Texarkana, Texas Office

Melissa Mueller is the project archaeologist for the central and southern regions of Texas. Melissa is a Registered Professional Archaeological who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and her Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Texas A&M University in 2015. She has been working professionally as an archaeologist since 2011, with extensive experience working for the National Park Service as well as cultural resource management companies. During her career, she has worked on prehistoric and historic archaeological projects in Alaska, Arizona, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Austin, Texas Office

Stone Point Services is a professional consulting firm offering a wide range of cultural resource management and GIS mapping services.   Stone Point Services was created with the intent to provide quality and reliable services.

Our co-founders, Todd McMakin and Katherine McMakin, have extensive experience in CRM and mapping services.  We have assembled a well qualified team of employees and consultants to handle many types of historic resources and cultural resources services.

Founded in 2012 as a single office located in Tyler, Texas, we have grown to include a team of archeologists and other cultural resources staff with satellite offices in Austin, Texas, Houston, Texas, Lubbock, Texas, Texarkana, Texas, and Springfield, Missouri. 


Danny Welch is the Archaeologist/Project Manager for portions of North Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. He received his M.A. in 2008 and his Ph.D. in 2014 from the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University. Danny has been involved in archaeological survey, monitoring, excavation and report writing since 2005. He has also worked in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, American Samoa, Guam, Tinian and Saipan for the United States Armed Forces, National Forest Service and private sector projects.

Lindsay Plunk Dyle is the Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator for projects in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist, originally from west Tennessee.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a minor in Archaeology from Rhodes College in Memphis in 2009 and her Master of Science degree in Archaeology from the University of Memphis in 2014.  She attended field schools at the Ames Plantation and Mounds in western Tennessee in the summer of 2007 and at Tel Dan, Israel in the summer of 2008.  Lindsay has been working professionally as an archaeologist since 2010 and has worked in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Montana. 

We are a small, woman-owned business certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) vendor in the State of Texas and registered as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Texas Department of Transportation.  Our Principal Investigator and co-owner, Todd McMakin, has over 30 years experience conducting field investigations in the southeastern US and Texas.

Todd McMakin is the Principal Investigator and Senior Archeologist in our Tyler, Texas office.  Our Tyler Texas office is the main hub of our operation and services the entire state of Texas, as well as Oklahoma, Arkansas, and the greater Southeast. Todd McMakin has been working in the field of archaeology for over 30 years.  Mr. McMakin has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Anthropology from the College of Charleston (1991) and  a Master of Arts Degree from the Univerisy of Southern Mississippi (1995). Mr. McMakin has worked for the State of Texas and various private CRM firms before starting Stone Point Services, LLC.


Tyler, Texas Office

Ms. Sally Victor is a historic preservation specialist and project manager. She has successfully nominated individual properties and districts to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and made numerous NRHP eligibility assessments. She has also reassessed previously designated historic resource sites and resources. She has participated in drafting and implementing Programmatic and Memorandum Agreements for projects involving adverse effects to cultural resource properties. Ms. Victor meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for historians and architectural historians. In addition, she is pre-certified with TxDOT for historical research and historic surveys and has worked with the Texas Historical Commission for over 30 years on historic resource survey, designation, and NRHP eligibility assessment. These skills are extremely valuable in assessing buildings, structures, districts, and objects for National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) designation.

Stephen S. Dyle in an Archaeological Field Technician and Laboratory Technician, originally from southwest Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Spanish from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas in 2009. He is currently working toward finishing his Master of Science degree in Applied Anthropology from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He attended field schools in Belize in the summer of 2006 and in Spain in the summer of 2007. Stephen has been working professionally as an archaeologist since 2010 and has worked in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Architectural Historian

Springfield, Missouri Office

Lubbock, Texas Office

Patricia Christmas is an archaeologist from Channelview, TX.  She earned her BA in History at Lamar University-Beaumont in 2000, and her MA in Anthropology with a focus in archaeology and iconography (symbol systems) at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, in 2011.  She has been a professional archaeologist since 2010, with experience in lab management and artifact curation.  Her research interests include 19th and 20th Century historic archaeology and the iconography of any place or age, but especially that of Mesoamerica and the American southeast.

Emma Richburg is a field archeologist for Stone Point Services, originally from Houston, Texas.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Anthropology from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 2014 and her Master of Science degree in Anthropology from the Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 2018.  She attended field schools at the Maya Research Program in Orange Walk, Belize in the summer of 2014 and at Cross Bar Ranch outside of Amarillo, Texas in the summer of 2016.  Emma has been working professionally as an archaeologist since August 2018 and has worked in Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. 

Houston, Texas Office

Archeology, Historic Resources, GIS Mapping

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