Michael standing in excavation area.


Michael Rusche

Field Technician

University of Southern Indiana, BS Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Cranfield University, MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

Michael Rusche graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a B.S. in Anthropology and Criminal Justice Studies, and recently completed his M.S. in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology from Cranfield University. While achieving his M.S. he completed thesis research in drone-based photogrammetry and received specialized education in the recovery and study of human burials.


Michael began his career with CRA as an intern and moved on to become a field technician. Through this he has had countless experience in Phase 1 and Phase 3 surveys, ranging from Missouri to West Virginia. He has also been extremely fortunate to assist CRA in multiple burial relocation projects in Indiana.


Outside of work he is an avid fan of professional wrestling and video games, which he can be caught rambling about from time to time, and he also loves to travel and explore the outdoors, with a passion for history and cultures.