NLURA is comprised of experienced professionals who have managed some of the largest cultural resource projects in the state. Our staff includes full-time archaeologists and researchers with extensive field survey, site evaluation, built environmental documentation, laboratory analysis, GIS, technical report writing, artifact illustration, and digital graphics/mapping expertise; supported by an administrative assistant and office manager. Associates include professionals in cultural and physical anthropology, historic and prehistoric archaeology, geomorphology, illustration, mapping, photography, computer programming, and historic research.
Collective experience includes many decades of fieldwork and archival research resulting in hundreds of technical reports and professional publications in Alaskan archaeology, history, and geology. Among other journals our staff has published in: Alaska Geographic, Arctic Anthropology, Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska, American Antiquity, Occasional Papers of the University of Alaska, Quaternary Research, Current Research in Pleistocene, Alaska Journal of Anthropology, Historic Archaeology, Quaternary Science Reviews, and Journal of Archaeological Science.
All NLURA project managers meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior professional qualification standards and guidelines. Our project archaeologists are members of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA). Several of the NLURA staff have HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) training. Specialized training also includes the State of Alaska 40-hour Asbestos Workers course and the North Slope Training Cooperative Unescorted Module course. Supervisory personnel have current First Aid/CPR certification. Senior staff have completed training on federal historic preservation law.