GAPP applauds the leadership of Chris Polglase, chair of our Significance and Valuation Working Group.


Mr. Polglase has over 30 years of experience in archaeological excavations, historical research, and cultural heritage studies.  He is a Technical Director for Cultural Heritage at ERM with wide-ranging experience throughout the Continental United States, the Arctic, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Caucasus.  Mr. Polglase’s experience includes a focus on cultural heritage management programs for oil and gas projects.  He is co-author of a Smithsonian Institution publication on the archaeology program for the BP’s AGT Pipelines and has presented papers on archaeology and cultural heritage management in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Chile, Canada and Portugal.


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