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4212 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana,70117
Earth Search, Inc. (ESI) is a cultural resource management firm, the principals and associates of which are archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and architectural historians committed to preservation of the information contained in the prehistoric and ... more.
DR. JILL-KAREN YAKUBIK, RPA
DR. JILL-KAREN YAKUBIK, RPA
DR. JILL-KAREN YAKUBIK, RPA
President and Owner E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Jill-Karen Yakubik, President and sole owner of Earth Search Inc. (ESI) has over 27 years of experience in cultural resources consulting and is a Registered Professional Archeologist (RPA).
She has completed both the Section 106 Review class given by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Transportation Decision Making 18 Hr. Training Course given by the National Highway Institute. She exceeds the standards of the professional guidelines established by the Secretary of Interior (SOI) (48 Fed. Reg. 44.716 [September 29, 1983]). Dr. Yakubik is author or co-author of over 200 technical reports. In 1990, Dr. Yakubik completed her doctorate in Anthropology at Tulane University. Her dissertation, Ceramic Use in Late-Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Louisiana , included the analysis of over 20,000 sherds from 12 rural and urban sites from six parishes. As part of this research, Dr. Yakubik developed a detailed typology for tin-enameled and coarse earthenwares found in southeastern Louisiana. Dr. Yakubik has had field experience at prehistoric and historic sites in New Jersey, Louisiana, Florida, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Honduras. She has served as Principal Investigator and Project Manager on intensive survey, site testing, and data recovery operations. Dr. Yakubik has analyzed more than 120 collections of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century ceramics and other historic materials from Louisiana, Florida, Arkansas, and New Jersey. In addition to her expertise with historic domestic, agricultural, and industrial material, Dr. Yakubik has undertaken specialized analyses on funerary remains. Dr. Yakubik has served as Principal Investigator under Contracts DACW29-92-D-0012, DACW29-94-D-0020, DACW29-97-D-0016, and DACW29-02-D-0005 to the New Orleans District, Corps of Engineers (NODCOE) as well as Contract W912EE-04-D-0003, a five-year cultural resources services contract with the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. She serves as Principal Investigator for Contract W912P8-07-D-0043 to NODCOE. As PI, she has supervised more than 80 delivery orders ranging from Reconnaissance and Phase I Surveys of proposed borrow pits to NRHP Testing and multiple Data Recoveries. Since 2005, Dr. Yakubik has supervised multiple large-scale archaeological projects and historic preservation projects during FEMA's Louisiana Recovery efforts following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She facilitated the cooperation between NODCOE and FEMA in utilizing the W912EE-04-D-0003 and current contract for interagency projects with limited timelines. These included architectural survey for FEMA to identify potential NRHP historic districts and individual properties; "red tag" survey of damaged structures; resurvey of multiple districts; archaeological survey and monitoring for numerous housing sites, demolitions, and debris removal; and Data Recovery at Kingsley House (16OR221). This last project epitomizes Dr. Yakubik's commitment to the balance of client needs and historic resource preservation. For the Kingsley project, FEMA personnel contacted Dr. Yakubik at 8:00 PM requesting a large crew at 6:00 AM the following morning to document impacts to subsurface features at the site. Dr. Yakubik and ESI responded accordingly and later undertook expedited data recovery excavations. She has served as PI for more than 40 projects for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) and Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). These include Phase I surveys for projects such as the Bush to I-12 Corridor Study, I-49 South, and the expansion of SR601; NRHP testing at 22HA613 on Beach Blvd.; and Data Recovery at South Tall Timbers (16RA660) and the Troyville Mounds (16CT7). Dr. Yakubik is serving as PI for several highway feasibility studies. Dr. Yakubik recently served as PI for the cultural resources investigations at Jackson Barracks for the Louisiana Army National Guard. This included Phase I survey, NRHP testing, HABS documentation of numerous resources, and data recovery at the Barracks. For the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), she serves as PI for the Phase I survey of four historic housing complexes (C.J. Peete, B.W. Cooper, Lafitte, and St. Bernard), NRHP testing at three of these (Peete, Cooper, and Lafitte), and Data Recovery at two (Peete and Lafitte). She also served as PI for the data recovery at the St. Thomas housing complex as well as the World War II Museum. Dr. Yakubik is currently serving as the Principal Investigator cultural resources investigations for the rebuilding of the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, formerly known as the University Medical Center. Work on this large-scale, complex project has been performed under contraction to the Louisiana State Department of Facility Planning and Control. To date, the work has included developing a detailed history and a predictive model for the location of archaeological remains, conducting Phase I and Phase II archaeological investigations, and archaeological monitoring. All of this work has required careful coordination with demolition and construction crews in order to avoid project delays. In addition, the project has entailed recordation of structures in the Mid-City Historic District, documentation of the McDonogh 11 School, documentation of the Deutsches Haus, and documentation and completion of the National Register nomination for Charity Hospital. Thus far, nine Management Summaries of the Phase I and II testing of nine city squares have been produced. For the Regional Transit Authority (RTA), Dr. Yakubik served as PI for the Phase I survey for terminal locations for the Canal Streetcar replacement. For the Canal Streetcar Line, she was PI for the survey of the Marconi Drive and Beauregard Circle spur terminal sites, the Lafitte SIS facility, and that portion of the line between N. Anthony and City Park Ave. Yakubik was also PI for the cultural resources inventory of the New Orleans Passenger terminal and an NRHP evaluation of the Bus Heavy Overhaul Facility, A. Philip Randolph Operating Station. ESI did the historic and documentary research to develop probability models for the locations of archaeological remains for the Desire Streetcar Corridor Major Investment Study (MIS), and performed archaeological testing for the Desire Corridor EIS. Dr. Yakubik is also PI for the Phase I and Phase II investigations at the proposed site of the Canal Boulevard Terminal and drafted the MOA for the project. Currently, she is PI for the cultural resources assessment Rampart/St. Claude Streetcar Project. President and Owner E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DR. JILL-KAREN YAKUBIK Phone: (504) 947-0737
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: JILL-KAREN YAKUBIK, Ph
Jill-Karen Yakubik, Ph.D., RPA
Principal Investigator Dr. Jill-Karen Yakubik, President and sole owner of ESI, is a Registered Professional Archeologist. She has had field experience at prehistoric and historic period sites in From December 1981 through August 1986, Dr. Yakubik worked full time in cultural resource management, serving as Vice-President of Research for R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, Inc. Her responsibilities included project management, analysis of historic materials, archival and historical research including oral history, and supervision of research assistants and laboratory personnel. During the same period, she served as co-author on thirty cultural resource technical reports. In 1990, Dr. Yakubik completed her doctorate in Anthropology at , Dr. Yakubik demonstrated that British-manufactured ceramics did not come into widespread use in the area until after 1780. By examining commercial patterns both during and subsequent to the American Revolution, she established that British ceramics were introduced to New Orleans by French and American merchants through the Caribbean and by direct trade by French merchants with England . As part of this research, Dr. Yakubik developed a detailed typology for tin-enameled and coarse earthenwares found in southeastern Louisiana In the course of her experience as a historic materials analyst for cultural resource management reports, Dr. Yakubik has analyzed more than 120 collections of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century ceramics and other historic materials from Louisiana, Florida, Arkansas, and New Jersey. In addition to her expertise with historic domestic, agricultural, and industrial material, Dr. Yakubik has undertaken specialized analyses on funerary remains. During archeological investigations of the Bonnet Carré Spillway, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana , she had the opportunity to examine numerous nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century coffins from two cemeteries. She also proposed a methodology for the dating of burials in unmarked graves based on coffin shape, associated hardware, and construction materials. Dr. Yakubik served as Principal Investigator under DACW29-97-D-0016, DACW29-94-D-0020 and DACW29-92-D-0012 to the New Orleans District, Corps of Engineers, and is currently Principal Investigator on DACW29-02-D-0005 for that agency. As such, she has supervised 54 delivery orders, which have included cultural resources inventory of public access lands in the Atchafalaya Basin; historical research and archeological reconnaissance for the Mandeville seawall replacement; cultural resources survey of three EABPL off-site borrow areas; cultural resources investigations for Items M-225.5 to 207-R and M-178.0 to 173.2-R; 15 HTRW studies; pre-construction topographic survey of the Shell Beach Bayou Archeological Complex (16SB39, 16SB40, and 16SB140); pre- and post-construction soil testing of samples from the Shell Beach Bayou Archeological Complex; data recovery at the Bayou des Familles site (16JE218), data recovery at the Camino site (16JE223); post-construction topographic survey of the Shell Beach Bayou Archeological Complex; cultural resources survey of Grand Terre Island; intensive survey of the Bayou L'Ours Watershed; national register evaluation of the New Orleans drainage system; design and preparation of an interpretive display of artifacts recovered from the Bayou des Familles and Camino sites; significance assessment of Darrow; cultural resources report for Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet New Lock and Connecting Channel; peer review of National Register Evaluation of the Keystone Lock and Dam ;documentation of the remains of a historic boat; intensive survey of the Brady Canal Hydrologic Restoration Project; intensive survey along Bayou Sale and NRHP test excavations at 16SMY66; NRHP evaluation of the Virgin Island; land use history for the Morgan City and Berwick flood-proofing measures for riverfront businesses project; cultural resources investigation of the Morgan City/Berwick Flood proofing measures for riverfront businesses project; cultural resources survey of a borrow area for the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee Item W-123; land-use history for the Lower Atchafalaya Basin reevaluation study; cultural resources survey of the MRGO dredges material Bayou La Loutre disposal areas; National Register Evaluation of the Florida Avenue Bridge; preparation of camera-ready copy of the popular history of the Bayou Chene community; historical research and archeological survey of the historic portion of Southern University; archeological data recovery, North Bend Plantation; analysis and technical report of remote sensing data for the USS Kinsman; land use history for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Control Project; National Register testing of a railroad embankment for the Hollygrove drainage improvement feature; National Register testing of three historic properties and Phase I investigations at Double Eagle; cultural resource survey for the west bank vicinity of New Orleans hurricane protection project; historical background research and analysis of human remains recovered from Bayou Plaquemine; land-use history for Atchafalaya Basin real estate fee and easement acquisitions; archeological data recovery, Old Hickory Plantation; development of historic conservation plans for the Bywater and Holy Cross National Historic Districts; land-use history of the Harahan Pump Canal Project; cultural resource investigations on Grand Terre Island; land use history for Barataria Coast 2050 HTRW assessment; historical research on North Rampart Street, Sister Street, and Jourdan Avenue; cultural resource survey and land-use history for Lake Pontchartrain West Shore Hurricane Protection Project; and cultural resources evaluation, sites 16LF19, 16LF100, & 16LF261. In addition to her role as Principal Investigator, Dr. Yakubik also served as Project Manager for cultural resources investigations for Items M-225.5 to 207-R and M-178.0 to 173.2-R, for land use history for West Bank hurricane protection, and for data recovery at the Camino site. Dr. Yakubik also served as Principal Investigator for cultural resources survey of the Westwego to Harvey Canal Hurricane Protection Project, Lake Cataouatche Area (Contract DACW29-97-M-0295) and the National Register Evaluation of the Bayou Jean Louis Cemetery (16SM89) (Contract DACW29-97-M-0234). Dr. Yakubik has served as Principal Investigator on a number of cultural resources investigations for transportation corridors. These have included the Desire Corridor Major Investment Study; the Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit System, Capitol Extension; the MagLev Demonstration Project; U.S. I-49 South, Route US 90, Lafayette, Iberia, and St. Mary parishes ; the Desire Corridor EIS; improvements to US Highway 84 between LA 28 and LA 65, LA 8 from LA 126 to Harrisonburg, and U.S. Highway 190, Slidell, improvements. These projects have included architectural evaluations and either archeological survey and testing or the identification of high probability areas for the location of archeological remains using archeological, geomorphological, and historical data. The first three of these projects also required the evaluation of multiple alternative rights-of-way with respect to their effect on cultural resources, as well as recommendation of mitigation measures. Dr. Yakubik is currently serving as PI on three additional large corridor studies: the CSX relocation through southern Mississippi; State Route 16, Philedelphia Bypass, Neshoba County; and U.S. I-49 South, Route US 90, Jefferson, St. Charles, and Lafourche parishes Dr. Yakubik also served as Principal Investigator for archeological data recovery at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation. Although the property had been previously evaluated as being eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, a systematic archeological survey had never been made at the estate. Thus, the approximately 100-acre parcel was shovel tested at gridded intervals. Subsequently, Dr. Yakubik wrote a research design for data recovery, which included both the quarters and industrial complexes of the plantation. This effort included extensive mechanical excavation at the sugarhouse, excavation of 178 1 x 1 m units at two selected cabin sites, and archeological monitoring of the clearing of approximately 25 acres that included the vast majority of the quarters and the entire industrial complex. Fieldwork took place from August 1992 until March 1993, and included crews of up to 18 individuals. While it was not possible for Dr. Yakubik to be present full-time through such a protracted project, she was in daily communication with all three Project Managers, and at minimum, spent one day per week at the site. She and or the late Dr. Herschel Franks were also present throughout mechanical excavations and subsequent documentation at the sugar house. Dr. Yakubik was also responsible for the artifact analyses for these investigations. Dr. Yakubik has also served as Principal Investigator for smaller-scale excavations at five other plantation sites. At Orange Grove Plantation, this has entailed ensuring that excavations proceeded smoothly and that the highest documentation standards were maintained on this large, complex, multi-component site while as many as 400 school children per day attended public excavations. Dr. Yakubik was also Principal Investigator for intensive survey at the The Audubon Institute accepted Dr.