Fred L. McGhee & Associates (FLMA)

Based in Austin, Texas, FLMA provides goal and process oriented applied anthropological solutions, consultative and educational services including:
  • Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) & National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Compliance
  • Speaking & Lecture Engagements
  • Interpretive Planning
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) & Minority Group Consultations
  • Community Development, Housing & Historic Preservation
  • Qualitative Research & Applied Anthropology
  • Policy Analysis

Anthropological, Archeological and Cultural Expertise

An archaeologist, deep sea diver, and historical anthropologist, Dr. Fred McGhee is one of the leading independent African Diaspora scholars and educators in the United States. The firm's principals have been trained in Germany, Boston, Austin, and Hawai'i, and possess over twenty years of federal and state government service, as well as extensive experience in the military, academia, and the private sector. Also an urban anthropologist, Dr. McGhee is an authority on the history of African Americans in public housing and on community development issues.

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FLMA, an 8(a) & HUBZone certified Small Disadvantaged Business, is the only African American, and disabled veteran owned and operated archaeology consulting firm in the United States.

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Business Philosophy

FLMA prides itself in going well beyond culturally sensitive heritage management. The company's founding mission statement of "beyond legal sufficiency" conveys the firm's principled commitment to furnish ethical as well as lawful consulting services that seek to bring to bear the latest theoretical and practical advances in applied anthropology. Accordingly, the firm's experience and client base is diverse and includes not only military and municipal clients, but tribal and other minority clients as well. Our approach to regulatory compliance is not just based in subject matter expertise, but also embraces a company philosophy of collaboration and negotiation based on mutual respect and the furtherance of trust.

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