Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc. (AINW), founded in June, 1989, provides the full spectrum of cultural resource consulting services to both public and private sector clients in the Pacific Northwest. For over three decades, AINW has conducted more than 3,000 cultural resource projects that encompass the breadth of cultural resource disciplines: archaeology, architectural history, history, and ethnography. Most of these projects have been done to meet the compliance regulations of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and documentation for Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and for local and state agency review of development and energy projects.
AINW also conducts lithic analysis for other firms and provides training in lithic technology. AINW’s blood residue analysis laboratory has conducted several hundred individual studies in the past two decades.
AINW’s staff of approximately 30 employees includes more than 20 professional archaeologists, architectural historians, and historians. These include staff specialists in faunal analysis, human osteology, lithic analysis, historic artifact analysis, and specialists in blood residue analysis, GIS/graphics, and report production. Supporting all is our very capable administrative staff.