When projects require sub-surface disturbance we can help.
The first step in the cultural resource management process typically involves background research (Phase IA) and initial field testing (Phase IB). ACME will employ the techniques most appropriate to your project site to determine archaeological sensitivity and to identify if archaeological remains are present.
The identification of potentially significant archaeological remains will often trigger a program of testing (Phase II) to determine if they are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The results of this testing will allow ACME to make recommendations to regulators on the nature of the remains.
If NRHP eligible remains are found then one option is to mitigate negative effects through a data recovery excavation (Phase III). ACME will work to develop a Memorandum of Understanding / Agreement (MOU/A) and then efficiently execute that plan.
In urban environments and rich archaeological landscapes you may be required to have an archaeological monitor present during excavation. ACME will work with you to determine how to safely and efficiently check for archaeological remains during excavation and to produce contingency plans if material is found.