Archaeological Services

Archaeological Services

  • Assessment of Archaeological Potential / Initial Site Assessment
  • Archaeological Site Research & Documentation
  • Phase 1 Cultural Resource Studies (Phase 1A & Phase 1B)
  • Phase 2 Archaeological Investigations
  • Phase 3 Data Recovery Mitigation
  • Quarry Assessment and Investigation
  • Remediation of Human Remains
  • Telecommunications Tower Location Investigations (FCC E 106 & Form -620)
  • Guidance with Reviewing Agencies (Local, State & National)
  • Museum Curation of Cultural Materials

Historic Preservation Services

  • National / State Register of Historic Places Nominations
  • Historic Building Documentation/Resource Evaluation
  • Site Building Assessment
  • Cartographic / Historic Research
  • Archival Consultation

Archaeological Core Competencies

HVCRC's principals and staff have completed site file searches and records review for private development and utility projects utilizing the site files in the NYS OPRHP Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS), New Jersey's Historic Preservation Office (NJ HPO), Connecticut's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Pennsylvania's Bureau of Historic Preservation (BHP CRGIS), Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VT DHP), New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources (NH DHR) and the Delaware Division of Historic Preservation (DHP). HVCRC's recent projects include due diligence for property acquisition and eligibility for listing on the National Register, site file searches, the field reconnaissance and photo-documentation of Telecommunications Phase 1 Cultural Resource Surveys for FCC Form 620 & Form 621, Phase 1 Cultural Resource Surveys for feasibility studies, private development and archaeological assessments and Phase 1 surveys for County sponsored roadway expansion projects.

HVCRC archaeologists have worked with the Army Corp of Engineers and the New York State Historic Preservation Office on a variety of projects including large prehistoric quarry projects, Phase 2 and Phase 3 Data Mitigation projects for private developments and cell/radio tower construction projects. These projects involved consultations with the lead agencies to develop Letters of Resolution, Memoranda of Agreement, Data Recovery Plans and site delineation testing to define the Area of Potential Effect (APE) for relevant permits.

HVCRC archaeologists have completed single and multi-component pre-contact Phase 3 Data recovery projects, as well as Phase 2 Archaeological investigations of historic properties, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) guided investigations and Native American Burial re-interment. In urban locations the HVCRC staff have completed monitoring projects with significant subsurface impacts. These monitoring projects involved the daily observation of excavations for the reconstruction of water and gas lines.

All phases of archaeological fieldwork and report preparation in accordance with the standards set by the US Secretary of the Interior and the State Historic Preservation Office and the New York Archaeological Council. All documents and collections are maintained according to the New York State Museum Archival standards.