About NCC

Key Project Personnel

Nienow Cultural Consultants LLC has a key team with the ability to consistently perform in any number of archaeological contexts and environments. Although projects are often crafted with only a small group doing the work, NCC has the ability to bring their entire team to assist in research and subsequent fieldwork as needed. This is the best of all worlds with Jeremy Nienow serving in the Principal Investigator role, backed by a diverse team of technicians and specialists.We are confident we will complete a high-quality investigation within the project’s budget.

NCC is a one stop shop for archaeological / cultural resources services

Nienow Cultural Consultants provides archaeological services exclusively within the Upper Midwest with a focus on historical and industrial settings. We provide all levels of consultation from Phase Ia Literature Reviews to Phase IV Salvage projects with an emphasis on survey and evaluation. We also complete site documentation, curation, and GIS at all levels and effectively communicate with clients, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies to bring everyone to the table and speak a shared language.

NCC has a talented group of consultants who work together to work for you

Nienow Cultural Consultants is a sole proprietor, LLC led by Jeremy Nienow, PhD., RPA. Dr. Nienow is a passionate cultural resource preservation consultant and educator. He is a registered, professional archaeologist with over 25 years of experience and has met the Secretary of Interior’s standards for both prehistoric and historical archaeology for more nearly two decades. He is well known in the historical society and archaeological communities doing board service, fieldwork, public speaking, and scholarly publication. He is the Immediate Past President of the Council for Minnesota Archaeology. Beyond Dr. Nienow, NCC contracts with a talented team of subconsultants with geographical, industrial, chemical, faunal, and tribal backgrounds; the majority with advanced degrees and well respected in their own subfields.

NCC’s clients span the public, private, and education spheres

Nienow Cultural Consultants has built up a strong client base which includes the Minnesota Historical Society and several county historical societies; city and county park and recreation departments including Sherburne County and Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board; private developers across the state such as Dominium; and federal agencies including the National Park Service and the Federal Reserve Bank. These have all led to networked relationships with environmental, architectural, and construction companies throughout Minnesota including Hess, Roise and Company.

NCC has worked on a wide variety of projects similar to yours

Nienow Cultural Consultants has focused on historical and industrial projects within the Upper Midwest from the regions’ earliest fur-trade and frontier forts, to Minnesota milling and mining heyday, and beyond. Examples of recent reports include:

  • Archaeological Summary of Previously Conducted Fieldwork at the North Star Lumber Mill with Georeferenced Resource Overlays.
  • Archaeological Phase Ia Literature Review and Predictive Model Data, City of Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  • Archaeological Potential and Recommended Due Diligence for Two Additional Areas Related to the Rehabilitation of Bridge 2796 (Tenth Avenue Bridge), 10th Avenue over the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Hennepin County.
  • Phase Ia Archaeological Literature Review, Washington Avenue and Portland Avenue Block, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  • Phase I Archaeological Survey for Historic Forestville Exterior Building Preservation/Rehabilitation Project.
  • Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Granite Falls World War Memorial Park Infrastructure Improvement Project.
  • Archaeological Identification of Potential Cultural Resources, Heritage Landing Parking Ramp, Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Archaeological Excavation near Buildings 17 and 18 21HE199, Historic Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  • Archaeological Evaluation for the MNHS Revitalization Project at 21HE99, Historic Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  • Additional Archaeological Identification and Evaluation for the Upper Post Flats Development at 21HE99, Fort Snelling Upper Post, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Nienow Cultural Consultants LLC
200 East Plato Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55107