Serving the atlantic region
      Specializing in archaeological excavations     
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When selecting your contractor, you should consider a company with experience, dedication to quality and one that is committed to doing it safe and right the first time. 

Selecting the right company and operator makes all the difference.  With over five years experiences on numerous archaeological sites and 20 years in the excavation business in the Mid-Atlantic, MRM's staff has an unparalleled understanding in safely aiding archaeologists conduct the following operations:

Plowzone Stripping -
"Equipped with a sharp, flat steel collar, the machine leaves a crisp clean surface which is then refined with a flat-bladed shovel and trowels to reveal disturbances to the underlying subsoil, both cultural (such as pits and post holes) and non-cultural (such as trees and animal burrows)." From Delaware's Route 301 Archaeology Blog August 20, 2012. 

"By using MRM's specialized collared bucket we were able to reduce the number of archaeological monitors from three to one, freeing them up to work elsewhere on the site!" Wm. Liebeknecht, RPA, Hunter Research, Inc.


The Creation of Access Roads -
Not all sites are in areas with easy access to roads.  Sometimes access roads need to be created with the assistance of heavy machinery.

Site Drainage -
By assessing the terrain MRM staff will engineer the best way to drain your site of water from rainstorms and melting snow.

Deep Geomorphological Test Trenches -
Excavations geared towards better understanding the underlying geology of the site.  Deep trenches are stepped or sloped  to OSHA standards for safe entry and exit.

Excavation of Deep Shaft Features -
"At the Cardon Holton site we almost made it to the bottom of the well using conventional hand excavation but with two feet left to go the side walls from the original cone of excavation started to fissure and made further investigations unsafe. With assistance from the backhoe we were able to retrieve the four corner posts and the plank sidewalls. " From Delaware's Route 301 Archaeology Blog September 17, 2012. 

Urban Excavations -
MRM has the capabilities to cut, remove and restore concrete or asphalt to permit access for subsurface testing.

Backfilling -
The use of a backhoe (and on larger sites a dump truck) is cost effective, efficient and fast for both Phase II and Data Recoveries.

EqEquipped with a sharp, flat steel collar, the machine leaves a crisp clean surface which is then refined with a flat-bladed shovel and trowels to reveal disturbances to the underlying subsoil, both cultural (such as pits and post holes) and non-cultural (such as trees and animal burrows).uipped with a sharp, flat steel collar, the machine leaves a crisp clean surface which is then refined with a flat-bladed shovel and trowels to reveal disturbances to the underlying subsoil, both cultural (such as pits and post holes) and non-cultural (such as trees and animal burrows).
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