We appreciate that the process of commissioning an archaeological assessment can be confusing and frustrating. We are committed to understanding your goals and challenges, and providing you with clear recommendations for your project. If another contractor is a better option for you, we’ll tell you.
Archaeological assessment costs are difficult to accurately predict. Project scopes can change drastically depending on the results of a survey. We commit to open and timely communication, so that you can make the best choices for your project's timelines and budgets. Our estimates and invoices are clear, so you know exactly what you're paying for.
At Core, we recognize that each project has many stakeholders. As consulting archaeologists, we have responsibilities to you, the client, but also to all affected First Nations, and to government regulators. We also play an important stewardship role. At Core, we balance these roles to ensure a positive outcome for all stakeholders.
Archaeology is non-renewable. Once a site is destroyed, it is gone forever. While not every site can be preserved, we focus on avoidance and project redesign where possible, in order to protect sites for future generations and future scientific research.
We believe that good things come out of good relationships. We strive to build and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with regulators, First Nations, other consultants, and special interest groups.
THE CORE TEAM
Archaeologist and General Manager
With over a decade of experience in consulting archaeology in four provinces and one territory, Brett is a permit-holding archaeologist in BC's sub-arctic boreal (SAB) and interior plateau (IP) regions. He also has extensive archaeological experience in Central America. Brett has lived and worked in BC since 2014. In his off time, Brett loves hiking, sailing, biking, skiing, SCUBA diving, and virtually anything else that gets him outside. Email Brett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative and Safety Support
Jill is a professional Occupational Therapist who brings years of professional experience to her new role as Core's administrative and safety support.
In her off-time, Jill enjoys running, hiking, biking, and skiing.
Margie has been creating archaeological assessment maps for over four years, and is knowledgeable of the criteria required to meet BC, AB, and YK mapping standards. She has technical training using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and survey grade GPS to acquire high-resolution spatial data, and has ample experience with GIS analysis. When not geeking out about geomatics, she can be found exploring Canada’s great outdoors.
Cultural Services Manager and Archaeologist
Stephanie has over 10 years experience working in cultural resource and environmental management. She has worked in BC, AB, SK, MB and YK and has a diverse professional background in Traditional Knowledge studies, archaeological, and environmental assessments. The majority of her recent work has been in a project management role.
She spends her spare time running after her toddler, starting up a new homestead in rural Golden, BC and travelling to new exciting places. Email Stephanie: email@example.com
AERO AND RIPLEY
Aero and Ripley would love to provide help digging, but they haven't proven very effective at maintaining stratigraphic controls. They're charged with maintaining crew morale. Both dogs were rescued by Global Animal Lovers (GALS) in Invermere, and we are extremely glad they found their ways to us.
Resources and Partners
BC ARCHAEOLOGY BRANCH
The Branch's site has links to the governing archaeology legislation, as well as useful information for land owners and project proponents.
The BC Association of Professional Archaeologists is the professional standards and accreditation body for consulting archaeologists.
SHUSWAP INDIAN BAND
Website of the Shuswap Band, with useful information and contacts.
KTUNAXA NATION COUNCIL
The website of the Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC), with useful information and contacts.