Is the investigation going to hold up my construction?

The Archaeology Program strives to work with the homeowner/contractor’s schedule. Depending on current staffing levels and active projects, a minimum of two to four weeks is necessary to investigate a single-family residence. An additional eight weeks have been allotted in the Archaeology Ordinance for commercial developments, which generally are more destructive to archaeological deposits because of their size. 

Ideally, this can occur while the construction plans are going through the City's permitting process. We always recommended that property owners submit their A-14 permit application and a site plan with the location of new construction as early as possible, especially for projects within Zone I. This is usually several months prior to ground-breaking activities, thereby minimizing delay.

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1. How do I know if my construction project requires archaeological review and investigation?
2. Is the investigation going to hold up my construction?
3. How much does the archaeological review fee cost?
4. Why does archaeology take so long?
5. How do you know where to dig?
6. What kinds of things are found at an archaeological site?
7. Who owns the artifacts?
8. What is a feature?
9. What is an artifact?
10. Are the artifacts valuable?
11. Do you ever find gold?
12. Can I dig or metal detect on City-owned property?