GeoEngineers developed the GeoPredict© predictive modeling tool for the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) that identifies potential archaeological sites throughout the state. The GIS-based system classifies sensitive areas using an innovative combination of statistical methods, database tools and archaeological research. The system created predictions for every 100 square feet throughout the state—a total area of more than 54,000 square miles—and identified that 11% of the study area is at high-risk for encountering archaeological resources.
By identifying potential sites in advance, planners are able to prioritize their efforts, reduce the risk to cultural resources and simplify regulatory processes.
GeoEngineers brought a range of professional skills and experience to bear on this project. Our work:
Dr. Allyson Brooks, Director
Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation