About Us

Curation of Cultural Materials

Hudson Valley Cultural Resource Consultants, Ltd.

Hudson Valley Cultural Resource Consultants (HVCRC) is a fully qualified Cultural Resource Management firm located in the Hudson River Valley in New York State. The archaeologists with HVCRC have a combined experience of more than thirty years completing cultural resource surveys in the northeastern United States. HVCRC has guided engineering, environmental and planning firms as well as local utility, government, private and not-for-profit clients through all phases of the cultural resource management process. HVCRC is a New York State Certified Women's Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

HVCRC has completed more than fifty cultural resource surveys within the Hudson Valley, with more than one hundred completed within New York State. HVCRC's Principal Investigator is a board member with the New York State Archaeological Council, a Registered Professional Archaeologist, and has been approved by State Historic Preservation offices to complete surveys within the northeastern United States. All HVCRC archaeologists meet the standards set forth by the Secretary of the Interior.

Beth Selig

Beth Selig, MA is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. For over 20 years, she has worked in the field of Cultural Resource Management in New York State. Ms. Selig received her Master's degree Liberal Studies from Empire State College, where her research focused on nineteenth century cultural contexts, and her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University at Albany. In addition she is studying Historic Preservation with Boston Architectural College.

Her research centers on the cultural elements and ethos of the nineteenth century, with a particular focus on the immigrant working class and the Hudson Valley Region. Ms. Selig is a member of the New York State Archaeological Council, and a member of the Society for American Archaeology. She meets the Secretary of the Interior's Qualifications Standards as a professional archaeologist.

HVCRC Professional and Academic Affiliations

  • Archaeological Conservancy
  • New York Archaeological Council
  • Register of Professional Archaeologist
  • Society for Historical Archaeology