Several Metcalf team members specialize in historic archaeology, which is the study of cultural materials from societies with written records. Within the regions where we work, this generally refers to sites with European-American artifacts and/or features that are more than 50 years old. All members of our staff, even those who do not specialize in historic archaeology, are familiar with the basics of historic sites and prepared to record them.
Our experience with historic sites includes (but is not limited to) historic roads and trails, railroads, homesteads, mining properties, and irrigation ditches. Often times, important historic sites are well-known prior to the commencement of a project. In consultation with our clients, we attempt to avoid such resources and mitigate excessive costs and delays. Some historic properties may necessitate a more robust investigation. When this is the case, we efficiently apply our expertise to meet all architectural history requirements established by the lead agency.
For more information on our cultural resource management services, please contact us.