Since 1986, Brockington and Associates has conducted more than 3,400 archaeological projects throughout the world. Our staff includes experts in all major historic and prehistoric periods, and we are contributors to current archaeological and historical debates. We have a record of developing innovative study and interpretation programs for the scientific community as well as to the public at large.
We work with federal and state authorities to design the most efficient methods to identify significant sites that may be in a development area, a proposed highway corridor, or a federally-owned installation. We use predictive GIS models designed specifically to isolate areas of high potential for archaeological resources.
We have conducted archaeological surveys for a wide variety of clients, including government, military, utilities, private industries, developers and non-profits. We perform field survey and testing of archaeological sites in accordance with regulatory needs for cultural resources evaluation in permit considerations.
Prior to any archaeological investigation, Archival Research is carried out at all relevant archives and facilities that may house data pertinent to the project site, including the State Historic Preservation Office. Research is used to create a detailed context for the technical report and provide relevant temporal, spatial, or interpretational data. Research will also identify the known historic or prehistoric occupants in or near the project tract.
We provide management recommendations for all archaeological resources that are assessed to be potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). And, it is Brockington’s goal to gather enough data to make such initial recommendations even at the survey and inventory –level of investigation. We believe clients should be given as much information as possible with which to plan for future undertakings.
Working with clients, our detailed survey reports can assist in avoiding significant archaeological sites at the early planning stages. However, if survey and assessment identified significant archaeological sites, we coordinate closely with our clients to develop recommendations for preservation or mitigation. We carry out Data Recovery excavations and studies if site preservation is not feasible.
Following any Archaeological investigation, our work also includes the requisite laboratory cataloging and analysis and curation of artifacts. Ultimately all collected artifacts, photographs and field notes should be placed in a curation facility that meets federal standards. Our lab staff routinely works with such institutions across the country and will facilitate the process of securing the important materials in long-term storage.
Archaeological Reconnaissance, Survey and Testing
Using the information gathered in background and archival research, predictive modeling, the client’s Scope of Work, and state-specific SHPO guidelines, we use test excavations to locate, record and delineate archaeological resources, as well as assess their significance.
When a planned undertaking cannot be effectively redesigned to eliminate adverse effects on an archaeological site, large-scale excavations are sometimes warranted to collect meaningful data that may help mitigate the physical loss of the resource.
For information on our Archaeological Services, please contact Mr. Scott Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org.