ARCHAEOLOGY

TerraX archaeologists have more than 150 years of combined experience in the survey, assessment, and mitigation of prehistoric, historic, and urban archaeological sites in the southeastern United States. Our staff meets or exceeds the Professional Qualification Standards set by the Secretary of the Interior (36 CFR 61) and are well-versed in state and federal regulatory requirements and compliance procedures. We can offer assistance and guidance with archaeological projects from their earliest stages of planning to the final stages of mitigation. TerraX archaeological services include Section 106 review, federal/state agency consultation, historic context development, National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nominations, archaeological and geomorphological predictive models, due diligence and planning studies, reconnaissance surveys, intensive cultural resource inventories, archaeological testing and evaluation studies, archaeological data recovery studies, alternative mitigation solutions, archaeological monitoring, and archaeological artifact analysis and collections assessments.

 

Geophysics: TerraX provides geophysical survey services including magnetometry, ground penetrating radar, and electrical resistivity. These non-invasive techniques are typically employed to identify subsurface materials with contrasting electrical and magnetic properties potentially indicative of archaeological features of interest. The range of methods offered by TerraX allows for geophysical survey in a variety of conditions from open fields to wooded environments.

 

Tribal Consultation: The TerraX staff is experienced in facilitating consultation among federally recognized Indigenous tribal nations and United States governmental agencies. Our roles in past projects have covered everything from event coordination to holding sensitivity training classes for the U.S. personnel attending the consultation meetings. 

Construction/Project Monitoring: Archaeologists are often required to be on-hand to address the possibility that unidentified resources are discovered during a project’s development. TerraX can be contracted to provide archaeological monitoring services, including observation, data recording, data recovery, excavation, laboratory analysis and cataloging, ancillary special studies, and written reports. 

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