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Philip C. LaPorta
Margaret C. Brewer-LaPorta
Scott A. Minchak
Jamie McIntyre
Michael A. Conrow

Michael A. Conrow


B.A.,General Sciences, concentration in Anthropology and Archaeology, minor in Geology, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA., 1999.

-Completed graduate work in lithic analysis, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA., 2000.

Professional Experience

Field Experience
2002- Present
Field Director and/or Field Crew, LaPorta and Associates, L.L.C., Geological Consultants, Warwick, NY, USA
  • Pumpkin Hill, Orange County, NY
  • Landmark at Eastview, Westchester County, NY
  • Glenmere Preserve, Orange County, NY
  • Marshalls Creek Quarries, PA
  • Smiths Basin Quarries, Washington County, NY
  • Chester Quarries, Orange County, NY
  • Kings Town Quarry, Kingstown County, NY
  • Saratoga Farms, Saratoga County, NY
  • Hillcrest Commons, Putnum County, NY
Field Director, URS Corp.
  • Transco Pipeline, Northampton Count, PA
Field Crew, AD Marble Company
  • Tuscarora Bridge Replacement, Juniata County, PA
Geo-technical Engineer, Vibra-Tech Engineers Inc., Pemberton County, NJ
Field Crew, Kise, Straw, and Kolodner
  • Constitution Center Site, Philadelphia, PA
Crew Chief, Cultural Heritage Resource Service
  • Hunterstown Project, Gettysburg, PA
  • Schmid Site, Chester County, PA
  • Route 202 Road Expansion, Chester County, PA

Field Crew, Geoarchaeological Resource Associates

  • Owego Pipeline Project, Owego, NY

Field Crew, Cultural Historical Resource Service

  • Brunnerville Bridge Expansion, Lancaster County, PA
  • Military Museum Project, State College, PA
  • Ackermanville Site, Easton PA
Field Crew, Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute     
  • Erie Land Lighthouse Site, Erie County, PA
  • Eastern Armstrong Secondary School Site Armstrong County, PA
  • DH - 14 Rockshelter, Minister Creek Drainage, Cherry Grove, PA
Field Crew, Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute
  • Tracy School Site,
  • Erie County, PA
Lab Experience
LaPorta and Associates, L.L.C., Geological Consultants   
  • Shohola Flatts, Pike County, PA
  • Lithic Analyst, West Fall Site, Pike County, PA
  • Lithic Analyst, Deer Park Site, Monroe County, PA
  • Lithic Analyst, Jointa Quarry Project, Glens Falls, NY
  • LIthic Analyst, Hopewell Junction Site, Dutchess County, NY
Cultural Heritage Resource Service Lab     
  • Lithic Analyst, Great Bend Site, Hallstead, PA
Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute Lithics Lab     
  • Lithic Analyst, Buckaloons Site, Warren County, PA
  • Lithic Analyst, Irvine Flats Site, Warren County, PA
  • Lithic Analyst, Orton Ossuary Site, Erie County, PA
Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute Processing Lab     
  • Artifact Processing and Sorting, Capital Project Site, Travis County, TX
  • Artifact Processing and Sorting, Orton Ossuary Site, Erie County, PA
  • Artifact Processing and Sorting, Buckaloons Site, Warren County, PA

Contributions to Publications (CRM Reports)



Phase 1A/IB Cultural Resource Investigation of the Chester Golf-Club Subdivision, Town of Chester,Orange County, New York.  Prepared for Sherman Associates, Ramsey, New Jersey.




2003 Geological Catchment for the Shohola Prehistoric Site, Pike County, Pennsylvania. Prepared for Cultural Heritage Resource Services, North Wales, Pennsylvania




2002 Geological Catchment and Lithic Analysis for the Deer Park Prehistoric Site, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Prepared for Pan Cultural, Pittston, Pennsylvania




Conrow, M., LaPorta, P., and Minchak, S., An analytical method for the analysis and interpretation of prehistoric quarry material [abs]: Society for American Archaeology Abstracts with Programs, v. 72, p. 112.




2006 Conrow, M., LaPorta, P.. and Minchak, S., The life history of prehistoric quarry instruments excavated from the Skene motion and workshop [abs.]: Society for American Archaeology Abstracts with Programs, v. 71, p. 109.




2005 Conrow, M., LaPorta, P., Bedrock hammerstone quarries in Cambrian-Ordovician quartzites along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain [abs.]: Society for American Archaeology Abstracts with Programs, v. 70, p. 78.




2004 LaPorta, P., Werner, A., and Conrow, M., Task subdivisions in prehistoric quarries in the northeastern Appalachians [abs.]: Society for American Archaeology Abstracts with Programs, v. 69, p.365.


2003-2005 OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER

Continuing Education

2005   Middle East Lithic Replication by Dodi Ben Ami, Qatzrin, Israel.

***Last Updated: Summer, 2009 by Margaret Brewer-LaPorta

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