Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology


TCPA Bylaws (PDF format)

TCPA Membership Application/Renewal Form (PDF format). Please note that this form should be completed using the most recent version of the Adobe Reader software.

TCPA Bulletin 2013.

TCPA Bulletin 2012.


Tanya M. Peres
President (2014-2015)
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
MTSU Box 10, Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro TN 37132-0001

Phillip Hodge
President-Elect (2014-2015)
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Environmental Planning and Permits Division, James K. Polk Bldg Suite 900
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville TN 37243-0334

Aaron Deter-Wolf
Secretary-Treasurer (2014-2015)
Cole Building #3, 1216 Foster Ave
Nashville TN 37243

Board Members

Executive Board 1 (2013-16)
Shannon C. Hodge

Executive Board 2 (2013-16)
Jesse Tune

Executive Board 3 (2014-17)
Andrew Brown

Executive Board 4 (2014-17)
Sarah Levithol

Executive Board 5 (2011-14)

Executive Board 6 (2011-14)
Jared Barrett

Executive Board 7 (2012-15)
Paul Avery

Executive Board 8 (2012-15)
Kandi Hollenbach

Immediate Past President (non-voting; 2014-2015)
Kevin E. Smith


The Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology (TCPA) is a non-profit mututal benefit corporation organized in 1992 to facilitate, assist, and advocate for the practice of professional archaeology in this state.

Membership in the TCPA is open to individuals supporting the purposes of the Council who have an abiding interest in archaeological investigation in the State of Tennessee and who have previously demonstrated a committment to meeting the highest professional standards.

As stated in the Bylaws, the goals of the TCPA are to:

  1. To facilitate and assist in the practice of professional archaeology in the State of Tennessee
  2. To curate, display, and otherwise disseminate archaeological information in the State of Tennessee
  3. To stimulate and encourage cooperation between professional and non-professional archaeologists
  4. To strengthen the identification of professional archaeology and of qualified archaeologists as professionals
  5. To encourage high standards in the practice of archaeology
  6. To require ethical behavior and high standards of performance from its membership
  7. To assist governmental and other organizations employing archaeologists in the responsible implementation of their duties
  8. To support existing legislation and legislative efforts that positively affect cultural resources and to stand against legislative efforts that would negatively affect those resources
  9. To provide a broadly-based open forum in which technical, ethical, administrative, and philosophical issues affecting cultural resources can be discussed in a positive atmosphere.

Information last revised on January 24, 2014.

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