Upper Voltaire Mixed Use Historic Artifact Analysis and Curation Project
The Upper Voltaire Mixed Use Project consisted of infill construction of 28 residential condominiums and six commercial units as a mixed-use development on a one-acre parcel in the Point Loma neighborhood of the City of San Diego. PanGIS Senior staff and lab personnel conducted artifact analysis, report preparation, and curation activities related to the Upper Voltaire Mixed Use Project.
Scope of Work:
Per CEQA, the Lead Agency (City of San Diego), determined the need for artifact collection, curation, and documentation. The pre-construction survey, construction monitoring, and data recovery yielded ten buckets of historic-era artifacts. Each artifact was cleaned, photographed, cataloged, and prepared for curation following San Diego Archaeological Center guidelines.
Artifacts were analyzed using Stephen Van Wormer’s historic artifact analysis system, including activity group classification, development of functional artifact profiles, and bottled product and culinary bottle analysis. PanGIS Senior Staff authored the Historic Artifact Analysis report and facilitated curation of the assemblage at the San Diego Archaeological Center.