Eradicating Two Months of Fieldwork By Streamlining Technology
To meet a previously-impossible deadline for a land development deal that lay in direct conflict with a large, federally-regulated prehistoric archaeological site, Chronicle Heritage, operating at the time as PaleoWest, leveraged its digital Chronicle Way system. This allowed the field component of the project to be compressed from a typical 18 weeks to 10 weeks.
Moreover, the clearance report was submitted the day after fieldwork was completed and was approved by the lead federal agency, two state agencies, and tribes overseeing the project within 30 days, with Chronicle Heritage’s scientifically important work on the Hohokam village site receiving high marks all around. The project stands as the nation’s first large-scale all-digital archaeological excavation.