HRA Inc. is here for any archaeological survey needs.
Historical research is an important part of understanding the past.
HRA is permitted to conduct archaeological investigations on Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and state lands throughout Nevada and Utah. HRA previously held BLM permits in Arizona and California and remains qualified to conduct projects in those regions. HRA serves clients from its Las Vegas, Nevada and Cedar City, Utah offices (800 sq. ft.). HRA’s Cedar City office includes a fully equipped laboratory, a library containing over 1000 volumes, several computers, a Unitron trinocular stereoscopic microscope, GIS capability, several Garmin GPS instruments, copy machines, a UTV (Can-am Defender), two four-wheel drive vehicles, and a fully equipped trailer with ample field equipment for several large excavation/survey projects to occur simultaneously. HRA and its staff are members of the Society for American Archaeology and various regional and local professional organizations. HRA participates regularly in symposia at regional and national professional meetings.
HRA’s key personnel include Heidi Roberts and Keith Hardin. Heidi Roberts, the founder and Director of HRA, holds a Masters’ degree in Anthropology and has over 35 years of experience in cultural resource management. Ms. Roberts is considered an expert on the history of contract archaeology and human osteology. She recently published articles in Kiva and a volume edited by Francis McManamon on the status of contract archaeology. Keith Hardin serves as HRA’s Office Manager, and he is also a supervisor with over 15 years of experience working throughout the Great Basin and Southwest.
Completed and ongoing projects include over 400 archaeological surveys throughout Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Some of HRA’s largest survey projects include: a 20,000-acre survey of Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; a 50,000-acre survey in Las Vegas Valley for the Disposal EIS; a sample survey for the proposed Yucca Mountain Railroad. HRA has conducted numerous surveys on tribal lands including the Moapa River Indian Reservation, the Shivwits Reservation, the Kaibab Reservation, the Ft. Mojave Reservation (in California, Arizona, and Utah), Duckwater, and the Yomba Reservation. HRA has also performed many large multi-site data recovery and testing projects including: survey, testing, and data recovery for a 4000-acre land sale near Apex, Nevada; testing and data recovery at 30 archaeological sites in the Coral Canyon area, Washington County, Utah; testing or data recovery at 11 sites in Clark County Wetlands Park, Henderson, Nevada; and archaeological testing at the Tule Springs and Corn Creek National Register sites, both located north of Las Vegas, Nevada. HRA’s most recent large data recovery projects in Utah included 10 large Far Western Puebloan sites for the Jackson Flat Reservoir in Kanab, four sites in Dammeron Valley, three sites in Milford, and most recently Fremont pine nut gathering sites near Modena, Utah.