Jason Baker

Field Supervisor

Marshall University, B.A. Sociology/Anthropology

Jason Baker has more than five years of archaeological field experience focused in the Ohio River Valley and Appalachian Mountains. His research interests include human behavioral ecology, subsistence modeling, and lithic technologies.


Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and religious studies from Marshall University. His responsibilities at CRA include conducting fieldwork for phase I, II, and III archaeological investigations, laboratory analysis of recovered cultural materials, and writing technical reports.


Jason has conducted approximately 100 phase I archaeological surveys in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Jason has also participated in multiple phase II and III investigations, retaining such positions as crew leader and site photographer.


Jason’s work experience is focused primarily in archaeological investigations of prehistoric sites within the Appalachian Plateau; however, he has participated in the identification and excavation of historic period cemeteries and domestic homesteads and communities, as well as industrial sites within the region.