what we do

Archaeology

Protecting our connection to the past

Our archaeologists work to preserve our connections to past cultures through recovery, identification, and monitoring of artifacts and sites. We help our clients comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Our archaeological testing and data recovery experience ranges from single-site eligibility testing to large, complex data recovery projects involving multiple sites and temporal affiliations. Parametrix maintains a laboratory equipped with the tools needed to conduct in-house artifact analysis and sample processing.

Strauss Road Improvement Project | Parametrix

Strauss Road Improvement Project
Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Client: NMDOT
Partner: CH2M Hill Engineering

Seven miles of new road will connect the UPRR railyard to I-10 in southwestern New Mexico. Most of the land needed for the project is federal land managed by the BLM. Parametrix completed a variety of tasks for this project, including a cultural resource inventory and archaeological data recovery. Fifteen archaeological sites were documented, seven of which were within the preferred alternative and could not be avoided. These sites ranged from small, low-density Archaic artifact scatters to large Jornada Mogollon sites with artifact concentrations and possible residential features. Parametrix produced a detailed data recovery plan designed to mitigate and minimize data loss associated with this project at the seven archaeological sites within the project corridor. Archaeological excavation was completed at all seven sites.

 

VIEW OUR ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECTS

  • US 82 | Parametrix

    US 82 Curve Correction Project Data Recovery

  • Pojoaque Basin | Parametrix

    Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System EIS

  • Old Peralta Site | Parametrix

    Old Peralta Site Data Recovery Project Mitigation

  • Vermejo Ranch | Parametrix

    Vermejo Ranch Archaeological Monitoring and Data Recovery

  • San Juan Basin EIS | Parametrix

    Resource Surveys for the San Juan Basin Energy Connect EIS

  • Strauss Road | Parametrix

    Strauss Road Improvement Project