Chris Garraty, PhD, RPA

Shareholder, Cultural Resources

Dr. Garraty is an experienced archaeologist with 30 years of experience. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Arizona State University (ASU) and spent the past 16 years working in cultural resource management and historic preservation in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Oregon. He possesses substantial experience in all aspects of cultural resource and heritage management, including technical and proposal writing; development and implementation of research designs and treatment plans; QA/QC reviews; and interfacing with clients. Prior to working at Logan Simpson, Dr. Garraty was employed as a Cultural Resources Project Manager for the Gila River Indian Community, where he worked closely with Native American archaeologists, community leaders, and tribal agencies. Dr. Garraty has authored or coauthored 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and hundreds of technical report monographs, and he has edited or coedited a recent book, a refereed journal issue, and several technical research monographs. He also served as President of the Arizona Archaeological Council (2013–2014) and served on Tempe Historic Preservation Commission (2017–2023). Many of his publications can be viewed at