Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA)

Consulting Services for the Study of Earth and Man

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For the past three decades, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA) has been recognized as one of the most respected full-service cultural resource consulting firms in the United States. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CRA has offices located throughout the United States ready to meet the cultural resource management needs of both public and private sector clients.   A Certified Small Business, our mission is to meet the client’s needs in the delivery of appropriate, high-quality, cost-effective consulting services in the study of archaeology and the historic built environment. CRA’s accomplishments are directly attributable to our core values: excellent service, respecting all people, building strong relationships, honesty, integrity, supporting our employees, and entrepreneurial spirit.

With offices in Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming, CRA provides CRM services to clients throughout the United States and internationally.  Contact CRA today so that we may meet your compliance needs.

  • Archaeology
  • Architectural History
  • Cemetery Documentation
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural History
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Heritage Tourism
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The J.F. and Sarah Neal family in front of the log house, taken in 1895 according to Neal (1973).

Looking for Reynolds Station: An Archaeological Investigation in Knox County, Tennessee

By: Paul Avery, Pat Garrow, and Jason Ross Tennessee has been the location of many archaeological discoveries. The state’s landscape varies from relatively flat lands to the rolling landscape of eastern Tennessee. There are an abundance of both prehistoric and historic ...

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Historic building at the Dayton VAMC.

Get a Plan...a Historic Preservation Plan

By Kathy Martinolich, MHP Preservation planning—the process of identifying needs, determining priority actions, and developing short- and long-term strategies for the productive future of a historic resource or group of resources —is one of the many preservation-related services CRA offers.  Well-versed ...

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CRA, working with the owners of Waterwild Farm, developed a historic archaelogy project to include students from Sayre School.

Sayre School Education Program

Beginning in 1997, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRA), worked with 4th graders from Sayre School on the Sayre School Historical Archaeology Project at Waterwild Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. The project was designed to investigate the spatial layout of the historical ...

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Analysis of Paint Samples Taken From the Interior of the Kentucky State Arsenal Building/Kentucky Military History Museum in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky

Constructed in the 1850s, the Kentucky State Arsenal Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. CRA teamed with David Arbogast, architectural conservator, to conduct an intensive level paint analysis from select interior spaces of the ...

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Architectural Survey for The Proposed Buckeye Wind Farm In Champaign County, Ohio

CRA completed an architectural survey for Buckeye Wind, LLC, which proposes to construct a wind-powered electric generating facility consisting of 100 turbines in Champaign County, Ohio. The cultural resources investigation for the project was completed to satisfy two regulatory authorities ...

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An introduction to the Avenue of Saints Project, Missouri

An introduction to the Avenue of Saints Project, Missouri

Over the next week, Andrew Bradbury and Richard Herndon will discuss the Avenue of Saints Project conducted in Lewis and Clark Counties, Missouri, between November 2004 and August 2006. By Andrew Bradbury  From November of 2004 to August of 2006, CRA conducted ...

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Pottery and Tools Recovered from the Carskadon Site Tell a Story

Pottery and Tools Recovered from the Carskadon Site Tell a Story

by Richard Herndon, Principal Investigator Yesterday I introduced the Carskadon Site that CRA excavated during the AOS project. The site has a Middle Woodland occupation (circa A.D. 1–250). Many of the traits observed in the ceramics and lithic artifacts indicated an ...

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Addressing the Next Generation of Historic Resources – Modern + Recent Past Architecture

Addressing the Next Generation of Historic Resources - Modern + Recent Past Architecture

The task of architectural documentation and assessment is the product of an ever-evolving field that, with the passage of time, must constantly take new periods and types of resources into consideration. Even now, resources from the Modern era have largely ...

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Archaeology

CRA conducts archaeological surveys to identify prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, testing to evaluate sites for National Register eligibility, and data recovery for mitigation of impacts to eligible sites.

Architectural History

CRA offers a full range of technical expertise for the identification, documentation, National Register evaluation, and protection of historic buildings, structures, and landscapes.

Cemetery Identification, Documentation, and Relocation

CRA offers a variety of services that include relocation of graves, identification of unmarked graves, cemetery boundary delineation, and cemetery documentation.

Compliance and Coordination

CRA works closely with a wide variety of public and private sector clients to obtain federal, state, or local permits; funding; or approvals. CRA will manage your project's historic preservation requirements efficiently and effectively.

Geophysical Survey (Geophysics)

CRA uses geophysics, including conductivity, ground penetrating radar, magnetometry, and resistivity to locate and evaluate archaeological sites and other underground resources.

Geospatial Technology

CRA's use of geospatial technology includes producing maps and graphics, predictive modeling, landform analysis, data collection with GPS units, cultural resource GIS development, photo simulations, and spatial analysis.

Heritage Tourism

CRA will help you identify, plan, develop, and promote your location, including buildings, landscapes, and archaeological sites.