Todd Ahlman

Todd Ahlman, Ph.D.
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Todd AhlmanDr. Todd M. Ahlman is the Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies. He is an anthropological archaeologist who has over 25 years of experience working on cultural resource management projects across the United States and Caribbean. His project experience includes managing and directing field and laboratory projects in Texas as well as the Northwestern, Plains, Midwestern and Southeastern United States. His experience includes historic and prehistoric archaeological survey, evaluation, and data recovery; laboratory analyses of prehistoric and historical artifacts; preparation of professional reports; and project supervision. Dr. Ahlman has held entry-level to senior management positions in the public and private sectors, and understands the processes of project management and implementation for compliance and research archaeological projects. As CAS Director he manages compliance-related projects for the City of San Marcos, local governments, and private developers. The involvement of students and recent graduates on these projects helps prepare them for successful careers in the public and private sectors.

Dr. Ahlman’s current research interests include the prehistoric archaeology of Spring Lake and the historical archaeology of the Caribbean. Dr. Ahlman is the principal investigator of the on-going archaeological research at Spring Lake, specifically the off-site data recovery project at 41HY160 that is funded by the City of San Marcos. In the Caribbean Dr. Ahlman has worked on St. Kitts for the past 20 years and is seeking funding to begin a project on the island of St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean.