Our Company

Atlatl Archaeology was born in 2013, through a clear need for cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology that operated in an equitable way. At the heart of Atlatl, we strive to have clients understand their heritage resource obligations and complete their work in an efficient manner through clear and transparent communication. We routinely satisfy a range of stakeholders’ interests from Historic Resource Impact Assessments to First Nations Consultations, Water Quality Sampling to Culvert Sizing, Protein Residue Analysis to Wood Charcoal Identification. We are uniquely qualified to offer these services due to our exceptional staff that boast focused training, advanced degrees, and years of experience in industry and academic archaeology.

Based out of Lethbridge, Alberta, we routinely work throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as occasionally in Manitoba. Additionally, our staff have diverse, worldwide archaeological experience with projects from Israel to Peru. At Atlatl, we have honed our services to offer both standardized reports outlining clear results while catering to our clients in addressing exactly what they need. Our laboratory analysts communicate directly with clients and coworkers to ensure analyses are completed on time and within budget to produce standardized, complementary, and quality work. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time, to see how Atlatl Archaeology can assist you with whatever your archaeological project may need.

Atlatl would like to acknowledge that our work takes us throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba – the ancestral and unceded territory of the people of Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5 Adhesion, 6, 7, 8, and 10 as well as the Métis homeland.  We would like to acknowledge the importance of the lands we share and call home. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility in improving relationships between Nations and to improving our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures. Their histories, languages, and cultures have and continue to enrich our communities. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and consider how we can move forward in a spirit of truth, reconciliation, and collaboration.