Looking For an Archaeologist ... Historian ...
We can help, so ... welcome! We're very glad you stopped by.
Here are some important facts about us and our business services. We've also
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Archaeology Fun Facts
Are you looking
for an archaeologist, a historian, or other type of certified, experienced cultural resources consultant to help you complete
your environmental assessments or permit review?
AF Consultants specializes in providing archaeological
and historical surveys, research, site assessments, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and
documentation services. We proudly offer cost-effective historic preservation solutions
to both private and public sector clients seeking tax credits and permit
A trusted source of quality guidance, training, expert
testimony, and documentation for over 30 years in the Carolinas and Georgia, we can assist you quickly and effectively.
What About . . .
Experience ... cost-consciousness ... plain talk ...
professionalism ... timely response.
Yes, we've got you covered for all that ... plus something
else that may give your bids a competitive edge. Since 1976, our company has been the only small, woman-owned business
specializing in South Carolina archaeology and cultural resource management (CRM).
We were also the first private WBE/DBE and 8(a) certified
contractor to offer these services in either South Carolina or North Carolina.
Costs and reliability? We work "smart" to keep our fees reasonable through cost-efficient
methods. While we apply flexibility in fulfilling your project requirements, we also insure you a "clean" review product by
following established state and federal guidelines for archaeological and historical work. Over three decades of positive
work relationships at the state and federal levels ... and understanding of cultural review documents ... also allows us to
shepherd your project smoothly through CRM consultation. We help you understand what may be unfamiliar requirements, such
as Memoranda of Agreement, preservation easements, National Register nominations,
and investigative reports.
Should We Protect Remnants of Our Past?
How You Benefit
Heritage tourism leads to community enrichment on
many levels. We can help you be a "good neighbor" and integrate historical and archaeological findings into your project's
promotional and exhibit plans.
We're always on call during your project, from start to finish. Whether you need
assessment overviews, resource background checks, and historical research ... or on-site
archaeological surveys, site testing, and data recovery excavations, we keep you closely informed
of our findings.
In short, we believe that we can best serve
our clients' interests by providing high-quality archaeological work that closely follows federal and state agency guidelines. We focus
on meeting our clients' deadlines and scheduling requirements. We conduct all our work cost-efficiently
and we bill at fair prices. Our staff and associates are well-educated professionals who deserve compensation commensurate
with that of other technical professionals, and we make every effort to provide all associates and employees with
a safe and pleasant working environment with open lines of communication.
Hotline Q/A from SC State Historic Preservation Office
Need to evaluate ruins or
archaeological remnants in your right-of-way? Before you start clearing or new construction, contact us:
6546 Haley Drive
Columbia SC 29206
afconsultants2 at earthlink.net
A Good Choice
Aside from our technical expertise in terrestrial archaelogy
-- survey, site testing, and/or data recovery -- our educational seminars and workshops cover a broad range of related
topics, including keynote speeches, informational summaries, and training programs customized for the needs of business groups,
land managers, project planners, and school teachers. Our handbook, Archaeology for Business People,
is a uniquely friendly guide for developers and planners that has received enthusiastic reviews (and frequent use) across
the entire US.
So, whether you're another consultant or planner looking for a cultural resource specialist ... a developer looking
for archaeological or above-ground inventory surveys to comply with state or federal permits ... a rehabber seeking a National
Register nomination for a building credit ... an A/E firm with a backlog of cultural resource background checks ... or a staff
manager looking for technical training in cultural resource management, CONTACT US.
We do it all!
Resources for Historic Structures
Certifications & Professional Affiliations
As a SC- and NC-certified Small Woman-Owned
Business (SWOB), we are proud to be members of the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) and National Small
Business Association (NSBA). Our principals are certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists
(RPA), and are members of the Council of SC Professional Archaeologists (COSCAPA) and
the NC Archaeological Council (NCAC).