Get the Job Done
PaleoWest delivers professional archaeological, ethnographic, paleontological, and historical resources consulting services for a wide variety of market sectors, including land development, energy, communications, transportation, federal government, military, and tribal agencies.
We provide meticulous, creative, and cost-effective services that get projects wrapped up faster. Explore the sections below to find out more about the range of services we offer to help your projects run smoother, faster, and on budget.
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION, TESTING, AND DATA RECOVERY
- CONSTRUCTION COMPLIANCE MONITORING
- PALEONTOLOGICAL STUDIES
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS AND DOCUMENTATION
- ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY SURVEYS AND DOCUMENTATION
- HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDING SURVEY / HISTORIC AMERICAN ENGINEERING RECORD DOCUMENTATION
- NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES EVALUATIONS
- CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT COMPLIANCE
- NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT COMPLIANCE
- NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT COMPLIANCE / SECTION 106 (36CRF800)
- ETHNOGRAPHIC CONSULTATION
- TRIBAL CONSULTATION
- TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE SUPPORT
- EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY
- NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION ACT COMPLIANCE
- LOW ALTITUDE AERIAL IMAGING AND MAPPINGS
- GROUND PENETRATING RADAR AND OTHER REMOTE SENSING STUDIES
- CEMETERY STUDIES
- DATABASE DEVELOPMENT
- VIRTUAL REALITY
- 3D MODELING
- CREATIVE MITIGATION
- NATURAL RESOURCES STUDIES AND DOCUMENTATION
Cultural and Heritage Resources Management
Accurate inventorying, detailed evaluation, and careful maintenance of valuable cultural and heritage resources – with strict adherence to local, state, and federal policies and requirements.
We provide cultural and heritage resources consulting services to help you plan your project around archaeological sites, historic properties, traditional cultural properties, and other cultural and heritage resources constraints.
Our extensive experience and connections with regulatory agencies and tribes allow us to navigate our clients around potential pitfalls and ensure that projects run smoothly and on track.
Archaeological surveying, excavation, testing, and monitoring using cutting-edge technology to deliver projects with greater accuracy, in less time.
Our world-class archaeologists blend scientific expertise with their strengths as professional consultants to effectively and efficiently guide clients through the regulatory process. We typically start with archival research, then move to field surveys, and then, if necessary, conduct subsurface testing to assess impacts. These studies are documented in reports that are concise, clear, and accessible.
Our expert team meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards under archaeology (as defined in 36 CFR 61). We hold all applicable state and federal permits and licenses to perform work across the United States. Given our large staff and geographic distribution, we’re poised to get to work for you anytime and anywhere and for as long as you need our support.
Our Archaeology services include:
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL TESTING AND DATA RECOVERY
- COMPLIANCE MONITORING
Delivering the Impossible
Leveraging our signature PaleoWay digital workflow system, we were able to meet a deadline for Vintage Partners in Tucson, Arizona, that would previously have been impossible.
The field component of the land-development deal, which lay in direct conflict with a federally regulated prehistoric archaeological site, was slashed from 18 weeks down to just 10 weeks.
We bring the qualifications, experience, and the latest technology to conduct maritime archaeological investigations for your project, no matter its complexity or scale.
Our maritime archaeologists are among a select group of individuals with the skills and access to equipment that allows us to perform all types of underwater investigations. We deploy in-house remote sensing technology and diving equipment to collect data, adjust surveys in real-time, and ensure all archaeological work is completed on time and within budget.
We can overcome the challenges in any maritime environment to satisfy the cultural resource regulations applicable to your project. From literature searches to data recovery, our work has taken us to the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific seaboards, the Great Lakes, and the Caribbean in support of dredging and harbor operations, offshore wind development, fiber optic cable route surveys, and much more.
Our Maritime Archaeology services include:
- Literature Searches
- Remote Sensing Surveys
- Underwater Survey and Testing
- Safety and logistics
- Site Evaluation
- Data Recovery
- Archaeological Collections Management Services
- Site Impact and Threat Assessments
Using state-of-the-art technology combined with the latest advances in research methodology and historic preservation for unmatched historical evaluations.
We assist our clients with detailed historical evaluations of the built environment, including residential structures, historic districts, commercial buildings, farmsteads, industrial complexes, bridges, water conveyance structures, and military installations.
Our expert team meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards under history and architectural history (as defined in 36 CFR 61).
Our Historical Resources services include:
- HISTORICAL PROPERTIES EVALUATIONS
- CEQA/NEPA COMPLIANCE
- SECTION 106 COMPLIANCE
- BUILT ENVIRONMENT ANALYSIS
- HISTORICAL STRUCTURE REPORTS
- HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANS
- HISTORIC CONTEXT STATEMENTS
- PUBLIC OUTREACH
- ARCHIVAL RESEARCH
- MILLS ACT
- HISTORICAL PROPERTIES SURVEYS AND ASSESSMENTS
- HISTORICAL PROPERTIES MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
- HABS/HAER DOCUMENTATION
- MITIGATION PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
- NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LANDMARK NOMINATIONS
- SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR’S STANDARDS COMPLIANCE
We are committed to providing the best quality deliverables on time and within budget
Our staff skillfully guide clients through an assortment of federal-, state-, and local-level laws and ordinances governing the treatment of paleontological resources.
We assist clients by efficiently and effectively meeting project goals and schedules by providing technical and regulatory expertise combined with our unrivaled all-digital data capture and processing techniques that save our clients time and money.
Our Paleontology services include:
- CONSTRUCTION MONITORING
- IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN SUPPORT OF NEPA, CEQA, OR OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
- MITIGATION PLANS
- FOSSIL SALVAGE
- MUSEUM RECORD AND LITERATURE SEARCHES
- GIS MAPPING OF PALEONTOLOGICAL SENSITIVE AREAS
- GEOLOGICAL AND PALEONTOLOGICAL FIELD SURVEYS AND ASSESSMENTS
- GEOLOGICAL MAP REVIEWS
- FOSSIL CURATION
Accomplish your preservation goals with an experienced team of archaeologists, historic preservation planners, and anthropologists who possess expertise in all aspects of Heritage Preservation.
Our services include high-level technological and digital solutions to preservation issues, such as 3D modeling, as well as more traditional approaches such as site stabilization and the documentation of oral histories. PaleoWest employs all-digital data capture and processing techniques for all aspects of cultural resources management, and effectively leverages these techniques to provide cutting-edge, non-destructive, preservation services.
Our clients in Heritage Preservation have included various tribes such as the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado and the Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians in California, the City of San Francisco, the City of St. Augustine, Alabama, state granting agencies such as the Colorado State Historical Fund, private developers, and federal agencies such as the BLM and the Department of Defense, who contract with us to complete Section 110 preservation and stabilization projects.
Our Heritage Preservation services include:
- Cultural Landscape Survey
- Building Scanning Technologies (LiDAR, Drones, iPhones)
- Condition Assessment
- 3D Modeling/Printing
- Story Maps and Virtual Tours
- Oral History, Ethnography, Ethnohistory
Providing world-class support to your team to ensure you’re compliant with all permits, mitigation measures, and licensing requirements during construction of new developments.
Our staff regularly support clients from initial baseline studies right through the construction process by providing pre-construction worker training, developing mitigation monitoring plans, and working side by side with construction personnel to see clients’ project through to ribbon cutting.
Our construction monitors are polite, professional, prepared, and work safely with our construction team partners to monitor sensitive resources and expedite any discoveries during the construction process. We know construction and we keep your project moving forward and on track.
PaleoWest is at the forefront of technical innovation in cultural and heritage resources management
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