SPAR provides a range of specialist services. Our archaeological services cover a full range of field activities from reconnaissance survey and assessments to excavation. We have knowledge and experience in New Zealand heritage legislation – Historic Places Act 1993, Resource Management Act 1991 and Protected Objects Act 1975 – and provide fast and accurate advice to clients in all aspects of heritage management planning. We also provide specialist laboratory services for post-excavation analysis including zooarchaeological analysis, artefact analysis and collections management.
SPAR is a leader in New Zealand and Pacific archaeology. We have an established track record in a wide range of archaeological issues as well as extensive experience in working within the constraints of complex statutory requirements.
Our archaeological projects have ranged from small... see more
SPAR offers a wide range of services relating to the identification, management and interpretation of heritage resources. We are conversant with current heritage legislation and are able to provide expert evidence on planning issues relating to archaeology or heritage matters.
Our services range from small-scale interpretation... see more
SPAR provides services in a full range of post-excavation archaeological processing and analysis. These services draw on the resources of the world-class facilities of the Otago Archaeology Laboratories (Anthropology Department, University of Otago).
We are able to facilitate specialist services... see more