Procedures & Documentation

  1. Documentation of Findings is Key
  2. Investigation
  3. Soil Excavation & Artifacts

Volunteers Screening and Recovering Artifacts

Any investigation undertaken by the City's Archaeology Division follows certain protocols, which are established in a manual entitled "Grasping the Past: Understanding Archaeology in the City of St. Augustine, Florida" (1992). 

Permit & Site Map

All projects begin after an A-14 Archaeological Permit and a site map showing where construction will occur have been submitted by the property owner and/or contractor to the City's Planning and Building Department. 

Site Inspection & Review

This is followed by a site inspection and a review of existing historical and archaeological documents to determine what archaeological remains may be present on the property. Afterward, an appropriate data recovery response is designed.