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  1. February 28th, 2008
    Launch of the New Website!

Services and Facilities


  1. Surveys and Inventories
  2. Subsurface Evaluations
  3. Data Recovery/Mitigation Excavations
  4. Excavation Monitoring Programs
  5. Historic Map Research
  6. Detailed CRM Plans and Research Designs
  7. Database Management


The Institute is housed in the first floor of Brock Hall on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The 2400 sq. ft. facility includes offices, display cases, laboratory, and a collections and equipment storage room located in an adjacent building. Equipment maintained by the Institute has enabled it to address all levels of cultural resource management projects, from documentary overviews to Phase III data collection/mitigation. The most recent acquisition has been a Topcon total station and data collector. The Institute's laboratory is well equipped to handle processing and analysis of extensive excavated collections. In addition to possessing equipment for simple cleaning, sorting, classification, and cataloging procedures, the laboratory contains large volume electrolytic cleaning tanks used for conservation of metals recovered on historic domestic, military, and industrial sites. A fully-equipped drafting table and photographic copy stand permit the Institute to perform its own layout and art work for report production. Excepting specialized printing services, the Institute has in-house resources for the production of camera-ready copy. The Institute maintains two Macintosh microcomputers and software for web access and for text, graphics, and data processing and statistical analysis. In addition to its in-house facilities, the Institute has access to the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography's microcomputer lab and to the University of Tennessee computing services, including the UTC campus Hewlett-Packard mainframe computer.