Michael Striker’s broad anthropological background includes historical and prehistoric North American archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, and faunal remains analysis. He has extensive experience with Section 106 and Section 110 compliance projects in the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest and has supervised field work, laboratory analysis, and technical report writing for Phase I, II, and III projects. Mike joined Gray & Pape in 2005 as a senior principal investigator and now serves as senior manager for archaeology.
During his 20-year career, Mike has worked for a wide variety of federal and state agencies, including the United States Army Corps of Engineers; United States Forest Service; Bureau of Land Management; Federal Communications Commission; United States Air Force and Army; Housing and Urban Development; Federal Aviation Administration; Federal Transit Authority; and multiple state departments of transportation including Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Through his work with various utilities and energy firms, he has extensive experience in conducting cultural resources work under the authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Committed to professional development, Mike is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and was recently named an expert member of the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Society for American Archaeology, the World Archaeological Congress, and the Society for Historical Archaeology. Mike contributed to the design of Gray & Pape’s database for historical artifact analysis. In 2007, the theoretical and methodological background for the database was published in volume 22 of Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology under the title, “Toward a Descriptive and Functional Classification of Historical Artifacts for Use in Cultural Resource Management Settings.”