What we do


Exploring cultural interaction with the environment

Ethnography employs a holistic approach to understanding cultural and social issues. Our staff use an array of observational, participatory, and interviewing research techniques to gather both qualitative and quantitative data to help our clients comply with federal and state regulations. Our experience involves Native American consultation, identifying traditional cultural properties (TCPs), conducting oral history and ethnohistoric work, and assessing resources in relation to cultural landscapes.

Capulin Volcano National Monument Ethnographic Assessment | Parametrix

Capulin Volcano National Monument Ethnographic Assessment
Capulin, New Mexico

Client: National Parks Service Rim Architects

Parametrix is conducting an ethnographic overview and assessment of the Capulin Volcano National Monument in northeastern New Mexico. The project focuses on documenting the historic and contemporary cultural connections of associated American Indian Tribes to the lands encompassed by the monument—through archival research,  ethnographic interviews and fieldwork. Additional research will involve oral history interviews with the multi-generational Hispanic and Anglo-American ranching families of the area surrounding Capulin Volcano.



  • Galisteo Basin | Parametrix

    Galisteo Basin Ethnographic Study

  • Route 66 & Native Americans | Parametrix

    The Native American Experience of Route 66 in New Mexico Ethnohistoric Mitigation Project

  • Capulin Volcano | Parametrix

    Capulin Volcano National Monument Ethnographic Assessment