Mark Teague,  RPG  Owner

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        As owner of TeaCo Geophysical, LLC, I would like to thank you for your time in considering Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) as a viable remote sensing option for non-destructive and non-invasive site analysis. Primarily GPR is contracted in Phase I site analyses for the subsurface identification of potential hazards prior to invasive geotechnical site characterizations. The application of GPR technology to the anthropological and archaeological disciplines has been a proven aid in the delineation of historic cultural sites, prehistoric sites, and cemeteries.

        I attended the University of Southern Mississippi from which I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in 2005. As an undergraduate, my focus of study was on fluvial and sedimentary processes. In August of 2007, I received a Masters of Science Degree in Professional Geology from the University of Southern Mississippi. During my tenure as a graduate student I focused my research on classes that were applicable to geological research in Mississippi. Courses taken included paleoclimatology, clay mineralogy, forensic geology, isotope geology, Gulf Coast geology, and soil geomorphology.

        Having taken and passed both of the ASBOG exams, I am currently a Registered Professional Geologist in good standing with the State Board of Registered Professional Geologists in both MS, and AL. My MS Registered Professional Geologist license number is 0727, and AL license number 1215. My field experience also includes participation in large scale vertebrate paleontological excavations such as the salvaging of the Eocene Age, Clearview and Fleming Archaeocetes specimens for the Mississippi Office of Geology and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, as well as, field experience in identifying archaeological sites during Phase I cultural resource surveys for private contractors. Through the application of GPR; site conditions,such as intact deposits, historic structures, and location of burials can be characterized through remote sensing. Specific locations can be plotted by the use of a differential GPS, and depths to the tops of artifacts can be approximated based off of sediment velocities to aid archaeologists in site condition determination in the field with no subsurface disturbances.