Facilities

AHS’s offices and laboratories are housed in a 1934 brick Colonial Revival building in Storrs, opposite the University of Connecticut’s Technology Park. Our two-acre parcel includes a three-bay garage for equipment and vehicle storage, and custom artifact storage and flotation processing space.

Office

The firm’s headquarters has 4,000 square feet of office space, as well as laboratories for artifact processing and curation. A network of 16 work stations connected to a server managed by information technology specialists, plus computerized scanning and document preparation equipment, allows for efficient in-house production of reports.

Information Management

AHS maintains state-of-the-art technologies in data collection and analysis. Our network provides access to our site-based artifact database. It also allows multiple staff members to collaborate in data analysis and report preparation, increasing efficiency and quality control. Engineering data is imported and exported in a variety of GIS and CAD formats. Other capabilities include web-development tools, graphic design, and publication software. AHS maintains an extensive reference library, with thousands of reports, articles, and other data generated from CRM investigations completed over several decades. Our reference collection includes a wide selection of primary and secondary sources on archaeology, architectural history, local and regional history, state and federal historic preservation laws and regulations, and cultural resource management.

Curation Facilities

AHS has over 1,000 square feet of secured curation space for artifacts. The facility contains shelving for storage in acid-free and waterproof boxes. AHS provides short-term and long-term storage for state agencies and private clients. Data and artifacts stored at AHS are available to archaeologists, students, and other qualified individuals interested in using the materials for research. 

Field Equipment

AHS is equipped for all major field tasks. Field equipment includes vehicles, total stations and digital transits, data collectors, GIS-enabled cameras, and standard excavation, recording, photographic and metal-detecting equipment to support concurrent operation of field projects.