Caribbean Area Services

Site delineation
Site delineation

The Office of Archaeological Research (OAR) has a strong tradition of scholarship, research, and cultural resource management built on 28 years of service in the Caribbean. While OAR has provided CRM services in the Caribbean since 1988, our staff have a combined 50 years of experience working from Cuba to the U.S. territories, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

OAR offers a full complement of archaeological and historic preservation services targeted to meet client needs, ranging from small, site-specific projects to large statewide surveys. Within the Caribbean, we have worked closely with private developers, government agencies, and individual landowners to provide expert guidance from our highly qualified staff. Our Caribbean projects have included statewide preservation plans, cultural resources surveys, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation and data recovery on a wide range of precolumbian and historic sites.

 

Historic structure documentation
Historic structure documentation

OAR’s mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective archaeological consulting and historic preservation services to clients in both the public and private sectors by creating innovative solutions to client-identified compliance needs. OAR has regularly received recognition for our cost effectiveness, our responsiveness to clients, our timely delivery of results, and our ability to create solutions to resolve unforeseen problems. We have also received recognition for our work documenting historic structures using HABS/HAER documentation, 3D modeling of architectural features, and photogrammetry.

OAR’s leadership sets a high standard for ethical service in our field methods and business practices, as evidenced by the over 3,000 projects that we have conducted in throughout the southeastern United States, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica. We strive to balance the completing demands of preservation and development through client-driven solutions.

 

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For more information regarding Caribbean Area Services, please contact Brooke Persons at abpersons@ua.edu or by phone at (205) 371-8716.