Archaeology, historical research

SEM has expanded to include a comprehensive line of historic resources and archaeological services to meet the demand of various development and research projects in the province.

Services provided include expertise in Precontact and Historic-Period archaeology, as well as archival, documentary and other related types of background research, overview and detailed impact assessments, and development of historic resources mitigation and management plans.

Impact assessment Newfoundland

SEM’s services in the Archaeology and Historic Resources include:

•Historic resources overview and impact assessments in accordance with provincial legislation (Historic Resources Act, 1985);

•Archival / historic documentation review and analysis (including historic and contemporary correspondence, maps and photographs) as well as other types of related background research;

•Archaeological inventories and land surveys, involving visual assessment, and subsurface test pitting and recording;

•Aerial photography and imagery analysis;

•Archaeological excavation for research and mitigative purposes;

•Historic resource management and protection plans for archaeological sites and other types of historic properties and structures;

•Informant interviewing for archaeological research and land-use studies;

•Ethno-archaeological studies;

•Historic resources and archaeological training and awareness programs for construction teams and community development groups and students.