Archaeological Studies

Archival Research

Digital Cartography

Cemetery Research

National Register Nominations

Cultural Landscape Research

Specialist Services
Master Planning · Parks and Trails · Historic Districts · Cemeteries and Estates

Quality historical and archival research is a fundamental service provided by Rivanna Archaeology. The collection and analysis of archival data plays a central roll in the development of many of our research designs, our interpretation of field data, and in the evaluation of site significance. We also offer documentary research as a stand-alone service in the development of historical narratives and contexts for public and private properties. Rivanna archaeology has extensive experience working with a broad range of data sources including:
  • Repositories of Archaeological and Architectural Records
  • Historic Deeds and Plats
  • Census Data
  • Court Records
  • Aerial Photographs
  • Historic Maps
  • Topographic and Soil Maps
  • Oral Histories