The archaeological services division of Paterson Group provides archaeological consulting services prior to land development projects. Our philosophy is to find innovative solutions in a project sensitive manner that accrues maximum benefit to the client all while upholding the highest quality of archaeological services. Our highly qualified staff of professionals enables us to provide complete archaeological services from advice, to initial assessments, to mitigation, and from the smallest survey to a full scale excavation, all in a cost effective manner. Whether it is a full scale excavation, artifact analysis, or project mapping, the Paterson Group can help devise unique solutions to complex cultural resource issues.

  • Stage 1 to 4 Archaeological Investigations

  • Work within Provincial or Federal regulations

  • Historic background research

  • Topographic survey

  • Excavation survey

  • Burial site investigations

  • Photography

  • GIS design and implementation

  • Spatial analysis

  • Development of master plans and archaeological potential modelling

  • Design of digital archaeological recording solutions

  • Museum installations and exhibits, interpretive displays, and plaque design

  • Program development for public education and academic institutions

  • Professional artifact and site photography

  • Cartography, graphic design, and illustration

  • Heritage recording via drone aerial imagery

  • Heritage Assessments

  • Underwater surveys and recording 

Fort Henry
Heritage Recording
Late Archaic Point
Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 3
Stage 4
Artifact photos
Historic Dam
Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill
Fort Henry
Barrack Hill Cemetery
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 3

In the News

Recent archeological digs outside some of the main buildings in the Parliamentary precinct have turned up tens of thousands of artifacts from the early 19th century.

When human remains were found beneath Queen Street during water main work last fall, the discovery wasn’t a surprise to those in the know about where Bytown’s dead were buried.

More human remains are expected to be found as Queen Street water main work progresses but there’s now a plan in place for moving the bones that had been there for more than a century.

They were working to build Ottawa’s future.

They found a fascinating piece of its past.

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