Archaeology & History

Layers of the past provide a deeper context. What potential does a place have for resources?
Our efficient process ensures authentic results.

Archaeology

106 Group has successfully completed over 1,000 archaeological projects for federal, state, local, and tribal governments. Our archaeologists use proven methodologies and processes that fit your project’s needs. Whether complying with regulations or streamlining data management, we ensure the highest level of accuracy, efficiency, and technical standards in every survey.

Architectural history

National Register eligibility and HABS/HAER/HALS documentation relies on a thorough assessment of building materials and types, as well as historical significance. We are experts at documenting and evaluating historic structures, from small tract housing to large industrial complexes. Even unusual structures like sewer tunnels and grain elevators fit the bill! All five of our architectural historians meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards.

Burials &
Human Remains

Encountering human remains can be a stressful and complex situation. We provide support by consulting with appropriate agencies and tribes to comply with applicable federal or state laws. Our expertise identifying and excavating human remains guides quick, informed, and sensitive decisions regarding appropriate and respectful treatment.

Ethnographic Studies

Building relationships with Native American tribes requires cultural competency, historical knowledge, and respectful cooperation. We are very active in collaborative consultation when documenting traditional cultural properties. Areas with a deep history of occupation can benefit greatly from different perspectives and histories of Tribal members and elders. Ethnographic methods, such as interviews and participation, add depth and insight to our surveys. We understand the complexity and sensitivity of documenting traditional places in the context of regulatory requirements.

Historic Landscapes

Parks, rural communities, and mining landscapes all have rich histories—but they’re often difficult to define. We support clients by developing strategies to successfully manage historic landscapes. Our detailed inventory of natural and designed resources serves as an invaluable tool for planning communities and navigating environmental and cultural resources laws.

Historical contexts

Historical research and context development is at the heart our work. Building a historic context begins with organizing diverse histories by themes, geographical limits, and chronological time periods. Our thoughtfully written contexts provide a solid framework for evaluating properties, developing interpretive stories, and making informed planning decisions.

What we offer

  • Construction monitoring
  • Data recovery
  • Literature review and assessment
  • Mitigation documentation
    (NRHP, MHPR, HABS/HAER)
  • OSHA and New Miner certified
  • Effects analysis
  • Modeling
  • Survey and evaluation
  • TCP studies
4
OSHA Certified Archaeologists
4
Registered Professional Archaeologists
8
Staff meet Secretary of Interior's Standards

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