TERRA provides professional archaeological consulting services throughout British Columbia. Our work is conducted at the request of First Nations, federal and provincial government agencies and ministries, private sector corporations, and private land owners. Project scope ranges from single lot developments to large, multi-year projects such as major highway and transmission corridors, mine development, pipelines, and other broad land base projects.
Terra’s team of archaeologists is made up of highly motivated professionals who have a keen interest in uncovering and understanding the past. An overriding respect for heritage resources ensures that Terra’s efficient completion of archaeological studies includes the ultimate protection of the resource. Our obligation to uphold the Heritage Conservation Act of British Columbia and our obligation to work in our client’s best interest is a challenge we consistently meet.
Terra’s staff archaeologists possess degrees in archaeology or anthropology and have significant practical field experience throughout the province. Many of our senior staff members are eligible permit holders and field directors who have extensive experience managing projects. Several staff members are professional members of the British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPA). In additional to our full time archaeological staff we regularly hire other discipline specialists as required. We also make it our practice to hire local First Nation community members to assist with projects. Many of these assistants have worked alongside our archaeologists on a regular basis and contribute their energy, knowledge, and skills to successful project completion. In cases where no experienced assistants are available from the local First Nation community, we provide an on-the-job orientation to field archaeology to enable new assistants to be active, contributing participants.