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.
Archaeologist and General Manager
With over 15 years 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: email@example.com
Archaeologist and Safety & Operations Manager
Stephanie has over 13 years experience working in cultural resource and environmental management. She 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 two young kiddos and travelling to new exciting places.
Email Stephanie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan has over 15 years of experience in archaeological research and consulting. As well as working in British Columbia, Ryan has held archaeological permits in Alberta and Saskatchewan and worked internationally. When he is not in the field, Ryan enjoys sharing his experience and teaches on a sessional basis.
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.
We Collaborate with Experts in Many Fields
Core Heritage belongs to a network of collaborators specialized in cultural resource management, environmental sciences and other related sectors. Core has built positive relationships with these companies who have proven to meet our same high standards of service and quality. Let us know what your project needs are and we'll connect with our collaborators to be your "one stop shop".
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.
GALS is a volunteer-run animal rescue and foster home society based in Invermere, BC.
This accessible and interesting museum is also an official archaeological repository, and has extensive local archives.