Kaitlin Ruppert, MS, RPA Registered Professional Archaeologist/Assistant Planner

Ms. Ruppert joined the firm in 2021 and has worked in the field of archaeology since 2015. She is responsible for conducting archaeological surveys, database inquiries, Sacred Lands records searches, Native American consultation, archaeological testing, recommendations for listing through the California Register of Historical Resources and the National Register of Historic Places, and report preparation. She also prepares cultural resources sections of environmental documentation in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Her experience includes conducting numerous intensive-level archaeological surveys, conducting construction monitoring, preparing field reports, constructing test pits, screening and excavating artifacts, and data entry for artifacts.  In addition, Ms. Ruppert has had the honor and privilege of working with human skeletal remains. Having experience not only in an academic setting but also in the field.  One instance of identifying cremated human skeletal remains in the field lead to the protection of the site and the reburial of the individual lead by local Native American tribes.

EDUCATION

  • M.S. – University of Durham, United Kingdom; Palaeopathology, 2018
  • B.A. – California State University; Sacramento, Anthropology, 2011

REGISTRATIONS

  • The Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for American Archaeology
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology

PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS 

  • IRLAB Moudle # 2 Theory and Ethical Practice of Bioarchaeology- Ohio, October 2018.
  • Digging Anthropology in the Sanisera Necropolis- Spain, August-September 2018
  • San Bernardino County Museum, 2014-2015
  • Peace Corps – Republic of Georgia, Village Shroma, 2012-2014
  • Montpelier Archaeological Expedition – Virginia, April-May, 2015
  • Sheffield Manor Lodge Field School – England, July 2011

CERTIFICATES & TRAINING

Curating Human Remains in Museums
Human Remains Subject Specialist Network, Manchester Museum, Manchester, England, 2017

The University of Sheffield Human Osteology Field School, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, June 2011

Laboratory Methods in the Identification of Human Skeletal Remains, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania, 2010