James (Jim) Strawn graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.A. in Anthropology in December 2015. His previous archaeological experience includes AMEC survey and excavation field schools at the Topper site (38AL23), South Carolina. Between graduation and the start of his graduate studies, he was employed with a cultural resource management (CRM) firm where he was involved in phase I and II survey projects throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. He completed a graduate internship during the summer of 2016 with the United States Forest Service at the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina. His current research interests include prehistoric southeastern archaeology, Paleoindian settlement patterns, lithic technology, and GIS. His graduate advisor is Dr. Shane Miller.