Data Recovery

When resource avoidance and/or protection in place are not possible, data recovery excavation is a form of site mitigation. Professional AHS staff have designed and conducted data recovery projects in the Columbia Plateau, Great Basin, and the Northwest Coast at a variety of prehistoric and historic site types.

Photo of a dig site. There is a square hole in the middle with a stripped pole denoting where it is.
Close up photo of a worker's hands holding excavated materials. Another worker is working the background.
Photo of workers digging in a site. There is a large blue tarp where workers are putting what they dig up on.