James Daniels

James Daniels
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James Daniels is originally from North Carolina. After completing his B.A. in anthropology at N.C. State University, James worked as an archaeology lab and field technician for a cultural resource management (CRM) firm in Chapel Hill working on several Woodland Period sites in the southeastern part of North Carolina. James earned his M.A. from California State University Long Beach. His Master’s thesis was an integration of geophysical data, artifact distribution, soil chemistry, and topographic data in an effort to detect subsurface structures and determine their function at the Classic Period site of El Baúl in Guatemala. After earning his M.A., James returned to the field of CRM and has been working as a Senior Archaeologist for San Diego firm. James research interest include the use of geophysical and remote sensing techniques including ground penetrating radar (GPR) and magnetometry, archaeometry, distributional archaeology, and GIS in concert with traditional archaeological methods to assess the archaeological record. His geographical regions of interest include Mesoamerica, Southern California, and the Southeastern United States.

Anthropology