Alexander Archaeological Consultants, Inc. (AAC) was established in Chattanooga, TN by Lawrence Alexander in 1986. The company headquarters are located in nearby Wildwood, GA and contain an extensive research library, IT and graphics department, photography and videography lab, business offices, and archaeological laboratory. AAC specializes in cultural resource management, archaeological research, and Holocene geomorphology, but offers a wide variety of sevices to other industries using state-of-the-art technologies such as Geographic Information Systems, drone aerial photography and videography, 3-D imaging and modeling, and more. Please see our Services page to find out more about how AAC can bring our expertise and technical ability to bear for your project!
AAC's staff are authorities on cultural resource management and have significant consultation experience on a diverse range of anthropological and archaeological projects. Several of our staff hold memberships in professional organizations including Register of Professional Archaeologists and Southeastern Archaeological Conference. AAC's primary goal is to meet the needs of our clients and, at the same time, to preserve the archaeological record. We believe in doing quality work for our clients, with a deep appreciation for the history of all peoples.
In addition to the senior staff listed below, AAC maintains an on-call staff of archaeological technicians and technical consultants including field technicians, geophysical specialists, archaeofaunal and ethnobotanical analysts, photography and videography experts, and connections to academic and avocational/amateur groups interested in archaeology, history, geology, geography, and a wide range of other arts, sciences, and service sectors.
Lawrence S. Alexander
Founder and Principal Investigator
Lawrence S. Alexander is the founder and president of AAC. Originally hailing from the west coast, he earned a B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, then relocated to the Southeast where he earned his M.A. from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He has specialized in Southeastern Cultural Resource Management since 1976, and founded his own firm in 1986. Lawrence is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC), and the Alabama and Tennessee Councils for Professional Archaeologists.
GIS and Graphics Coordinator
Max Schneider was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN and joined the AAC team in June of 2001. He attended the University of Tennessee where he obtained a B.S. in Anthropology and a B.S. in Geology with an Environmental Science concentration. His training also includes a 2 year TVA Forestry Certification. Max specializes in database maintenance and spatial analysis of collected archaeological field data through Geographic Information Systems software. Other areas of specialization include graphics generation, archaeotechnology, lithic analysis, and edible/medicinal/utilitarian plant identification.
Orion Scott Kroulek
Principal Investigator and Archaeologist
Orion Scott Kroulek joined AAC in 2014 as archaeologist and project manager. He has been actively engaged in archaeological studies and cultural resource management since 2004. After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Anthropology and minor in History, he attained a M.A. degree from New Mexico State University in Anthropology, with an Archaeology concentration and graduate level training in GIS data management and analysis. He has worked as a consultant for a diverse array of federal agencies including the Department of Defense, USDA Forest Service, Federal Communications Commission, National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.
Rebecca Johnson is the AAC Lab Director. She was born and raised in Belle Chasse, Louisiana and has been with AAC since 2000. Rebecca holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of New Orleans with a minor in Geography. She has almost 20 years of experience in prehistoric and historic artifact analysis, specializing in historic ceramic and glass analysis.