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Services

ALAC projects have ranged from small-scale literature searches, surveys, and test excavations to multi-year research undertakings and National Register of Historic Places nominations.

When does your firm need the services of an archeologist or cultural resource management specialist? Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires that federal and federally assisted or licensed projects take into account the effects of their undertaking on historic properties (cultural resources). The intent of the NHPA and other federal, state, and tribal mandates is to preserve our country’s cultural and historical heritage.

We undertake all phases of Section 106 (National Historic Preservation Act) and other mandated (federal, state, and tribal) cultural resource management compliance efforts.

  • Records Search
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  • Survey
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  • Evaluation 
     
  • Mitigation
     
  • Artifact Analysis
     
  • Reports
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  • Consultations with Native American tribes, the public, other consultants, and governmental offices.
  • Development of Memoranda of Agreement
  • Preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations
  • Remote sensing
  • GIS capabilities
    All data collected in the field is recorded with Asset Survey Quality Trimble GPS units. ALAC utilizes ProXT and ProXRS GPS receivers to provide real-time, submeter accuracy. Accuracy and quality of the data is further improved through  the use of Pathfinder Office and Arcview 9.3 software. All maps and GIS data provided to clients conforms to state guidelines and GIS industry standards.
     
  • Museum and interpretive exhibits
    In addition to cultural resource management services, ALAC has designed and executed a range of museum exhibits for both private and government entities in the Upper Plains region. Some examples of our exhibit work include exhibits at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, Historic Fort Randall, Oakwood Lakes State Park, and the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Our staff brings “life” to your exhibit needs.