With 50 full-time staff members working out of offices in Toronto and Burlington, ASI is the largest and most experienced archaeological consulting firm in Ontario. ASI provides a variety of services, including: complete heritage resource assessments (as part of environmental impact studies or subdivision plans review); large scale heritage planning studies; the documentation of archaeological and built heritage features on properties of proposed development; and the salvage excavation of archaeological sites.
Our staff has considerable expertise in numerous fields including:
- archaeological research, analysis and development planning
- archaeological site potential modeling
- historical research and evaluation
- built heritage and cultural landscape analysis
- development of heritage assessment criteria
- heritage resource planning processes and procedures
- community planning
- database design and use
- public consultation
- project management
Specialist analyses of zooarchaeological and paleobotanical remains recovered from archaeological sites are completed by ASI staff as well as Bioarchaeological Research and Perca Zooarchaeological Research, of Toronto, on a contract basis. Specialist analyses of human osteological remains recovered from archaeological sites are completed by ASI staff or by internationally recognized experts, on a contract basis.
Our Built Heritage, Cultural Landscape and Planning Section serves to complement our core archaeological consulting services by providing heritage conservation expertise in a number of key areas, most notably: environmental assessment, land-use planning and development activities and cultural resource management plans. As part of these activities, the Section provides project management in complex, multi-component cultural heritage projects and has particular strengths in historical research, built heritage and cultural landscape inventories, heritage conservation district studies, expert witness testimony and heritage bridge conservation.