Matt Matternes Ph.D, RPA

Senior Mortuary Archaeologist and Principal Investigator

Georgia Office

Phone: (770) 498-4155 EXT. 114




Matt Matternes has been with New South Associates since 2001 and serves the company as a Senior Mortuary Archaeologist and Principal Investigator.  As a Senior Mortuary Archaeologist, Dr. Matternes is responsible for the identification, preservation, and recovery of cemetery sites, and provides professional and ethical treatment of human remains. Dr. Matternes received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology with a focus in physical anthropology and mortuary archaeology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Matternes is also a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA). He has conducted field, research, and curation projects for a number of clients including several Departments of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the National Park Service, Wickliffe Mounds Research Center, various curation facilities in the Southeast, and many other public and private clients. Dr. Matternes has worked in Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico. He has directed some of the largest mortuary documentation and recovery projects conducted in the eastern United States.

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