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.

US 82 Curve Correction Project Data Recovery | Parametrix

US 82 Curve Correction Project Data Recovery
Eddy County, New Mexico
Client: NMDOT

A curve correction project on US 82 was likely to impact significant portions of two eligible sites that comprised the early twentieth century Byrd-Riley Homestead. Parametrix conducted data recovery investigations to mitigate the adverse effects to these sites. The homestead contained a wooden house, dugout/root cellar, outbuildings, cistern, irrigation ditch segments, and other associated features. Research was focused on the occupational history of the homestead and the history of irrigation in the area; these topics were addressed through an innovative approach that combined archaeological excavation, archival research, oral history interviews, and GIS analysis. A final data recovery report and a variety of reader-friendly booklets, brochures, and posters were created for a wide public audience and distributed to local historic societies, museums, and institutions.

 

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