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Tom Higgins

Project Archaeologist

Education: M.A., William & Mary
Phone: 757-221-2584
Email: [[tfhiggins]]

About Tom
Mr. Higgins (RPA) has over 28 years of experience working as a project archaeologist in Virginia. Though his educational background and research interests focus on historical archaeological resources, working for over two decades on a variety of prehistoric and historical archaeological resources in the context of cultural resource management projects has given him broad expertise in the range of significant archaeological resources that can be found in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation within the Department of Archaeological Research (1984-1988), WMCAR (1988-2001), the James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc., (2001-2012), and has recently rejoined the senior staff here at WMCAR (2012-present). Mr. Higgins has supervised fieldwork and produced summary reports and publications on survey-level, site evaluation, and data recovery projects that span the breadth of Virginia prehistory and history, including Archaic-stage campsites, Woodland-stage villages, colonial farmsteads, plantation complexes, slave quarter sites, and Civil War military sites. Over the course of his career, Mr. Higgins has served as lead author for more than 100 archaeological reports.