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LABORATORY

For every artifact we find, the goal is to identify cultural affiliation and chronological period in order to address research topics.

We Pride Ourselves on Our
Good Laboratory Practices.

In the TerraX lab, we combine our passion for preserving our cultural resources with good laboratory practices to collect, organize, analyze, and curate artifacts. Our experts can tell the difference between Susquehanna and Stanly projectile points in their sleep! They also value organization and attention to detail, and they’ll make sure to take care of all the cool stuff we find in the field. (By the way, to see more of the fascinating things we’ve found, check out our Instagram!)

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Laboratory Analysis

All cultural materials discovered during surveys are analyzed based on material, physical traits, and function. This includes all man-made materials over fifty years old including historic and prehistoric materials. Analysis is crucial to the understanding and interpretation of the projects completed by TerraX.