P.O. Box 339
2002 Roanoke Lane
Newton, KS  67117-0339

Hughes Archeology was established in 1981 by David T. Hughes and Alicia Hughes-Jones to provide archeological consulting services to federal and state agencies, private corporations, and others who needed advice and information to comply with the burgeoning Cultural Resources Management regulations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws and regulations.

In the ensuing 25 years we have maintained a recognized high quality and timely service to our clients. Our client base has expanded to include corporations working in alternative energy fields such as wind energy and ethanol production as well as traditional operations such as pipeline construction, well site environmental reviews, and other construction or land modification projects.

After a quarter century, we are changing.  David T. Hughes, Consulting Archeologist is now HUGHES ARCHEOLOGY, INC.  We made the change so that we can be more responsive to the needs of our clients by offering more prompt and reliable service with a larger pool of employees.

We have conducted investigations ranging from large excavations of Southern Plains Village sites to one and two acre archeological pedestrian surveys for cell phone towers. In recent years we have restricted our investigations to literature searches, surface archeological surveys, and small-scale test excavations for National Register evaluation.

David T. Hughes has a Ph.D. in Anthropology with archeological specialty from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to that he earned the M.A. in Anthropology with an emphasis on geoarcheology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Hughes's baccalaureate is in Geology from West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University). He has been doing archaeology across the south-central United States since 1968.

Alicia Hughes-Jones was a valuable member of the firm and the family for 35 years.  She passed away on August 17, 2012.  We will all miss her.


One of the many projectile points from the Stauffer-Calkins collection from Kansas.

We maintain a modest home office that contains our professional library of about 2,500 volumes on Southern Plains ethnology and archeology as well as desktop and laptop computers, digitizing equipment, two Canon digital SLR cameras, a variety of film cameras in 35mm, 6X4.5cm, and 4X5 inch (Toyo 45D view camera). Our field equipment includes two 4X4 vehicles, GMRS two-way radios, various GPS receivers and mapping equipment, and the usual shovels, trowels, pin-flags, flagging tape and other impedimenta that often accompanies a survey archeologist out for a day of work.

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