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What do we do

Archaeological Potential Modelling

Archaeological potential modelling is performed as part of an AOA study by an archaeologist to provide information of archaeological resource potential and distribution within a defined study area. 

Archaeological potential modelling consists of the preparation of a GIS map, indicating known archaeological sites within close proximity, sensitive areas of First Nations concern (example: trails and traditional use site locations), and assessed archaeological potential following the Archaeology Branch’s provincial standards and guidelines. The project area is rated according to assessed and varying degrees of low, moderate, or high site potential. The objectives of archaeological potential modelling are to develop a set of criteria, or rules, to describe places where archaeological sites are most likely to occur, and to apply those rules across the project area. In the absence of extensive probabilistic archaeological inventory data, model construction generally relies on existing archaeological site data, traditional use data, and the collective expertise of the study team and First Nations participants.    

These models are to be used as a tool for the developer to determine where further field studies should be applied, and should continuously be updated with the most current information for an area, and never considered absolute.

For further information on archaeological potential modelling, or for an estimate, please contact us.