Timothy Roberts, RPA

Virginia Director of Operations
RPA Registration No. 43700453

Florida State University, B.A. Anthropology

University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A. Anthropology



Timothy Roberts is a Principal Investigator for CRA’s Virginia office. He is responsible for archaeological field direction, investigation, interpretation, and evaluation, as well as assisting with business development, marketing and new business capture for the company.


Tim joined CRA after five years with the National Park Service’s Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) based in Tallahassee, Florida where he served as a Secretary of the Interior-qualified principal investigator for the Archeological Investigations and Compliance section. He has worked professionally in archaeology for nearly 15 years, participating in and leading archaeological projects for public agencies and private outfits in the upper Midwest, Texas, and throughout the southeastern United States, and internationally in Hungary and Western Siberia. His responsibilities have encompassed the scope of archaeological investigation motivated by research agendas and regulatory compliance.


He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Florida State University and a Master of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where his research focused on the archaeology of Bronze Age Central Asia. These days, his particular interests include historic archaeology, industrial archaeology, the archaeology of African American heritage, and public archaeology. He is a certified ERSI ArcGIS desktop associate, versed in geospatial data collection, processing and analysis, and potential applications of geographic information systems (GIS) to archaeological investigation and cultural resource management.


When he’s not saving the world one century at a time, Tim enjoys fishing, film, playing guitar, and a glass of bourbon and a fine hand-rolled cigar, now and again.