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Since 1998 Cascadia Archaeology LLC has provided cultural resource management services regarding historic and prehistoric archaeological resources and the built environment to enable public and private sector clients to achieve their cultural resource preservation goals and regulatory responsibilities.  

Cascadia Archaeology’s senior staff has been a team since 2005 and has over many decades of combined cultural resource management experience. Our team’s familiarity and expertise makes us flexible in responding to the technical needs of our clients in a timely manner and capable of completing most analyses in-house. Our specialized personnel are expert in Pacific Northwest region archaeology, history, ethnography, ethnohistory, and paleoenvironments, geoarchaeology, lithic analysis, and faunal analysis.

Services provided to clients include, but are not limited to:

  • Archaeological surveys and historic structure surveys
  • Inventory of historic properties and archaeological resources
  • Development of cultural resource mitigation and management plans
  • Section 106 recommendations of eligibility and effect
  • Predictive and geoarchaeological models
  • Archaeological monitoring of construction
  • Archaeological remediation
  • Archaeological testing and data recovery excavation
  • Technical reports on cultural resources, including those used in Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
  • Research designs
  • Cultural resource, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric overviews
  • Scientific illustration
  • Public education and interpretation

Brief History 

Cascadia was established in 1998 by Dr. Randall Schalk as a veteran-owned sole proprietorship. His experience in both academic and consulting settings has emphasized bridging the gap that can exist between archaeological research and resource management. Consistent with this perspective, Cascadia Archaeology has a strong commitment to producing archaeologically useful data, furthering both the intent and the letter of applicable antiquities-related laws.

In 2009, Cascadia Archaeology became a limited liability corporation (LLC) with Schalk as director and the same goals and standards as its previous incarnation. The senior members of Cascadia Archaeology have a combined 75+ years of archaeological experience working with federal, state, and local governments, as well as private sector clients. Projects are completed under Federal, State, and Tribal regional jurisdictions. We are qualified to work under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Washington State Executive Order 05-05 and related cultural resource preservation laws.