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
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.