Coastal Archaeology & History Research, Inc.

Cultural Resource Consulting

Our Services

CAHR is a small cultural resource consulting firm that provides archaeological, historical, and preservation solutions for private and public sector markets.   Incorporated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2008, our mission is to provide the very best client-oriented services; as consultants in a compliance-driven field it is our philosophy that responsible and insightful solutions are the key to successfully aligning resource management with the needs of our clients and regulatory agencies. 

We provide professional services in a small-business format and provide our clients with individual attention.  We have a small diversely qualified staff specializing in terrestrial and marine archaeology, architectural history, historic preservation, preservation planning, conservation and collections and  exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Historic Preservation Professional Qualifications and Standards (36 CFR part 61). 

Our professionals have worked in over 11 states, the Caribbean and the Pacific.  We regularly operate throughout the Middle-Atlantic and Southeast and are capable of serving clients throughout the United States.  

Whatever the project, our team of staff and associates is capable of fulfilling your project needs. 


Archaeological Investigations

Historic Surveys

Preservation Planning

Adaptive Reuse

Artifact Documentation

Specialty Research

Matthew DeFelice, M.A.


Matthew has over 15 years professional experience in archaeology and historic preservation.  He specializes in municipal preservation and compliance, submerged archaeology, cultural landscapes and adaptive reuse and rehabilitation.  

Matthew holds a B.A in English and Anthropology (Monmouth University, NJ 2003), studied Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology (M.A. Program in Maritime Studies, East Carolina University 2003-2007), and possesses a M.A. in U.S. History (Florida Atlantic University 2014).  He is a certified scientific diver witht eh American Academy of Underwater Sciences (A.A.U.S) Matthew meets the Secretary of the Interior professional standards (36 C.F.R. part 61) professional Archaeologist (prehistoric / historic), Historian, and Architectural Historian.  

Katelyn deFelice, R.d.h

Business Manager / Research Associate

Katelyn has been a part of CAHR since the company was established in 2008.  Acting variously as Business Manager and Research Associate, “Kate” has had a hand in performing surveys, completing reports, and managing corporate records.  

Katelyn holds a B.S. in Business Administration (East Carolina University 2004) and is a Registered Dental Hygienist  (Broward College 2013).  She is a diving instructor with National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI 2004) and Scuba Schools International (S.S.I 2004).    





P.O. Box 244

Cobb Island, Maryland 20625


5344 White Road

Brooksville, Florida 34602