Dr. Michael Faught is a senior Maritime Archaeologist at Panamerican Consultants, Inc, assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology at University of Florida and Treasurer and Board Member at Archaeological Research Cooperative. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology at University of Arizona in 1978, 1989 and 1996, respectively. His research interests include Paleoindian and Early Archaic cultures, their origins, pathways, settlement patterns, and emergence of regional traditions. Dr. Faught extensively uses predictive modeling, remote sensing, underwater excavation and geoarchaeological sampling methods for submerged prehistoric sites in his research. He also has experience conducting archaeology with avocationals, high schoolers, and people with physical and mental disabilities.