Cosmos is capable of conducting preliminary studies and Phase IA reconnaissance surveys prior to subsurface investigations. This is a cost and time saving approach, which meets the guidelines of both federal agencies and State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs).
- Historic Background checks for project sites
- Phase IA and IB Reconnaissance
- Intensive Survey
- Archaeological recommendations
*Phase IA investigation is intended to gather information concerning the environmental, physical, and cultural setting of a project area and to assess the probability that it contains cultural resources.
*Phase IB investigation entails a systematic inspection of the project to determine the presence or absence of archaeological remains. A variety of field methodologies are employed depending on the environmental, physical, and cultural setting of the project area.