Mr. Ryan A. Hale, B.A., holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Kent State University and is currently working toward his M.S. in Cultural Resource Management from St. Cloud State University. He comes to CRA with 11 years of archaeological field and laboratory experience. His research interests include Lower Mississippi Valley archaeology, coastal archaeology, archaeology of New Orleans, and historic preservation.
Mr. Hale has worked as a professional archaeologist contributing to cultural resource projects in 14 states throughout the Southeast and Midwest United States. These archaeological endeavors include numerous Phase I surveys, Phase II investigations, and Phase III data recovery efforts. He has participated in, as well as performed supervisory roles for, numerous large and small-scale projects including the recovery of human remains, National Register site eligibility testing, data recovery efforts, and construction monitoring.
His office responsibilities have included background research, analysis of recovered cultural materials, site form preparation, curation of archaeological collections, and technical report writing. He is also trained to employ an array of geophysical instruments and software utilized in the identification and interpretation of archaeological sites and features as well as GIS spatial analyses for regional interpretations and project logistics.