Christine Davis Consultants, Inc. (CDC) is a certified Woman-Owned Business (WBE) and Small Business Enterprise with 34 years of experience managing over 2,600 cultural resource projects. CDC performs archaeological and historic structure investigations in the region’s housing and industrial development, oil and gas, coal mining, energy, utility, and transportation industries and is highly specialized in conducting work in complex urban environments.
CDC has extensive experience with the Section 106 process as well as with the preparation of the full range of submissions required by various State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). CDC has coordinated projects with all levels of government agencies, from local municipalities to state and federal agencies. In addition, CDC has succeeded in helping non-profit and volunteer groups with historic preservation projects. CDC maintains up-to-date files of all relevant legislation and regulations regarding local, state, and national cultural resources.
CDC’s office, laboratory, and research facilities are located in the Lehner Grain and Cider Mill, a stone building constructed in 1895 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restored in 1993, the building stands 12 miles east of Pittsburgh along the east bank of the Allegheny River in Verona, Pennsylvania.
CDC has facilities and all the equipment necessary to conduct a number of concurrent projects. The main floor of the Cider Mill, with original timber frame construction, houses workstations, a computerized graphics and production workshop, conference area, and a library with over 1,000 books, maps, and other documents. A laboratory for the cleaning, cataloging, and storage of artifacts is located in the basement level of the building. A curation processing laboratory, exhibit development space, and meeting space are located on the second level of the building.
CDCs team includes registered professional archaeologists (RPAs), a geomorphologist, cultural resource managers, project managers, and historians who specialize in precontact, historic, urban, and industrial archaeology. We also have a specialist in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and AutoCAD to complete the precise and often complex mapping needed to manage significant resources. Our team members meet or exceed the federal qualifications necessary for their tasks.
CDC takes safety seriously and all staff complete internal safety training. In addition, all CDC staff have successfully completed safety training for major oil, gas, and coal companies. CDC’s safety record is exemplary.
CDC teams with a variety of subconsultants:
- Floral and Faunal Analysis
- Physical Anthropology (identification of human remains)
- Geophysical Investigation (such as ground penetrating radar and magnetometer studies)
- Large-Format Photography
- Mechanical Equipment Operations
- Carbon-14 Processing
CDCs experience and established team ensure we remain ready to succeed in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment.
As one of the first cultural resource firms in the area, Christine Davis, President of CDC, founded Christine Davis Consultants in 1985. Christine has been actively involved in cultural resource management since 1979 and holds a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Anthropology. Christine is also a Field Associate with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. From 1988 to 1990, she served as a historian for the HABS/HAER Division of the National Park Service. In this capacity, Christine performed comprehensive county-wide historical surveys and HAER documentation of the region’s historically important industrial resources. Today, Christine continues to be actively involved within the archaeological community while continuing to serve as a director and mentor to CDCs staff.