CRA is excited to introduce two new members of the team! Joanne DeMaio has joined the Evansville, Indiana, office as a Staff Archaeologist, and Mike Clem has teamed up with the Hurricane, West Virginia, office as a Principal Investigation.
Joanne DeMaio, M.A., is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas. She earned her B.A. in Archaeology from the University of Evansville and then went on to complete her Master’s in anthropology, with an emphasis on North American archaeology, at Arkansas. Joanne’s thesis research focused on ceramic analysis of whole vessels from The Adair Site (3GA1). This study provided additional information about the occupants of that site, and contributed to the understanding of the complex Mississippian period settlement systems in the Upper Ouachita River Valley of Arkansas. She has also conducted analysis of a Yankeetown phase ceramic assemblage from the Kuester site, located in southwestern Indiana, and has participated in archaeological fieldwork at Historic Old Washington State Park and the Prairie Grove Civil War battlefield in Arkansas, as well as in New Harmony, Indiana. Joanne has previously worked with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, the USDA Forest Service, the Indiana State Museum, and Angel Mounds State Historic Site.
Michael Clem, MA has fifteen years of cultural resource management experience. He earned his B.A. in Humanities from Georgetown University and then went on to complete his Master’s in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology at American University. His previous employment includes work as a Vice President of a small CRM firm, as Senior Archaeologist, Staff Archaeologist, and was the county Archaeologist for Loudoun County, VA for five years. Much of his experience has been in the Middle Atlantic region, but Mike has worked on projects in the Midwest and Southwest, as well as in South America. He has worked on numerous slave quarter and plantation sites as well as Civil War related sites throughout the region. He also has worked on numerous prehistoric excavations.
CRA would like to welcome both Joanne and Mike to the team!