Depending on the source of project funding, permitting necessities, and land ownership, development projects can fall under the jurisdiction of local development codes, the Antiquities Code of Texas, or Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The incidental discovery of archaeological materials during construction can mushroom into costly compliance delays that can greatly impact project completion. Raba Kistner’s many resources, including an archaeological processing laboratory, extensive Graphic Information System-capacity, precise sub-meter mapping capacity (Leica mapping system and GPS units), ground-penetrating radar, and other equipment and laboratories, may be used to satisfy such compliance requirements.

Archaeology/Cultural Resources include:

  • Archival and Historic Background Research
  • File and Literature Search
  • Land Use Studies
  • Standing Structure Surveys
  • National Register of Historic Places Nominations
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Geomorphological Investigations
  • Phase I Pedestrian Surveys (Reconnaissance, Pedestrian, and Intensive Surveys)
  • Phase II National Register of Historic Places Eligibility Testing
  • Phase III Data Recovery Investigations
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Laboratory Processing Curation Preparation
  • Cemetery Relocations
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