Dr. Thomas E Gruber Ph.D., RPA

CFO & Principal Investigator

 

E-mail: tgruber@opnrng.com

Tel: 405-435-6363

Skills

Archaeology

Cermaic Analysis

Site Mitigation

GIS Development

NHPA Compliance

Professional Experience 

Chief Financial Officer - Owner & Principal  Investigator

2010 - Present

 

Thomas has developed research methods and conducted detailed feasibility studies, Section 106 related archaeological investigations, and permitted ARPA and NWP12 cultural resource studies, consulting closely with private companies, governmental agencies and public organizations Thomas has extensive experience conducting all phases of archaeological research. Thomas specializes in ceramic analysis and the application of modeling using Geographic Information Systems.

 
Education

May 2015 Ph. D. - Anthropology (Archaeology Focus), University of Oklahoma

May 2007 M.A. -  Anthropology (Archaeology Focus), University of Oklahoma. 

May 2002 B.A., - Classical Studies, University of Oklahoma 

 
Investigations

Gilman Patricia A., Darrell Creel, and Thomas E. Gruber

(In Press) Maintaining Social Cohesion in the Face of Social Diversity - Mimbres Classic Period Architecture, Ceramics, and Religion, In Legacies of the Mimbres Foundation: Shaping the Future of Mimbres Region Archaeology. edited by Patricia Gilman and Roger Anyon, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

 

Gruber, Thomas E

2015 Social Boundaries between Ceramic Design Production Groups at Classic Mimbres Sites, Southwestern New Mexico, A.D. 1000-1130. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, Norman.

 

Gruber, Thomas E., Janna L. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya D. Beach, Thomas J.Thompson

2015 Class III Archaeological Survey Report Associated with the: Magellan Midstream  Partners, L.P. - Saddlehorn Pipeline Project Weld, Morgan, Adams, Washington and Kit Carson Counties, Colorado

 

Gruber, Thomas E., Janna L. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya  D. Beach, Thomas J. Thompson

2015 Class III Archaeological Survey Report-Magellan Midstream Partners Saddlehorn Pipeline Project Adams County, Colorado

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya  D. Beach, Thomas J.Thompson

2015 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. Proposed Newfield Exploration Newfield  Exploration Mid-Continent, Inc. Archaeological Survey Mid-Continent, Inc. Pipeline Lambrecht – Jacquez Report, Grady County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Thomas E., Janna L. Gruber

2015 Phase I Archaeological Survey Report-Proposed Phillips66 Wyandotte Reroute

Pipeline Project on Lands Administered by: Bureau of Indian Affairs Eastern Oklahoma Region, Miami Agency.

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya  D. Beach, Thomas J. Thompson

2015 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. Proposed Newfield Exploration Newfield  Exploration Mid-Continent, Inc. Archaeological Survey Mid-Continent, Inc.     Pipeline Terry Waterline Reroute Report. Grady County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya  D. Beach, Thomas J.

Thompson, Parker Melendez

2015 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. Proposed Newfield Exploration Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent, Inc. Archaeological Survey Mid-Continent, Inc.

Pipeline Mashburn Williams Report. Grady County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya  D. Beach, Thomas J.

Thompson, Parker Melendez

2014 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. Proposed Blackshare Environmental Solutions,  Velocity Pipeline Lowrance to Lang Pipeline Project       Stephens, Garvin and Grady Counties, Oklahoma.  

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya  D. Beach, Thomas J.

Thompson, Parker Melendez

2014 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. Proposed Cimarex Energy Company Proposed Shepard (#1-3H) Well Site Project, Canadian County, Oklahoma.

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya  D. Beach, Thomas J. Thompson, Parker Melendez

2014 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. BEACON Environmental Assistance Corporation. Proposed Phase I Archaeological Survey Newfield Pipeline Project III, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman, Sonya  D. Beach, Parker Melendez 

2014 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. Chesapeake Proposed Phase I Archaeological    Survey Anderson 21-18-6 3H Well Pad Project. Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman

2014 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. Chesapeake Proposed Phase I Archaeological Survey Anderson 21-18-6 3H Well Pad Project. Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman

2014 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. BEACON Environmental Assistance Corporation and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Proposed Phase I Archaeological Survey Proposed Allee #22-01, Allee #22-02, Royal Hughes #4-3, Royal #5-6 & Jim Hughes (Dove) #28-5 Well Site Projects Osage County, Oklahoma.

 

Gruber, Janna L., Thomas E. Gruber, R. Doyle Bowman

2014 Open Range Archaeology, LLC. Chesapeake Proposed Phase I Archaeological Survey Rodolph 31-11-17 1H Well Pad Project Washita County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Thomas E and Janna L Gruber

2014  Grand River Dam Authority, Salina Pumped Storage Project Historic and Archaeological Resources Survey W.R. Holway Reservoir, Mayes County, Oklahoma Report.

 

Gruber, Janna L and Thomas E. Gruber

2014 Grand River Dam Authority, Salina Pumped Storage Project Cultural Resource Management Plan for  W.R. Holway Reservoir, Mayes County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L , Thomas E. Gruber, and R Doyle Bowman

2014 Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent Proposed MTV to Arkoma Connector Pipeline Project, Carter, Johnston and Coal Counties, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L , Thomas E. Gruber, and R Doyle Bowman

2013 Terracon Consultants, Inc.,  Proposed Elm Creek Bridge Project Haskell County, Oklahoma.  

 

Gruber, Janna L , Thomas E. Gruber, and R Doyle Bowman

2013 Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., Proposed Continental Bull Run to MTV Pipeline Project Carter County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L , Thomas E. Gruber, and R Doyle Bowman

2013 QPS Engineering, LLC., Proposed QPS NTL Extension Pipeline Project, Logan County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Thomas E.,  Janna L. Gruber, and R. Doyle Bowman

2013 City of Edmond/Terracon Consultants, Inc., Arcadia Lake  Proposed City of Edmond Arcadia Lake Multi-Use Project Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

 

Gruber, Janna L , Thomas E. Gruber, and R Doyle Bowman

2013 Town Square Commons, LLC, Proposed Town Commons Project  Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L , Thomas E. Gruber, and R Doyle Bowman

2013 Plains All-American Pipeline Proposed Stillwater Station Project Payne County, Oklahoma

 

Gruber, Janna L and Thomas E. Gruber

2012 McAlester Airport, Proposed Runway Improvement, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma

 

Gruber, Thomas E.,  Janna L. Gruber, and R. Doyle Bowman

2012  Kellogg Engineering and the City of Owasso Ranch Creek Interceptor Project, Tulsa County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L and Thomas E. Gruber

2012 Lone Chimney Water Association, Proposed Installation of a Waterline to

Stillwater’s Water Treatment Plant Payne, Noble, and Pawnee Counties County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L and Thomas E. Gruber

2012 Devon Energy, Proposed Mustang Tie-in, 1¼ Mile Pipeline, and ¼ Mile Tank Battery Reroute Project Osage County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L and Thomas E. Gruber

2012 Plains All-American Pipeline, Proposed Seiling Booster Upgrade Project, Dewey County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L and Thomas E. Gruber

2012 Plains All-American Pipeline, Proposed Garber Station Site, Garfield County, Oklahoma. 

 

Gruber, Janna L and Thomas E. Gruber

2012 Plains All-American Pipeline, Proposed WJPU to Tatums Pipeline Project   Carter County, Oklahoma 

 

Gruber, Janna L and Thomas E. Gruber

2012 City of Grove, Proposed Improvements to Wolf Creek Access Area, Pensacola Project, Delaware County, Oklahoma.
 
Presented Research

 

Spring 2014 Gilman Patricia A., Darrell Creel, and Thomas E. Gruber

Maintaining Social Cohesion in the Face of Social Diversity - Mimbres Classic Period Architecture, Ceramics, and Religion, Invited paper presented in Legacies of the Mimbres Foundation: Shaping the Future of Mimbres Region Archaeology  session organized by Dr. Patricia Gilman and Roger Anyon, Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, Austin, Texas

 

Spring 2013 Thomas E. Gruber

Identifying Workgroups in Classic Mimbres Villages (A.D. 1000-1150) in Southwestern New Mexico. Invited paper presented in the Communities and Households in the Greater Southwest session organized by Dr. Robert Stokes, Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Fall 2010 Elizabeth M. Toney and Thomas E. Gruber

Comparison of Geometric Design Combinations on Style I and Style III Bowls. Paper  presented at the 16th bi-annual Mogollon Conference , Las Cruces.

 

Spring 2010 Elizabeth M. Toney and Thomas E. Gruber

Comparison of Geometric Design Combinations on Style I and Style III Bowls in the Mimbres Valley, Southwestern New Mexico: Exploring Signals of Family/Clan Identity During the Pithouse and Pueblo Periods. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, Saint Louis.

 

Fall 2008 Thomas E. Gruber

Identifying the Relationship between the Painted Designs of Mimbres Boldface Bowls and Vessel Shape and Size.  Paper presented at the 15th Annual Mogollon Conference, Silver City, NM.

 

Spring 2008 Thomas E. Gruber

Differential Social Interaction: The Regional Diversity of Boldface Bowl Design in the Mimbres Region A.D.750-900.  Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, Vancouver, BC.

 

Spring 2007 Patricia Gilman, Bernard. A. Schriever, and Thomas E. Gruber Interaction, Residential Mobility, and Ceramics in the San Simon Basin of the

Southern Southwest. Invited paper presented in the Ceramics, Mobility, and Interaction in Late Prehistory session organized by Dr. Margaret Beck, Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, Austin, Texas.

 

Fall 2006 Thomas E. Gruber

The Regional Diversity of Mimbres Boldface (Style I) Bowl Designs. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Mogollon Conference, Tucson, Arizona.

 

Spring 2006 Thomas E. Gruber and Bernard. A. Schriever

Mimbres Ceramics in the Chihuahuan Desert of Southwestern New Mexico: A

Product of  Exchange or Local Manufacture? Invited poster in the Poster Session: Recent Research on Mimbres Area Pottery in the American Southwest organized by Dr. Suzanne L. Eckert. Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Fall 2005 Thomas E. Gruber

Pottery Design Dissemination in the Southern Portion of the North American

Southwest.  Invited paper presented in the session Between Mimbres and Hohokam: Is the San Simon Basin a Hinterland? organized by Patricia A. Gilman for the Safford Symposium, Arizona Archaeological Council, Safford, AZ.

 

Fall 2004 Thomas E. Gruber

Mimbres in the Desert. Invited paper presented in the symposium Mimbres Beyond the Mimbres Valley, organized by Bernard Schriever and Patricia A. Gilman at the 13th Annual Mogollon Conference, Silver City, NM 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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