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Ms. Leezer has over 10 years of experience in numerous academic and cultural resource management projects in Texas, New Mexico, Belize and Mexico. She received her MA from the University of Texas at San Antonio where she conducted thesis work examining feasting activities among ancient Maya commoners through an analysis of ceramic artifacts. Her interests also extends to the historic archaeology of Texas. Ms Leezer served as the Principal Investigator/Project Manager for a limited test excavation project of the Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site in Brazoria County Texas. Results from the investigations were used for the long-term stewardship, interpretation and management of the site. She has served as Principal Investigator, Project Archaeologist and Project Manager for several prehistoric and historic cultural resource management projects in Texas and New Mexico. She has worked with Native American tribes, landowners, municipal, state, and federal agencies to identify sensitive cultural resources and worked with these groups to negotiate mitigation or remediation strategies to minimize potential impacts under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Texas Antiquities Code. Ms. Leezer has conducted projects under the jurisdiction of the US Corp of Engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the International Boundary and Water Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation. She is experienced in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance through the authorship of chapters for TxDOT District Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and Categorical Exclusion documents (EIS, EA, and CE).
Pictured above: Carole Leezer at Palenque, Mexico.