Joanna Roberson, MA

Joanna Roberson

Joanna is a Senior Archaeologist at Far Western’s Desert Branch in Henderson, Nevada. Joanna has regional archaeological experience in the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and Great Basin. This experience includes professional- and academic-setting cultural resources management, and she is familiar with all aspects of National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 and Section 110 compliance. Her research interests include lithic resource use and geochemical sourcing, hunter-gatherer adaptations, and Paleoindian archaeology. Recent work includes directing large-scale surveys and site evaluations in the Mojave Desert around Twentynine Palms, California. She has also participated in research and contract-based fieldwork in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Wyoming.


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

Joanna’s Project Highlights

  • Twentynine Palms Inventory and Evaluation
  • Nevada Test and Training Range Inventory

Joanna’s Featured Publication

Byerly, Ryan, and Joanna Roberson


Late Pleistocene to Middle Holocene Archaeology in the Mojave Desert: Recent Discoveries in Twentynine Palms, California. PaleoAmerica 1(2):197-201.

Byerly, Ryan, Joanna Roberson, and Charles P. Egeland


The Coffin Bison Kill (5JA7): Bridging Perspectives on the Past at the Door to North Park, Colorado. North American Archaeologist 36:266-288.

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