Emily is a Staff Archaeologist at Far Western’s main office in Davis, California. She graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016 and a M.P.S. in Cultural and Heritage Resource Management at University of Maryland, College Park in 2023. She has completed numerous projects for Far Western including survey, data recovery, geoarchaeological studies, and construction monitoring. Emily has participated in a number of research projects on California’s Channel Islands, Nevada’s high desert, along California’s Central Coast, and in the Eastern Sierras.
Publications and Presentations:
Bales, Emily M.
The Effect of Landscape Evolution on the Visibility of the Archaeological Record: a Case Study from Deeply Buried Site CA-SLO-16, Morro Bay, California. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. University of Maryland, College Park.
Wiggins, Kaya, and Emily M. Bales
PCNs and Pit and Groove Rock Art Traditions in the North Coast of San Luis Obispo County. Society for California Archaeology, Annual Meeting, Visalia, Ca.
King, J., B. Wall, E.M. Bales, and C. Caywood
Archaeological Site Assessments and Survey for the Phase 1 North Infrastructure Reliability Improvements Project, Owens Lake, Inyo County, California. (Report). Far Western Anthropological Research Group. Submitted to LADWP.
Caywood, C., S. Saffold, and E.M. Bales
Applied Archaeological Methods of 3D Technologies. Society for California Archaeology, Annual Meeting, Visalia, California.
Bales, E. M., Linda Hylkema, Sarah Peelo, and Judith Habicht-Mauche
Impacts to Archaeological Resources and Conservation Practices in Cultural Resource Management: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting, Fish Camp, California.
Bales, E. M., J. E. Perry, and T. L. Joslin
The Significance of CA-SCRI-801 in Santa Cruz Island’s Interior. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting, Ontario, California.
Bales, E. M.
Understanding Chumash Settlements in Santa Cruz Island’s Interior” Family and Parent Weekend, University of California, Santa Barbara.
McKenzie, D., E. M. Bales, K. R. Colligan, and V. Navarrete
Small Sites with Big Potential: Survey Results from the Cabrillo College Field School. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting, Redding, California.
Awards and Grants:
2016 Distinction in the Anthropology Major—University of California, Santa Barbara
2016 Award for Research Promise—University of California, Santa Barbara
2016 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement by a Transfer Student—University of California, Santa Barbara
2016 Undergraduate Conference Mini-Grant
2015 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant
2014 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant