Cultural Resource Management Services

The Office of Public Archaeology's staff provides a wide range of cultural resource management services to a variety of clients, including corporations, developers, government agencies and private citizens.

We help clients meet legal requirements prior to and during development projects and assist in consultations with local, state and federal agencies and tribes.

  • We operate in Mississippi and throughout the greater Southeast
  • We provide high-quality results at competitive prices and in as timely a manner as possible
  • We are affiliated with an academic institution – Mississippi State University – a top-ranked research university
  • All members of our leadership team hold advanced graduate degrees in anthropology (specializing in archaeology) from top universities and have extensive experience with the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) process
  • Together, they have performed hundreds of cultural resource surveys, excavations and cultural/ historical background overviews
  • We work with a range of clients across the Southeast and have developed key relationships with federal, state and local agencies and tribes
  • Our staff possess broad archaeological expertise in environmental archaeology, artifact analysis, human burial recovery, faunal analysis, geographic information systems, remote sensing and geophysical exploration
  • OPA staff consult frequently with professors in the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at MSU, who are themselves accomplished, published researchers

Please submit any requests for proposals to Dr. Tony Boudreaux (


The Office of Public Archaeology routinely engages in a range of CRM projects that vary in diversity and size. Some examples include:

  • Commercial and residential developments
  • Linear pipeline surveys
  • Seismic surveys
  • Mines
  • Highway improvements and bridge replacements
  • Telecommunication tower sites
  • Transmission lines and facilities
  • Military facilities


Section 106/NEPA Compliance

Our compliance services include:

  • Historic and archival research
  • EIS/EIR support
  • Agreement documents (MOAs, MOUs)
  • Geophysical/remote sensing survey
  • Assistance with tribal consultation
  • Phase I cultural resource survey
  • Phase II archaeological testing
  • Phase III mitigation of adverse effects
  • National register evaluations
  • Effects determinations
  • Construction monitoring
  • Site interpretive displays and documents
  • Historic properties management plans