HRA archaeologists conducting a survey of a pipeline route. Replica emigrant wagons at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska. HRA crew taking a short break from a pipeline route survey. Our cultural resource management surveys document historic and prehistoric features, both above ground and below ground. West entrance to Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska. Our work for the National Park Service includes archaeological investigations, administrative histories, National Register nominations, and a variety of other studies.

Making the Past Relevant

HRA provides cultural resource management, historical research, and litigation support for public and private clients across the country. Since 1974, we have been helping our clients use the past to solve present-day problems.

  • HRA provides a full range of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and Historic Preservation services to assist agencies and private companies in navigating cultural resource…

  • HRA conducts in-depth historical research in archives and repositories across the country and prepares reports, books, brochures, and interpretive content that bring this…

  • HRA helps attorneys understand and use historical evidence in briefs, motions, trial presentations, and settlement discussions.

Recent News

5.23.16 | Olander Celebrates 10 Years with HRA

Research Archaeologist Jennifer Olander celebrates 10 years with HRA. One of the first employees of the Portland office, Jen continues to be a valuable member of the Portland team, and a great member of the Pacific Northwest archaeological community. In addition to her dedicated work as Portland’s Laboratory Director, she has a real passion for public archaeology, and is on the planning committee for Portland State University’s Archaeology Roadshow. She also does a number of other things for HRA, including historic research, historical artifact identification, and spearheads many safety efforts for the Portland office. We congratulate Jen on 10 great years with HRA!

5.23.16 | Ragsdale Celebrates 10 Years at HRA

On May 20, Senior Archaeologist Emily Ragsdale celebrated 10 years with HRA. One of the first Portland office employees, Emily has worn many hats over her decade at HRA. She has literally held every position from archaeological technician to the head of the office! Emily has done exceptionally well in all of these roles, and had repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to excellence. We congratulate her on a very successful first decade with HRA!