Barbie Getchell serves as the Principal Investigator for most of our projects. Ms. Getchell is certified in field research by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) and meets the current Secretary of the Interior Standards for archaeological research. Barbie received her M.A. degree in History (archaeological emphasis) from the University of Durham in the UK and her B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is well-versed in all aspects of the archaeological evaluation process including prehistory and historic studies. Her experience in the field includes testing, surveys, and monitoring projects in, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, the Tahoe National Forest, and Santa Cruz Island in California as well as projects in Idaho and Nevada. Work experience abroad includes archaeological projects in Belize and the United Kingdom.
Michael Miller is an associate of PAST, INC. He has worked in cultural resource management for over 10 years and is a registered professional archaeologist (RPA). He has performed and supervised field work from survey to data recovery mitigation under Section 106 of the NHPA, managed lab collections, coauthored numerous reports, and has served as a Principal Investigator for several archaeological projects. Michael specializes in lithic analysis including microwear analysis, mass analysis, and experimental replication. Mr. Miller received his B.A. degree in archaeology from the College of Wooster in 2002, and his M.A. degree in experimental archaeology from the University of Exeter in 2006. He has field experience in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwestern, and Western areas of the United States.