Joel Paulson, M.A., PLS, GISP, is a professional surveyor with over 35 years of experience, as well as an archaeologist, Egyptologist, and GIS Professional. His archaeological work includes expeditions at a number of sites throughout Egypt, as well as projects in California and the Bassar region of West Africa. He received an M.A. degree in Near Eastern Studies, with a specialty in Egyptology, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983 and became a California PLS in 1991. He currently works at NV5 in San Diego and can be contacted through them at joel.paulson@NV5.com.