Sarah Branch, M.A., RPA

Office: Reno, Nevada

sbranch@asmaffiliates.com

EDUCATION

  • 2014, M.A., Anthropology/University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2000, B.S., Geology/University of Nevada, Reno (cum laude)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ms. Branch has worked in the archaeological field since 2004 and has participated in projects in Nevada, California, Utah, Colorado, and Alaska. She has experience in both prehistoric and historic archaeology from small research projects to large survey, excavation, and data recovery efforts. Ms. Branch completed her undergraduate work in geology at the University of Nevada, Reno, with a focus on micropaleontology and biostratigraphy. She received her MA in anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014, with a concentration in prehistoric archaeology. Her primary interests lie in the Great Basin and while at UNR, she used chemical sourcing of fine-grained volcanic tools from western Nevada to help elucidate patterns in prehistoric mobility, lithic procurement, and settlement in the region. Ms. Branch’s skills include GIS data collection and processing, mapping, historic and prehistoric artifact analysis, cataloguing and curation, and report preparation for both government and private clients.