Cultural Resources

The Cultural Resource Services Group offers in-house services for a wide range of archaeological projects and has extensive experience completing similar work with various agencies and firms in across the Midwestern United States. Under the leadership of Don Booth, M.A., the group has a proven record of producing a high-quality product for projects of all sizes and degrees of complexity.

Cultural Resource Services include:
– Pre-project consultation
– Phase One Cultural Resource Surveys (to locate and delineate sites)
– Phase Two Cultural Resource Testing (to determine eligibility of archaeological sites for the National Register of Historic Places)
– Phase Three Mitigation (complete mitigation of an archaeological site)
– Section 106 notifications
– Construction Monitoring
– Native American consultation

SCI’s cultural resource staff includes seven archaeologists with a pool of 10 to 20 additional staff available on an as needed basis. Overall, the current crew has more than 120 years of combined archaeological field experience.


-Chief Archaeologist-
Don Booth

Don joined SCI in 2006 and has more than 25 years of experience in conducting archaeological projects in the Midwest and has taught various university courses in anthropology. He is Secretary of Interior qualified to direct projects (36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A). He has extensive experience conducting archaeological investigations on large scale projects in Missouri and Illinois, and has gained an in-depth knowledge of the prehistory and history of the region. He has also conducted work in Mexico, working for the Proyecto de Quetzalcoatl in Teotihuacan, where he excavated and studied Classic Period Mesoamerican cultures. He earned his Masters of Arts in Anthropology from Brandeis University and is affiliated with the Illinois Archaeology Survey, Society of American Archaeology, Missouri Archaeological Society, and Midwest Archaeological Conference.