Christopher L. Harper

Christopher L. Harper is the Cultural Heritage Manager and Tribal Archaeologist for the AhaMakav Cultural Society of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. He holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology (emphasis in Archaeology), is a Registered Professional Archaeologist, and has over 32 years of experience in cultural resource management in both the public and private sectors. Over this time, he has directed all aspects of archaeological projects, ranging from archaeological survey to full data recovery efforts, as well as served as an adjunct professor. He also conducts NEPA and NHPA reviews and Section 106 consultations related to undertakings within a three-state area corresponding to the ancestral Mojave territory of the Fort Mojave people. Mr. Harper also is professional affiliated with the Register of Professional Archaeologists, Society for American Archaeology, Society for Historical Archaeology, Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, and as an enrolled tribal member with the Chickasaw Nation is also a member of the Chickasaw Historical Society. Mr. Harper has presented professional papers and discussions at numerous SAA annual meetings, several Great Basin Conferences and other regional Conferences; and previously at the 2018 HPC related to tribal perspectives.