Shawn Patch, RPA

Principal Investigator, Senior Archaeologist, and Senior Geophysical Specialist

North Carolina Office

Phone: (336) 379-0433



Shawn Patch has been with New South Associates since 2006 and serves the company as a Principal Investigator, Archaeologist, and Remote Sensing Specialist. As a Principal Investigator and Archaeologist, Mr. Patch conducts background research and field projects, manages crews, and consults with state, federal, tribal, and private agencies. As a Remote Sensing Specialist, he is well-versed in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Total Station operation to developed integrated geophysical mapping of subsurface features. Mr. Patch is also the Branch Manager for out office in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Patch received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his M.A. in Anthropology from Eastern New Mexico University. He is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA). He has worked for a variety of clients in the past including several Departments of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, and a variety of private developers. Mr. Patch has extensive experience in Section 106 compliance, Southeastern Archaeology, Transportation Archaeology, and has a strong background in prehistoric archaeology, lithic technology, GPR, GIS, GPS, and quantitative applications in archaeology. He has worked in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, New Mexico, Texas, and Vermont, as well as Mexico.

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