Principal Investigator and Senior Archaeologist
Phone: (770) 498-4155 ext. 123
Scot Keith has been with New South Associates since 2010 and serves the company as a Principal Investigator and a Senior Archaeologist. In his capacity as a Principal Investigator, Mr. Keith leads all phases of archaeological investigations, including survey, testing, and data recovery. Mr. Keith received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia and a M.S. degree in Archaeology/Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Keith has helped a wide variety of clients, including the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Homeland Security, state Departments of Transportation, Fort Benning Military Reservation, various local and state governments, and numerous private sector clients. This depth of experience provides Mr. Keith with a thorough knowledge of the Sections 106 and 110 processes, as well as other federal and state laws governing cultural resources; in addition, Mr. Keith has considerable experience in designing and implementing non-compliance due diligence archaeological studies. With research interests centered on the prehistoric peoples of the Southeast, in recent years Mr. Keith has lead the investigation of the Leake site, a large Middle Woodland ceremonial center in northwest Georgia. He has worked in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.