The Phoenix-based digital archaeological consulting firm PaleoWest Archaeology recently acquired Achaeo-Geophysical Associates (AGA), an archaeological remote sensing and 3D aerial mapping firm. The combined firm will exploit remote sensing for its archaeology operations and offer the services to a wide range of industries, including pipeline operators.
“AGA had already developed technologies and approaches for taking archaeological aerial mapping and archaeological remote sensing in the direction we were headed,” explained PaleoWest President Tom Motsinger. “Merging our national footprint with their leading-edge technologies was a natural fit.”
Dr. Chet Walker, AGA’s founder, will become senior technologist at PaleoWest and help expand the services internationally.
“I’m excited to be part of the first full-service archaeological firm in the nation to use an all-digital project workflow system as well as 3D aerial mapping and nondestructive archaeological sensing techniques,” said Walker.
PaleoWest conducts solution-centered archaeological compliance projects for government agencies and private industry nationwide. The firm has offices in Southern California, Phoenix, the Four Corners area, Denver and New York City.