About James River Institute for Archaeology

Established in 1986, JRIA is a small business with offices in Williamsburg and Fredericksburg, Virginia. We provide a full range of cultural resource management and historic preservation consulting services to clients in the private sector, non-profit organizations, and local, state, and federal government agencies in Virginia and North Carolina.

JRIA includes a diverse team of professionals with expertise in archaeology, historic research, regulatory coordination, and laboratory analysis & collections management.

With our professional partners in the fields of architectural history, GIS technology, and land surveying, JRIA is exceptionally qualified to assist our clients in meeting their obligations under federal and state historic preservation regulations in a timely and cost-effective manner.