With the largest private-sector cultural resource management division in the south-central United States, CMEC helps agencies, cities, counties, and other public and private entities fulfill regulatory responsibilities related to protecting archaeological and historic sites and their accompanying heritage. Embracing an interdisciplinary approach, our teams deliver expertise in architectural history, prehistoric and historic archeology, geomorphology, tribal coordination, and all other cultural resources support services. We assist through the full cycle of project development, from early coordination through survey, testing, and project completion.
CMEC’s Historic Preservation Program provides a full range of cultural resource management services across multiple client sectors. We have the expertise and depth of staff necessary to complete many project types, ranging from transportation projects requiring knowledge of complex regulatory laws and procedural experience, citywide historic resource surveys demanding efficient and accurate data collection, and well-researched and comprehensive National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations and nominations.
In early 2020, CMEC acquired Prewitt and Associates, Inc. (PAI), one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural resources firms in Texas, bringing their entire cultural resources staff roster and more than 40 years of firm experience in Central Texas to augment CMEC’s already outstanding capabilities. CMEC now maintains one of the largest private-sector archeology and history research divisions in the south-central United States. CMEC has over 300 active clients and CMEC/PAI has conducted more than 2,500 cultural resources projects, the majority located in Texas and the majority focused on regulatory clearance for public infrastructure projects.
In addition to conventional archeological subsurface testing using manual and mechanical excavations, CMEC personnel have extensive experience performing non-invasive geophysical investigations and using GIS spatial tools to evaluate the archeological probability of various soils, geologic substrates, and landforms.