Melissa Lehman, B.S., B.A.

Assistant Archaeologist


Melissa Lehman, B.S., B.A., is an Assistant Archaeologist at AAR.  She has spent the past eleven years as a practicing archaeologist, including the past eight years at AAR.  At AAR she has led numerous pedestrian and shovel test surveys, including BPA surveys.  Before joining AAR, she was employed by the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University.  She held a supervisory position and led various areal and linear archaeological surveys.  She has extensive experience in all phases of archaeological research and fieldwork including background documentary and cartographic research, and archaeological survey and excavation techniques.  She also is a talented lithic illustrator.  Ms. Lehman completed her B.S. degree in Geology at Portland State University in 2014.


Always outdoors as a child, Melissa had a hard time sitting still.  She was raised in small town Texas with plenty of outdoor space for play.  There was always a tree to be climbed and an adventure to be had.  While attending Texas State University, she took a class in cultural anthropology, she was hooked,  and shortly thereafter, changed her major to Anthropology.  Archaeology was the natural choice for her as it provided a unique break in routine and the opportunity to always learn something new.


B.S., Geology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 2014

B.A., Anthropology, Texas State University, San Marcos, 2001


Melissa likes to spend her free time rock climbing and doing a bit of fair weather hiking.