Client-oriented professionals meeting
compliance needs in archaeology,
history, and environmental studies.


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    Archaeological Excavation

    Archaeological excavations occur in three main phases: Survey, Site Testing & Evaluation, and Data Recovery

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    Archaeological Monitoring

    When there is a possibility of a project destroying or disturbing cultural remains, state and federal laws require that the work be monitored by an archaeologist to prevent damage to potential historic or prehistoric sites.

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    Historic Structures

    Some compliance requirements may call for evaluation of historic standing structures or engineering features.

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    Archaeological Survey

    The purpose of archaeological survey is to locate, delineate, and determine the eligibility status of archaeological sites for the National Register of Historic Places.


Serving the defense, energy, land development, construction, forestry, communication, and transportation industries for over 30 years

Prentice Thomas & Associates, Inc. (PTA) was established by Dr. Prentice M. Thomas in 1977 (then referred to as New World Research) to provide a range of archaeological and cultural resource management (CRM) services to a wide range of clientele. Since 1977, PTA has conducted over 1400 archaeological projects in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and other locations in the United States; responding to our nation’s goal of preserving its diverse historical and cultural values by integrating exciting research with compliance work and providing timely and cost-effective services in CRM and historic preservation.

About Us

Read about the history of PTA and learn more about our areas of expertise.



A wide range of services and specializing in cultural resource management services.



Because we offer such a large variety of services we often get asked what is it exactly that we do.



Read more about recent news and events as well as upcoming events of interest.


From the Blog

NEW BABY! - PTA would like to congratulate Lindsay and Paul, our long-time Lab Technician and I.T. specialist on the birth of their BRAND NEW BABY BOY!
*HIRING* Archaeological Field Director - Master’s Degree holders in related fields. PTA is currently hiring for the position of Field Director covering Phase I, II and III Survey, Testing and Delineation and Monitoring of Archaeological Sites. Cultural Resource Management experience a plus! Please email resumes to
Sorry For Any Inconvenience - Recently it was brought to our attention that our website had been down, we have resolved the issue and hope that you were not caused any inconvenience or delay!
Eglin Archaeology Day - The 9th Eglin Archaeology Day is coming up Saturday March 28! 10:30 AM at Jackson Guard in Niceville! As always, Prentice Thomas & Associates will be there with activities and information.Sstop by and see us!