COVID-19 Business Continuity Statement

Our core values drive two essential commitments that have heightened relevance today: We commit to assuring the health and safety of our employees, their families, our business partners, and the community. We commit to delivering a high level of service to our clients and partners in support of their projects and program goals.

Maintaining our commitments during these challenging times requires special consideration and action. In response to recommendations from public health officials, we have taken, or are taking, the following steps:

•      Transitioned to a “work from home” protocol;
•      Implemented a comprehensive plan to continue project fieldwork while assuring the health and safety of our employees and the community;
•      Implemented heightened personal hygiene and workplace sanitization;
•      Canceled or postponed in-person meetings and moved them to virtual environment;
•      Canceled nonessential domestic air travel and postponed all international air travel; and
•      Providing employees with regular updates to make sure each employee has the latest information on the COVID-19 virus.

Our project teams have been working and providing services across the country for a long time. Working remotely is in our DNA, this is not new territory for us. Our operational framework has been designed to maintain location flexibility; the way we work on projects will not change. Our core functions remain in place to support your project needs as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Gray & Pape is unwavering in our focus and dedication to our core values of health, safety, and service during these trying times. We hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe.

W. Kevin Pape
Gray & Pape Heritage Management

Gray & Pape is seeking a new Practice Leader for our Marine Services Division!

We are currently searching for a new Practice Leader for our Marine Services Division based in our Providence, Rhode Island, office. The following link has all the details. Spread the word to all your favorite Maritime Archaeologists!


Gray & Pape is presenting at the 2019 SAAs!

Gray & Pape has a team in Albuquerque this week presenting at the Society for American Archaeology meetings! Hope you can stop by and catch their sessions:

  • Nathan SchollTuners Falls Gorge Geoarchaeological Investigations: Modeling Landscape and Archaeological Developments within the Connecticut River Valley. Session Title: Archaeological Science Outside the Ivory Tower: Perspective from Cultural Resource Management, Thursday, 2:45 PM.
  • Kimberly Smith – The Western Gateway: Identification and Recommendation of the Hoosac Tunnel National Register Historic District. Session title: Symposium Changes in the Land: Archaeological Data from the Northeast, Friday, 3:30 PM (Session sponsored by Gray & Pape Heritage Management; Power Engineers).
  • W. Kevin PapeElectrical Generation and Cultural Heritage Stewardship on the Banks of the Ohio River: a Section 106 Success Story! Session Title: The National Historic Preservation Act Works! Examples of Section 106 Successes, Saturday, 8:00 AM.
  • Ashley HuntleyAssessing Our Impact: An Examination of the Role of Historic Preservation in the Gentrification of Urban Centers in the Midwestern United States. Session Title: New Tools and Strategies for Advancing Heritage Management, Sunday, 9:30 AM.


Can I Be Frank?

Thank you, Frank, for your vision and leadership. Gray & Pape is a proud sponsor of the “Can I Be Frank?” initiative to promote indigenous cultural resources protection.

The following link has more information on this important initiative.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians leader Frank Ettawageshik honored; cultural preservation legacy fund established


Gray & Pape, a national cultural heritage firm, is seeking a full-time Principal Investigator specializing in Archaeology in our Houston, TX office. The successful candidate will work as part of a project team comprised of diverse and dynamic cultural heritage professionals to support our federal and commercial clients. The successful candidate will be confident, outgoing and will have strong competence in community engagement and consultation, will assist in the preparation of proposals and marketing and must be able to interact successfully with clients.  This is a senior role at Gray & Pape and the incumbent will have the opportunity to develop, train and mentor junior staff. Occasional travel may be required. Occasional to frequent travel depending on job duties may be required.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum MA/MS degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or related field and must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Qualifications Standards for Archaeology. The candidate must have a minimum of two years of previous experience as a Principal Investigator or other experience directly related to the responsibilities of a Principal Investigator in cultural resource or heritage management projects. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of five years’ experience. Additional requirements: knowledge of the archaeology of Texas or Southeast US; knowledge of preservation laws and processes; familiarity with NHPA/NEPA compliance; previous experience conducting Section 106 report documentation and survey work; ability to evaluate resources for National Register eligibility and prepare treatment plans to mitigate adverse effects; ability to implement effective research designs within constraints of project schedules and budgets; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and experience leading and supervising others..


Gray & Pape offers a competitive pay and benefits package, including paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health and disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.  A complete job description is available upon request. If you are ready to join our team, please submit a resume, short sample of original writing and three professional references to Charity Touchette, HR Manager, Position will be open until filled.


Gray & Pape is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Parsons Selected to Lead I-69 Ohio River Crossing Review

Gray & Pape, Inc., is pleased to be part of the professional services team led by Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. to complete the preliminary design and the environmental review for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project. The selection of the Parsons team was recently announced by the Indiana Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet I-69 Ohio River Crossing Review. For more than 10 years, Gray & Pape has served as the lead archaeological consultant for the 141–mile I-69 project from Evansville to Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm reviewed the cultural resource work completed by other consultants, conducted multiple Phase I archaeological surveys totaling several thousand acres, completed Phase II investigations for several archaeological sites in Sections 1 through 5, and the Phase III mitigation of one site in Section 4. Gray & Pape also provided supporting work for the assembly of complex coordination documents, including several MOAs, the DEIS, and the FEIS for each section. The company is currently engaged in completing the Phase 1a archaeological surveys for the last segment in Section 6. Gray & Pape looks forward to working on the Parsons team in completing Ohio River Crossing project and I-69 in Indiana.

Two Projects Approved for Nomination to National Register of Historic Places

The Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board approved 12 proposed Ohio nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Among these were the Joseph and Cecilia Bappert House in Cincinnati and Engine House No. 6 in Columbus.

Bappert House muralThe Joseph and Cecilia Bappert House is an outstanding local example of a single-family Tudor Revival residence built as part of an early-20th century subdivision for a prominent Cincinnati businessman. It’s also significant for featuring original artwork by well-known Cincinnati artist, Mathias Noheimer. Built in around 1936, the two-story Tudor-Revival residence exhibits numerous Tudor Revival architectural details, including an asymmetrical design, original leaded-glass casement windows throughout the house, half timbering on the façade, a central tower marking the front entrance. Additionally, the house retains the original and well-preserved, hand-painted wall murals by artist Mathias Noheimer. The Flemish and Germanic Renaissance artistry of the murals correlate to the strong German heritage of Cincinnati. The Bappert House retains a high degree of integrity with its setting little changed and with few alterations on both the exterior and interior.


Engine HouseBuilt in 1892, Engine House No. 6 is a two story, Romanesque Revival style building constructed of brick and limestone, located on the northeast corner of W. Broad St. and North Mill St. in the East Franklinton neighborhood in Columbus. It’s significant for its association with the history of firefighting provided by the City of Columbus. Completed in 1892, Engine House No. 6 is a two story, Romanesque Revival style building constructed of brick and limestone designed by architect John Flynn and built by contractor, D. Spencer & Sons. Engine House No. 6 is one of the few remaining Columbus engine houses built during the late nineteenth century, a period of considerable growth for Columbus resulting in changes in the way the city dealt with fighting fires. As the city extended its water mains further outward during this period of growth, water pressure declined, as the pumps at the municipal water supply were insufficient to maintain pressure for such great distances. In order to effectively fight fires in any part of the city, steam powered pumping engines, which could significantly increase pressure from the city’s fire hydrants were put into use by the fire department. Engine House No. 6 was one of about 12 engine houses that was either newly built, as is the case with Engine House No 6, or rebuilt to accommodate the larger equipment during the early-to-mid 1890s.

To learn more, visit…/june…/ohspab-meeting-june-2016

World Heritage Ohio Meets in Columbus

Kevin Pape, fellow members of Ohio’s World Heritage Steering Committee and key stakeholders convened at the Ohio History Center for a strategic planning session to advance the nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks. The planning session was facilitated by Marion Werkheiser, Cultural Heritage Partners.

Gray & Pape Wins 2016 Boone County Preservation Project Award

Metal detector reconnaissance
Metal detector reconnaissance
Ground Penetrating Radar
Ground Penetrating Radar
Craig-Ewalt Cemetery
Craig-Ewalt Cemetery
Craig-Ewalt House
Craig-Ewalt House

In recognition of the firm’s April 2014 archaeological work at the Craig-Ewalt site, the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board selected Gray & Pape to receive the Preservation Project award.

In cooperation with the Boone County Public Library, the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board, and the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, Gray & Pape conducted an archaeological and architectural assessment of the Craig-Ewalt farmstead and cemetery in the East Bend area of Boone County, KY. This research was conducted as a “rescue archaeology” effort to document the site prior to removal of the log house and subsequent grading and contouring of the landscape. The principal focus of this effort was to document the log house prior to disassembly; identify any intact subsurface archaeological deposits; and delineate the boundaries of the Craig Cemetery. The log Craig-Ewalt House was disassembled in late April 2015, and moved to the farm of Butch and Mary Ann Wainscott in Petersburg, KY

Archaeological, archival, and architectural analyses indicate that the Craig-Ewalt House was originally constructed approximately one-half mile to the south of its location beside Beaver Road during the mid-1840s, by William Ewalt. By 1879, the house was occupied by Charles Craig, and appears to have been disassembled and moved to its location on the south side of Beaver Road shortly after publication of D. J. Lake’s (1883) Boone County Atlas. Additionally, the Craig Cemetery is located to the east of the house and a Ground-Penetrating-Radar survey identified at least nine potential interments. This family cemetery appears to have been established in 1852, with the death of Capt. John Hawkins Craig, a veteran of the Revolutionary War. However, earlier graves may be present. Additional known burials include Franklin Craig and John P. Craig; both of whom are sons of Capt. John Hawkins Craig and Sallie Snelling Craig. Historical research indicates that Sallie Snelling Craig is also buried in this cemetery.

The award will be presented at the 2016 Boone County Historic Preservation Awards Reception held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Main Branch of the Boone County Public Library on Burlington Pike.


Gray & Pape staff who assisted with this project: Brian Mabelitini, Morgan Wampler, Donald Handshoe, Carly Meyer, Sarah Holland, Mike Striker.

Additional acknowledgements: Gray & Pape would like to thank Bridget Striker at the Boone County Public Library, Matt Becher at the Boone County Planning Commission, and Don Clare at the Rabbit Hash Historical Society for their interest and assistance with this research. We are very grateful to Mr. George Budig for allowing us to conduct this research on his property, and to Mr. Dickey Boh and Mr. Terry Sawyer for sharing their knowledge of the area. We also extend our gratitude to Scott Clark, Kaitlin Barber, and Hillary Delaney for their invaluable assistance. Special thanks to Dr. George Crothers and the University of Kentucky for use of the Ground-Penetrating-Radar (GPR) device.

Gray & Pape is Hiring

Wide-open spaces, a new challenge every day, continued investment in you and your career. Sound good? Look into joining our team. At Gray & Pape you will receive on-going investment in your professional development through continuing education, conference attendance opportunities, and the ability to pursue research based on project work. Not mention a competitive salary and benefits.

We are  looking to fill the following positions. Interested parties should submit vitae, including 3 professional references, via email to Mirna Colon, HR Manager, at or fax to her attention at 513.287.7703.  Gray & Pape is an equal opportunity employer:

  • Principal Investigator,Archaeology for projects in the Northern Plains; responsible for the management of archaeology to the satisfaction of client requirements and in recognition of professional and company standards. A complete job description is available upon request. Minimum qualifications: MA in Anthropology or related field and CRM project management experience. Experience with broad range of cultural resource projects strongly preferred. Must have extensive project experience in The Northern Plains and experience working with SHPO in ND and SD preferred.  Demonstrated excellence with written and verbal communication skills, and ability to effectively supervise people is important.
  • Experienced Field Director for our Providence, RI office to manage Phase I and II field projects. This position is for the 2016 field season, the estimated length of employment is April 1-October 31, 2016.  This is a temporary salaried position with the potential to become a regular full-time position.  To be considered for this position you must have a minimum of a BA/BS (MA/MS preferred) in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related field and 2 years CRM field supervisory experience. Experience in New England is a necessity.