Western GeoArch Research is an interdisciplinary research firm specializing in geoarchaeology, geology, soil science, paleoecological studies, and the analysis of archaeological site formation processes. Since 1986 we have provided a broad range of geological and archaeological analytical services to research institutes, government agencies, and private archaeological consulting firms in the Northwestern Plains, Rocky Mountains, Basin and Range, Columbia Plateau and Colorado Plateau.
Although many of the analytical tools used are earth science oriented, our goal is to assist in the reconstruction of cultural history, the elucidation of past lifeways, the study of cultural process, and the responsible management of cultural resources. We have established a strong record of client satisfaction by completing projects in a timely, technically sound and cost efficient manner. Western GeoArch Research's combined capabilities in cultural resource management, geomorphology, pedology, stratigraphy, Quaternary geology, site formation studies and vegetation ecology have been extensively applied to meet the diverse needs of scores of clients.
Our mission is to broaden the understanding of the region's prehistory in order to create a more complete picture of past lifeways, and aid in the protection of the cultural resources. Western GeoArch Research is committed to fully and economically integrating geoarchaeological investigations into our clients' broader management and research goals.
- GIS assisted archaeological landscape-sensitivity (site burial) forecast modeling and predictive models of resource availability
- Site formation and paleoenvironmental context background studies
- Class III geoarchaeological evaluations for National Register evaluations\106 process treatment planning
- Geoarchaeological investigations of excavated sites
- Summary of Services