Established in 1986, JRIA is a registered small (micro) consulting firm with offices in Williamsburg and Fredericksburg, Virginia, which provides a full range of archaeological research, cultural resource management, and historic preservation services to diverse clients throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.
JRIA has considerable experience in performing all phases of archaeological fieldwork, analysis, and report preparation to assist clients in meeting local, state, and federal cultural resource management regulations.
Our archaeological services include:
JRIA has the expertise to perform archival, documentary, cartographic, photographic, and oral history research to support a wide array of projects.
Our research services include:
JRIA is committed to assisting clients navigate the various cultural resource regulatory processes at the local, state, and federal level.
Our regulatory coordination services include:
JRIA's laboratory facility is located in our Williamsburg office, with 250 square feet of operating wet laboratory space for initial cleaning and sorting of artifacts, and over 1,600 square feet of archaeological/dry laboratory area for artifact analysis and temporary storage. The wet laboratory, in addition to the normal artifact-processing requirements of sinks, sediment traps, and drying racks, contains a wide variety of analytical and scientific equipment.
Laboratory and collections management services include:
Carter Braxton wine bottle seal
Newington Plantation, King & Queen County, Virginia
JRIA offers a qualified, efficient, diverse team of professionals to serve a wide variety of clients. All senior staff members hold advanced degrees in anthropology, history, or related fields, have completed Advisory Council on Historic Preservation courses on historic preservation law regulations, particularly as related to Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and all are members of the Register of Professional Archaeologists. All field directors and supervisory staff are highly trained and hold Master’s degrees in anthropology/archaeology.
Sword basket hilt, ca. 1600-1625