Matthew Fuka, RPA

Field Supervisor
RPA Registration No. 17355

University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. Anthropology

Purdue University, M.S. Anthropology



Matt Fuka is a Staff Archaeologist at CRA’s Richmond office in Virginia. He holds a master’s in anthropology from Purdue University and bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Matt’s professional and academic experiences in archaeology before joining CRA include working for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) as well as participating in international projects in Jordan and Mongolia. During his time with ISAS, Matt participated in a number of Phase I surveys for the Illinois Department of Transportation in addition to the Forest Preserves of Cook County, authoring several reports in the process. As a bioarchaeologist, his master’s research focused on the identification of activity markers on human skeletal remains indicative of horse riding in Late Bronze Age Mongolia. His research interests concern transitions in sociopolitical complexity, social identities, mortuary practices, and labor organization.


Outside of work, Matt can often be seen exploring Richmond’s many restaurants and bookstores or found camping out in the great outdoors.