Preserving the Past While Advancing Wind Energy

Project Info


Ontario, Canada


One of our exceptional archaeological projects is in its final stages. Over the last five years, our archaeology group has completed the Stage 2, Stage 3, and Stage 4 archaeological assessment of 67 wind turbine locations for a client in Haldimand County, Ontario Canada, recovering over 400,000 artifacts.

Our Role

We were retained to complete the archaeological assessments as part of Ontario’s Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process. Our unique ability to utilize 6 regional offices allowed for the coordination of over 120 Golder archaeological personnel, and the successful integration of 3 separate Indigenous communities, who provided up to 20 archaeological monitors to assist in the process. Our experienced project management team and archaeologists worked with the client to meet all construction timelines for the Project. We performed archaeological construction monitoring and the complete avoidance and protection strategy of 30 Stage 4 sites which included the successful establishment of over 8 kilometers of protective fencing. Given the number of archaeological sites located it will most likely be known as one of the largest archaeological projects in Ontario, Canada history.

Our Archaeological Services

Archaeological services have been offered by Golder, in Ontario Canada, since the late 1990s. Golder’s archaeology team has extensive experience scoping and conducting field studies, analyzing artifacts, writing archaeological assessments, and performing construction monitoring. Our ability to work with clients at the early on-set of the project to schedule assessments and mitigation during the appropriate seasons and stages of the project, help our clients save money and avoid project and construction delays.

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