Principal Investigator for Archaeology

Ms. Terry is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) with over 19 years of experience in cultural resources management. She has a thorough understanding of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and compliance. Ms. Terry is listed as a Principal Investigator on Cogstone’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cultural Resources Use Permit. She has supervised large monitoring projects in the Southern California area and has served as a crew chief, assistant project director, and principal investigator on a variety of archaeological field projects in California. Ms. Terry is well versed in the investigation of prehistoric and historic lithic use, debitage (flake) typologies, early 20th century consumer culture, human-induced geomorphology, modified vernacular landscapes in architectural and public history, contact, post-contact, native and pioneer settlement patterns and subsistence strategies, and post-contact period ethnography. She meets national standards in prehistoric and historic archaeology set by the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation. She is also a member of the Society for California Archaeology.

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