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A CULTURAL RESEARCH FIRM

Est. 1999

RECONSTRUCTING THE PAST

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ABOUT LEGACY RESEARCH

Legacy Research is a woman-owned cultural resource consulting firm located in Durham, North Carolina. The company has over 14 years of experience helping clients comply with state and federal legislation that protects significant cultural resources.


Deborah Joy is the owner and Principal Investigator of Legacy Research. She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and has an MA from Duke University that focused on Native American studies.


The company has been certified by the US Small Business Administration, the Department of Veteran's Affairs, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.


OUR STAFF

Legacy Research provides a team of highly qualified and experienced archaeologists and historians who specialize in identifying and evaluating historic and prehistoric sites. When needed, other specialists, such as architectural historians, geomorphologists, paleobotonists, and underwater archaeologists are subcontracted for their professional expertise. Recognized laboratories for radiocarbon dating and special analysis (lithic, ceramics, floral, faunal, and pollen) are utilized as needed. Legacy maintains or has access to all field and lab equipment, including heavy earth-moving machinery, needed to successfully conduct cultural resource investigations.


Investigations are supervised by Deborah Joy, MA, RPA. She has over 20 years of experience conducting archaeological investigations in the southeastern US and Caribbean and is experienced in all levels of investigation: cultural resource surveys, site testing and evaluation, data recovery, and construction monitoring. Prior to Legacy, she was a staff archaeologist at the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and in that capacity conducted numerous studies for road improvement and bridge replacement projects, as well as intensive background research studies for multi-lane new location roadways.


Ms. Joy also has experience producing environmental documents. She has received training from the General Services Administration for Federal Projects and Historic Preservation, from the Federal Highway Administration in Project Development and Environmental Documentation. Her Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) experience includes contributions for cultural resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir Operations System and for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Relicensing of the Drum-Spaulding and Yuba-Bear Projects in California.


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SERVICES

Legacy Research is dedicated to providing clients with professional cultural resource management services. The following is a list of services that we can provide.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONITORING, SURVEYING, TESTING, AND DATA RECOVERY

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTATION

LANDSCAPE STUDIES: LAND-USE HISTORY

CULTURAL HISTORY RESEARCH STUDIES

TRIBAL CONSULTATION

ORAL HISTORY

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES EVALUATIONS AND NOMINATIONS

ARCHIVAL, DEED, AND GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANNING

PREDICTIVE MODELING

MITIGATION PLANS

GIS MAPPING

EXPERIENCE

Legacy Research can provide a wide range of cultural resource, environmental management, and GIS services. We collect, analyze, and interpret data to meet our client’s needs and regulatory agency requirements. Our work is conducted according to professional standards established in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation (Federal Register 48).

The following list of project types highlights our experience.

 

Road and Bridge Construction

Hydroelectric Licensing

Environmental Planning for Parks and Land Trusts

Wetland Restoration and Stream Relocation

Utility Planning

Land Development and Management

CLIENTS

Legacy Research is highly regarded for quality work and attentive service that assists clients through the environmental compliance process. The company has worked for the Department of Transportation in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, as well as many engineering firms in the eastern United States. Legacy has also conducted grant-funded archaeological research investigations through the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund and contract-funded historic preservation work for the US National Forest, Federal Aviation Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Legacy’s client list also includes regional and county agencies, land developers, private firms, and individuals.

CERTIFICATIONS

Legacy Research is a Woman-Owned Small Business, holding several certifications:

 

SBA’s WOSB Federal Contract Program as an EDWOSB

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in North Carolina

Small Professional Services Firm (SPSF) in North Carolina

 

Legacy Research is also a member of the American Cultural Resources Association.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?CONTACT US

djoy@legacy-research.com
PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
3333 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite A-100, Durham, NC 27707

MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 51007, Durham, NC 27717
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