Historical Archaeology Specialist
Hank Lutton joined CRA in September 2014 as a Principal Investigator specializing in Historical Archaeology. Hank has 15 years of field experience in data recovery of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century sites in Virginia. Much of his field experience and scholarship has focused on urban archaeology in the Chesapeake Bay region. His project management experience ranges from single-day phase I surveys to large-scale urban mitigations. In addition to authoring reports, Hank has presented papers at regional and international conferences. He has worked for a wide array of clients including federal agencies, state transportation departments, municipalities, living history museums, historical societies, as well as industrial and private developers.
Hank received a BA from George Washington University where he studied political science, foreign policy, diplomatic history, and literature. After working on Capitol Hill and for a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C., Hank returned to school and earned a MA in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary. He continued graduate studies at Boston University in the Archaeology Department while working in the Department as a teaching fellow.
When not at work, Hank enjoys spending time with his Norwich Terrier, visiting historic structures and sites, listening to early jazz, reading, and kayaking. Hank is fascinated by the Great War and those who experienced it. He is exhilarated when reading well-written, first-hand accounts, particularly those describing aerial combat and the rigors endured by those in the ambulance and medical corps.