Archaeological Monitoring of Project Construction

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 begins.  Once the mitigation has been completed, they will also require that an archaeologist (and sometimes a member of the local Native American community) 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 projects 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 disturbed.  

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.