Desktop Review (DTR)
Often a good starting place, provides an preliminary overview of the archaeological potential based on previous assessments, government data bases, regional models of archaeological potential, local area knowledge, and on the ground experience.
The DTR will inform you of any known sites and areas of archaeological potential that overlap with or are found in the immediate vicinity of your proposed development. This preliminary stage will aid in determining whether or not you will need archaeologists to conduct further assessments such as Preliminary Field Reconnaissance (PFR), an Archaeological Impact Assessment (AIA) and/or if you require a Site Alteration Permit for your development. It may also provide some recommendations to guide future development strategies.
Approximate timeline: 2-4 weeks, or as agreed with one of our archaeologists.
With more than a decade of experience in the Kootenays, we are your go to source for archaeological knowledge in the region.