Experience Is the Key.
The team of Hayes and Monaghan brings a breadth of experience in Quaternary geology, sedimentology, pedology, archaeology, and prehistoric site formation rarely encompassed by other CRM teams.  Certainly, inclusion of our experienced team will make your proposal even more competitive.  Each with nearly 20 years of experience, Hayes and Monaghan have undertaken geographically diverse studies that required extensive regional synthesis and close integration with the Phase I, II, and III archaeological studies.  They are very versed in developing deep test strategies that accurately and cost-effectively explore for buried sites in a variety of landscapes from the valleys of the Midwest and South to the shores of the Great Lakes and Atlantic Coast.  They have worked on data recovery projects that range from Paleoindian to Contact-Historic in areas streaching from the Plains to Delaware Bay  The experiences and skills learned while completing this work will prove invaluable for any project, large or small. Based on our broad geographic and project background, we have found that geoarchaeological analysis is most productive if undertaken early in the project, during Phase I and Phase II work.  This allows the broader perspective that geological and geomorphic analyses provides to be incorporated early in the project. Please contact us to discuss the details of your project and find out what we can bring to your project.  You can download detailed vitae and resumes for Hayes and Monaghan in MS-Word, WordPerfect, and PDF formats to include in your proposal.
Cost Effectiveness Is the Goal.
Unlike other geoarchaeological firms that you may have experienced, Hayes and Monaghan aim to provide services that are both top-knotch and cost effective.   Our goal is to develop a positive, long-term relationship with our clients.  Please contact us for our current billing rates, which are among the lowest in the industry.  Furthermore, we only bill direct, time-and-material costs and charge no overhead.  We will provide very competitive, accurate cost proposals at no charge to you and can also participate with your firm in developing detailed, scientifically sound, technical research designs and proposals.

List of Services We Provide.
   Develop Cost and Technical Proposals  
We will provide very competitive, accurate cost proposals at no charge to you.  In addition, we would also be happy to participate with your firm in developing detailed, scientifically sound, technical research designs and proposals. Please note that you can download detailed vitae and resumes for Hayes and Monaghan in MS-Word, WordPerfect, and PDF formats to include in your proposal.
   Prepare Stand-alone or Integrated Reports
We recognize that the final report is one of the most important product provided by CRM firms and few have more experience in preparing reports than Hayes and Monaghan.  They have authored well over 100 reports and articles ranging from regional Phase I reports to detailed Phase III geoarchaeological syntheses.  They also commonly report their finding in scientific publications and meetings.  See the publication section in about Monaghan or about Hayes for a more detailed listing of their publications.  We are happy to produce either a stand-alone report that can be either a chapter or appendix in a final CRM report or we will work closely with archaeologists from your firm and weave the archaeological and geoarchaeological finding together.
   Conduct Field Consultations and Site Visits
Field work is the heart of effective geoarchaeological research and few firms have more experience, or more skill, than Hayes and Monaghan.  Because our only business is geoarchaeological consulting, unlike academic geoarchaeologists, we are ready to be in the field when your project needs us, not just during term breaks.  Furthermore, unlike others trained strictly as geologists or soil scientists, both Hayes and Monaghan have archaeological training and experience, so they understand the needs and problems of archaeological field work.  We can clearly and effectively communicate the issues of geoarchaeological research, such as geochemistry, regional stratigraphy, soil development and weathering to name a few, to archaeologists.  Our vast experience allows us to access just what kind of field and laboratory analyses will best answer specific archaeological questions. 
   Remote Sensing at Sites
In addition to archaeological, pedological and geological training, Hayes and Monaghan have experience in the uses of remote sensing as applied to archaeological problems.  Dr. Monaghan, for example, has had courses and training in geophysical methods of subsurface exploration, such as gravity and magnetic, gamma-ray logging, and seismic  surveys techniques.  In addition, while working closely with Louis Berger Associates, Hayes and Monaghan recently helped design the geophysical survey of the Brook Run Site (44CU122), a late Paleoindian-to-Early-Archaic site in central Virginia.  Given the rapid changes in the sophistication for most geophysical equipment, we have found that either renting state-for-the-art equipment directly or subcontracting to firms specializing to geophysical surveys is the most cost-effective approach to remote sensing.
   Perform Statistical Analyses
Hayes and Monaghan have wide experience in various statistical analytical methods and are versed in spreadsheets of all sorts (such as MS-Excel and Corel-Quatro) as well as large statistical packages like SPSS and SYSTAT.  Much of their research over the past 20 years has involved teasing information from large and otherwise confusing data sets using statistical techniques.  Importantly, they understand the questions that archaeological research asks and can proposed methods to answer those questions.
   Perform Spatial Analyses
Dr. Monaghan has received major grants from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), State of Michigan, and several local planning commissions to develop a computerized databases of subsurface geological information to map and spatially analyze such resources the coal reserves of Michigan (USGS) and the groundwater resources (State of Michigan).  He is skilled in using computerized spatial data to map and analyze all types of resources and versed in using SURFER, Surface II, as well as GIS software.  In fact, Monaghan recently receive a grant from the Michigan DOT to develop a GIS-based model that predicts the location of buried archaeological resources.  We can bring the experience and techniques learned from these projects directly to managing the kinds of information gathered during your regional or site-specific archaeological investigations.
   Develop Graphic Design and Presentations
Dr. Monaghan has developed several proprietary computer software programs for analyzing and displaying geoarchaeological information.  These include cross section displays showing the three-dimensional relationships of subsurface data and software that statistically analyzes and displays the physical, chemical, and sedimentological data from sites.  In addition he is skilled in making computerized maps from software packages such as SURFER, Surface II, and ARC-INFO.  Moreover, we are experienced in a variety of graphical presentation software packages.  We not only understand how to integrate these into reports, but also how to communicate and work with your graphics personal to smoothly transfer presentations.