Ms. Turner is a qualified consultant Lead Archaeologist and a qualified Paleontologist. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Public Archaeology, from California State University, Northridge. Ms. Turner has over 30 years of experience in the cultural resources management field, including prehistoric and historic archaeology and paleontology, and has conducted major field and technical investigations throughout southern California.
Michael X. Kirby, Ph.D. - Senior Paleontologist
Dr. Kirby is a qualified Lead Paleontologist. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Geology from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kirby has over 20 years experience in cultural resource management and environmental compliance. He has performed paleontological fieldwork and excavation in several states in the western United States as well as on the Panama Canal. He is well versed in preparing CEQA and NEPA documents and is certified as a professional paleontologist throughout southern California. He has supervised paleontological field crews, conducted impact assessments, consulted on various utility and environmental projects, and directed paleontological, geological, mineral, water, and soil resource inventories. Dr. Kirby has several peer-reviewed paleontological publications.
Linda Akyüz, M.A., RPA - Cultural Resources Principal Investigator
Ms. Akyüz has 13 years of experience in conducting California/Great Basin archaeological studies and managing cultural resources as an archaeologist, archivist, and principal investigator. She has 28 years of experience as a California ethnohistorian and historian. She meets the Secretary of Interior Professional Qualification Standards in the field of Archaeology, History, and Architectural History/Architectural Historian, and is a qualified paleontological monitor per Society of Vertebrate Paleontology guidelines. Ms. Akyüz has a Master's of Arts in Anthropology iwht an emphasis in California and Great Basin Archaeology. She is also a Preservation Commissioner for the City of Redondo Beach. She has served as a Tribal Archivist and Federal Grants Writer. Ms. Akyüz has conducted hundreds of archaeological studies in California and the Great Basin and has written numerous technical documents for agencies such as the BLM, Caltrans, DON, USFS, and other federal and local agencies. Ms. Akyüz evaluated cultural resources for NRHP or CRHP eligibility and ensures that all archaeological, historic, and cultural projects adhere to CEQA/NEPA guidelines.
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Robin Turner, M.A. - Owner and Principal Investigator Ms. Turner is a qualified consultant Lead Archaeologist and a qualified Paleontologist. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Public Archaeology, from California State University, Northridge. Ms. Turner has over 30 years of experience in the cultural resources management field, including prehistoric and historic archaeology and paleontology, and has conducted major field and technical investigations throughout southern California.
Laurie Solis, DRS, M.A. - Staff Archaeologist/Paleontological Monitor
Dr. Solis has 15 years of experience in the Cultural Resource profession. She meets the Secretary of the Interior Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology, and is a qualified paleontological monitor per Society of Vertebrate Paleontology guidelines. She has conducted investigations and assessments for archaeological, historic, and paleontological resources for CEQA and NEPA compliance including Phase I Archaeological Surveys, Phase II Testing, and Phase III Mitigation Studies for several government entities and other agencies. Dr. Solis has also prepared historic resource evaluations, consulted with city governments, and worked as a liaison for several California Indian Tribes including the Paiute-Shoshone, Gabrielino/Tongva, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and the Tataviam/Fernandeno Band of Mission Indians. She has been associated with the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in a one-year internship, and has performed paleontological monitoring for several projects.
Meghan S. Barge-Livshits, M.A. - Staff Archaeologist and Paleontological Monitor
Ms. Barge-Livshits is a qualified Archaeologist and a qualified Paleontological Monitor. She has experience in handling, excavating, and monitoring of archaeological and paleontological materials. She has conducted prehistoric site excavation and site survey, laboratory processing, and faunal analysis. She has also directed an archaeological laboratory and has contributed sections to cultural resources technical reports.
Paul Shattuck, B.A., GIS Certificate - Staff Archaeologist and Paleontological Monitor
Rachelle Oppel, BA, Certificate in Forensic Identification - Staff Archaeologist
Chris Shaw, M.S. - Senior Paleontologist
Mr. Shaw has over 44 years of experience in paleontological research. He has been an integral part of the excavation projects at the La Brea Tar Pits, including Pit 91 and Project 23. His experience includes conducting large-scale paleontological excavations, collection, preparation, and curation as well as lithologic recording, stratigraphic interpretation, geologic documentation, museum exhibit engineering, and supervision/training of over 50 staff and volunteers for both museum-related and excavation-related projects. He specializes in the preparation and curation of Plio-Pleistocene fossils within the western United States and Mexico, and in fossil analysis and identification. Mr. Shaw prepares the geologic, lithographic, and paleontological sections of APRMI CEQA/NEPA EIR/EIS documents.
Donald R. Prothero, Ph.D. - Consulting Paleontologist
Dr. Prothero is a qualified Principal Paleontologist, and former Department Director and Professor of Geology/Paleontology at Occidental College and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology, with almost 40 years serving as a professional paleontologist. His specialties are mammalian paleontology and magnetic stratigraphy of the Cenozoic. He has authored or co-edited over 35 books and published over 200 papers. Donald Prothero assists in writing and editing all of APRMI's paleontological documents and manuscripts