Dr. Thomas F King, PhD
Tom King’s background is in archaeology, anthropology, historic preservation and environmental impact assessment. A U.S. Navy veteran and former employee of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and other government agencies, King is now a self-employed cultural heritage consultant based in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has published eight textbooks and many journal articles about archaeology, historic preservation, and environmental impact assessment. He holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. He has conducted archaeological field research in the western United States, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Kiribati, and helped establish government historic preservation programs in the FSM, Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He has been an advisor to U.S. government agencies, most recently the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and regularly consults with American Indian tribes and local communities.