Archaeological and Paleontological Resources

Our archaeological and paleontological resources team work collaboratively with planners, engineers, and designers to identify cost-effective solutions for proper resource treatment. We have a deep understanding of local, state, and federal regulations that we draw on to assist clients and agencies with resource-specific, and often nuanced, approaches to project implementation.

Bridging the Gap

We bridge the gap between identification of resources as project constraints and understanding those resources’ significance in a variety of contexts, providing the full range of cultural and paleontological resource services. Our team of archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, ethnographers, and paleontologists design and implement identification, significance assessment, mitigation, and preservation programs administered at the local, state, and federal level throughout the western United States.

Efficiency is Key

We value efficiency–time savings in resource treatment is mutually beneficial to the resource being treated, the project proponent incurring the cost, and the agency providing resource oversight. We often employ novel solutions to traditional problems to achieve a comprehensive approach to resource identification and treatment, while saving valuable time. In all cases, the development and implementation of investigation methods is a transparent process, involving all stakeholders at any level desired.

Discovering Ancient Tree Carvings in a Coastal Live Oak Forest

Dudekian archaeologists explain the process and importance of identifying and categorizing historical tree carvings known as arborglyphs.

What We Do

Our multidisciplinary staff provide services for archaeology, paleontology, and architectural history.
  • Constraints Studies
  • Construction Monitoring Resource Salvage
  • Context Statements
  • Data Recovery
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar Fieldwork And Interpretation
  • Inventories
  • Mitigation
  • National Historic Preservation Act Documentation
  • Native American And Native Hawaiian Consultation Assistance (SB 18/AB 52/Section 106) And Ethnography
  • Plan Development (Programmatic Agreements, MOA/MOU, Monitoring Plans, Etc.)
  • Preservation And Interpretive Plans
  • Significance Evaluations
  • Third-Party Compliance Oversight And Review

Project Support

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