Welcome to AINW

AINW is :

  • In the business of helping you navigate the complex world of cultural resource laws and regulations in the Pacific Northwest
  • More than 30 full-time archaeologists, architectural historians, technical and support staff
  • Experienced in providing cultural resource services to many industries and sectors for more than two decades


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AINW Provides:

  • Section 106 (NHPA)
  • NEPA
  • Section 4(f)
  • State Permits
  • Cultural Resource Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural History
  • Historical Research
  • Records Reviews
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Lithic Technology
  • Blood Residue Analysis
  • Ethnographic Studies
  • And much more…

AINW’s 1st Annual MLK Day of Service Holiday a Big Success!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

AINW staff spent this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service volunteering for causes they are passionate about:

AINW volunteers at the Historic Zimmerman House

Historic Zimmerman House Museum

In keeping with their commitment to preserving Portland’s important historical landmarks, Jo, John, Terry, Nicholas, Maureen, Andrea, Shawn, Ron, Karla, Lexi, Kelley, Samantha, Jason, and Eva helped with landscaping, linen folding, inventorying, and other tasks for the Historic Zimmerman House Museum. Managed by the East County Historical Organization (ECHO), the Zimmerman House Museum is a beautiful turn-of-the-century farmhouse in East Multnomah County… and right down the street from AINW’s headquarters!

AINW volunteers at the Indian Creek Natural Area

Indian Creek Natural Area Habitat Restoration

Meghan, Lea, Colin, and Joey spent the day helping to restore the health and beauty of Portland’s natural ecosystems. They removed ivy and cleaned up at the Indian Creek Natural Area, as part of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s MLK Day Habitat Restoration.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Louis helped prepare home improvement items for the showroom at a Habitat ReStore. ReStores are home improvement stores that sell donated items, with the proceeds contributing to the work of Habitat for Humanity.

Nadaka Nature Park

Carmen spent the day at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham planting trees, as part of the Friends of Trees mission to improve urban tree canopies. Carmen’s group—the Beaver Clan—did such a good job that they got the planting done sooner than expected, and moved on to pulling ivy, blackberries, and other weeds.

Oregon Food Bank

Kristen assisted with produce bagging and quality control at the Oregon Food Bank. She also joined Hands On Greater Portland with SOLVE to pick up trash and help beautify the neighborhoods along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Video: Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership Project / Art Installation

AINW Conducts Blood Residue Analysis
on 250,000-Year-Old Tools from Jordan

AINW analyzed ancient tools from Jordan for Dr. April Nowell of the University of Victoria. The tools were from a sealed deposit that was 250,000 years old. Blood protein residues were detected on 17 analyzed tools. The positive results were from bovine, camel, duck, horse, and rhino. The technical article was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

For more information, click the links below:
National Public Radio (NPR) interview with Dr. John Fagan, AINW

Journal articles with additional information about this discovery:

Read about our Blood Residue
Analysis Services