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.

Vermejo Ranch Archaeological Monitoring and Data Recovery | Parametrix

Vermejo Ranch Archaeological Monitoring and Data Recovery
Colfax County, New Mexico

Client: New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department

Parametrix conducted archaeological monitoring for a mine reclamation project on Vermejo Ranch that was designed to safeguard hazardous mine features and stabilize and reclaim coal gob piles that were impacting stream morphology and water quality. Reclamation activities were conducted within three archaeological sites (historic coal mining camps) that had previously been determined eligible to the NRHP, and monitoring was required to further evaluate the presence, integrity, extent, and nature of archaeological deposits at these sites, and assure protection of features during construction activities. During the course of this project, 44 features were uncovered by construction and were fully excavated or documented, including a variety of mining and infrastructure features, residential complexes, and secondary dumps and deposits.

 

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