Paul Avery, MA, RPA

Principal Investigator

Project Manager

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Paul Avery

Paul Avery

Paul joined CRA in Knoxville in August 2010 as a Principal Investigator. Previously, he served as a Senior Archaeologist with a large engineering firm for 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations from Jacksonville State University along with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. Paul’s concentration during his graduate education was in historical archaeology, where he studied under Dr. Charles Faulkner.

During his professional career, Paul has been fortunate to work on a wide variety of sites over much of the eastern United States. In recent years, he has become especially interested in Civil War-period sites. He served as field director on the excavation of a large portion of a Confederate camp ground associated with the Florence Stockade in South Carolina and served as principal investigator during excavation of Confederate Battery XVII at the Port Hudson battlefield in Louisiana.

During his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He enjoys shooting sports, hunting, fishing and trying to take good photographs. Fly fishing is a particular favorite past time. He likes to tend his little vegetable garden and play with Princess, the beagle/terrier and Daisy, the basset hound.