USMC Veteran and holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of West Florida. 

Field Technicians

Brad Dennis
Jill Farley
James Reed
Ronnie Martin


AHRD Canine Teams

Kathleen Connor - Seamus
Florence Dickens - Cayvun
Lisa Higgins - Penny
Melissa Kindt - Hawk
Paul Martin - Abby
Janie Merickel - Charger
James Reed - Kia
Christine Tait - Tux
Kirsten Watson - Quest

In Memory

K9 Sloopy EOW 2024
Handler Greg Cole

K9 Ziva EOW 2023
Handler Paul Martin


Historical Research

Elizabeth Ann Gaines Ali
Jill Farley
Melissa Kindt

Historical Preservation Consultant

Hannah Lee Davis


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