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Jerry Taylor is a life-long resident of Northern Michigan, where he lives with his wife, 3 of his four adult children and one grandchild. After graduating from Northwestern Michigan College in 1983 with a degree in Digital Electronics Technology he was employed as an Emissions Test Facility Technician for General Motors and as a technician for a meteorological instrumentation company. For the last 20+ years he has been working as a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Specialist and Design Technician for Survey/Civil Engineering firms in Northern Michigan. Jerry is NAS (Nautical Archaeology Society) Level II certified and has taught seminars to NAS students covering the use of GIS & aerial photography in underwater archaeology. Jerry is currently developing a 3D contour map of Khirbet el-Maqatir, and plans to apply photogrammetry and remote sensing technologies to the ABR excavation. Some of his personal interests include: Researching Paleo-Indian locations in Northern Michigan, locating downed WW II aircraft in the Great Lakes and the application of Remote Sensing Technologies to Archaeology. For the last 25 years, he has been teaching adult education classes at his home church. Jerry has been an ABR associate since July 2012.

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