Kaely R. Colligan, BA

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Since 2009, Kaely has worked as a professional archaeologist at Far Western Anthropological Research Group Inc. Kaely earned her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz  in 2008 with a minor in Earth Sciences. She has served as the Assistant Editor of the Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology since 2013, and is the coordinator of the Far Western Occasional Speaker Series. Her experience in cultural resources management includes archaeological survey, excavation, database management, pre- and post-field data management, and report support. 


Evaluation and Testing
Effects Mitigation
Sensivity and Constraints
Environmental Planning Support
GIS and Cartography
Public Outreach and Interpretation

Kaely’s Outreach Activities

  • Assistant Editor of the Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology (2013-Present)
  • Far Western Occasional Speaker Series Coordinator (2016-Present)

Kaely’s Featured Publications

Hildebrandt, William, Kaely Colligan, and William Bloomer


Flaked Stone Production Patterns. In Prehistory of Nevada’s Northern Tier: Archaeological Investigations along the Ruby Pipeline by W. Hildebrandt, K. McGuire, J. King, A. Ruby and D.C. Young. American Museum of Natural History Anthropological Papers, Number 101:237-260.

Colligan, Kaely, Adrian R. Whitaker, and William Hildebrandt


Where The Pavement Ends: An Assessment of the Paucity of Haliotis rufescens in the Archaeological Record on California’s North Coast. California Archaeology 7(1): 33-58


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