About Us


Alliance Archaeology provides the full range of cultural resource management investigations, including:

    Phase I:  background and literature        research and field    reconnaissance.

Phase II: site testing and National Register evaluation.

   Phase III: data recovery and project impact mitigation.

    Historic building, structures and                                                                                                    objects review.


Alliance also provides a broad range of public education and outreach programming.


Alliance Archaeology Services Inc. is owned and operated by Nikki A. Waters, M.A. Ms. Waters is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego in Oswego, New York and earned her M.A. in anthropology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  Ms. Waters began her professional career as a cultural resource staff archaeologist at Ball State University where she both participated in and completed numerous archaeological compliance investigations and assisted in several state and federal grant-funded research projects. Ms. Waters also served as a state and federal review archaeologist for the Indiana State Historic Preservation Office, and as an instructor in introductory archaeology at Ball State University. She also spent time as the senior staff archaeologist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she was responsible for all levels of cultural resource management projects in Indiana and Kentucky, as well as assisting on several additional state grant-funded research projects. Ms. Waters has also been the recipient of two archaeological research grants to continue her post-graduate study of pre-EuroAmerican contact rockshelter use.

Ms. Waters is also a full member of the Village of Fayetteville, New York Historic Preservation Board.

Ms. Waters opened the New York office of Alliance Archaeology Services Inc. in 2004 and the Indiana office in 2018.  She has over 22 years of experience in cultural resource management and instruction.

Alliance Archaeology Services Inc. is 100% woman owned and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise with the NYSDOT and the INDOT, and as a Women Business Enterprise with the State of New York.