Archaeological Monitoring of Construction Excavation
When Required

If your project will be constructed on or near a significant historic or prehistoric
archaeological site, the planning agency (city or county planning department) will likely
require that the potential damage to the resource be mitigated before construction
Once the mitigation has been completed, they will also require that an
archaeologist monitor grading or trenching to insure that significant artifacts and
features are recorded and collected.

Archaeological Research specializes in developing both mitigation and monitoring plans
that will allow the project to proceed while preserving the essential nature of the
archaeological resource.

What is Involved

Once the archaeological mitigation work has been completed and it is time for
construction grading and trenching, our crew work alongside your excavation contractors
to insure that significant artifacts and historic features are recorded before they are

We do not interfere with or hinder the excavation process unless a significant find is
encountered.  If a significant artifact or feature is uncovered, we are prepared to quickly
record and remove the resource to avoid construction delays.  Often construction
excavation can continue on other areas of the project while we record and recover the
artifacts or features.  Our crew will even work weekends to insure that construction
delays do not occur.

Our years of experience working alongside heavy equipment and our close communication
with equipment operators insure a safe work site.
Site maintained as a public service by Archaeological Research, PO Box 1353, Lucerne, CA 95458.
Monitoring Plans
NA Resources
Monitoring for cultural resources while removing hazardous waste.
Monitoring for archaeological sites during road construction
Sandy Thomas monitors trenching for water main through prehistoric sites.
History and Prehistory of Lake County
and Beyond