When a project will impact a National Register eligible site, an intensive archeological study to collect detailed data about the site may be required to mitigate this impact. This type of study is referred to as a Phase III archeological data recovery.
Before a Phase III is undertaken a Data Recovery Plan must be approved by the lead agency and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). This plan outlines research questions which will guide the study, the scope of work, and plans for public outreach and the dissemination of the results.
Hartgen has extensive experience managing Phase III projects on sites of all sizes, levels of complexity, and cultural affiliation. To request a proposal for Phase III services, please contact us. If previous investigations of the site were completed by another group, please provide us with copies of all reports and correspondence from the State Historic Preservation Office.