Scott Kachelries


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Scott Kachelries’ foundational academic focus is on Middle Atlantic Native-American and historic archaeology with over eight years of professional archaeological experience in the Middle Atlantic region: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, California, and New Mexico. Mr. Kachelries was employed at the Temple University Anthropology Laboratory and Museum curating archaeological and ethnographic collections while studying archaeology graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Temple University.

Mr. Kachelries’ professional archaeological experience includes employment for two and a half years on the PennDot I-95 corridor expansion project. The PennDot I-95 project was a daily and multiple year Phase I, II, and III excavation. Scott professionally excavated Native-American settlements along the Delaware River recovering several thousand Archaic and Woodland artifacts in situ, as well as excavating countless historic features extending into 20th century Philadelphia. On a daily basis, he excavated, mapped, recorded, and photographed 5×5 unit wall profiles, prehistoric features, and historic features. Mr. Kachelries has vast knowledge identifying prehistoric and historic diagnostic artifacts, cleaning, cataloguing, and mending, along with lithic stage analysis, and soil identification. He has worked in direct conjunction with heritage management regarding Section 106 and Section 110 federal guidelines, SHPO, tribal, and point of contact representatives.

Mr. Kachelries had the honor of excavating at the Merchant Site outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico at a Pueblo house working with some of the preeminent archaeologists in the region. The projects were conducted under Section 110 federal guidelines requiring Department of Defense security clearance for military and federal facilities, in addition to working in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Mr. Kachelries has excavated the majority of the Phase I and Phase II archaeological projects at the Joint Military Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. At Marstel-Day, Mr. Kachelries has excavated at the Naval Surface Warfare Centers in Dahlgren, Virginia, and Indian Head, Maryland, as well as the Veteran Affairs property in Livermore, California. Mr. Kachelries has also excavated in the Monogahela National Forest in Richwood, West Virginia in conjunction with the United States Forestry Service, and historic Phase II excavations in conjunction with the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.