John Duggan - Senior Field Technician
Jessica Higley - Field Technician
Field Excavators :
Logan Smith, 26, is a trained archaeologist from both sides of the Atlantic having acquired his Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas, Arkansas in 2013 and his Masters from the University of Reading, England in 2015. “Not believing in specialization” Logan has worked a variety of sites from Historical American Civil War settlements to his work at the Prehistoric Monument Marden Henge in the Vale of Pewsey, England in the summer of 2015. He does however have several reoccurring interests with his most predominate being British Barrows and funerary landscapes and the associated rituals which if prompted he will give you a thorough introduction. His interest in diverse archaeological techniques, methodologies and contexts brought him to work on the Old Vero site in 2016.
Jasper McMurtry was born and raised in the tiny northern California coastal town of Point Arena. After studying computer science in college and working in construction, lumber retail, and for a wireless ISP startup, he decided to follow his interests rather than money and study archaeology. He got his BA in anthropology from Sonoma State University in 2013 and is deciding when and if to return to graduate school. His interests are in cultures on the fringes of what is known, either temporally or spatially. More generally beyond archaeology his curiosity runs a broad gamut from literary theory to niche construction theory to quantum physics.
My name is Richie Rosencrance. I am from Elkins, West Virginia and graduated Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 2015. I double majored in History & Anthropology with a minor in Native American Studies. My interests in archaeology include: lithic analysis, lithic raw materials, human landscape use, Paleoindians, Pleistocene fauna, and peopling of the Americas. Right now I am working in the field in preparation for graduate school. My dreams are to conduct my own research and teach field schools.
Outside of archaeology I am an avid outdoorsman. I have hiked the northern half of the Appalachian trail, my trip totaling 1163 miles over 109 days. Besides hiking, I love camping, canoeing, kayaking, spelunking and rock climbing.
Ryan Gerstner is a North American archaeologist with a background in geographic information systems, museum curation, and cultural resource management in the Great Basin, Plains, and Rocky Mountain regions. While completing his Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Utah State University, Ryan specialized in zooarchaeology, and since then has been conducting field research in both CRM and academic settings.