HNCL is qualified in the field of palynological analysis for Palaeo-Indian or other significant site locations that contain sediment suitable for pollen preservation.
Samples can be collected from the field and brought back to the office for pollen analysis / palaeoenvironmental interpretation. Pollen grains can provide information on past climate, soils and vegetation and give an insight in to the resources and lives for past human population.
Along with performing the informative pollen analysis, Heritage North can also provide Palaeoenvironment Interpretation. Pollen grains, ecology, c-14 samples, stratification and soil depths offer information on what climate and vegetation conditions were like at a particular time and place in the geological past. This can help us to understand the environment before, after and during which the archaeological site was in use and give insights into changes that influenced settlement, social structure, technology and so forth. Although unlikely in Northeastern Canada due to soil acidity, if faunal remains are present they can also be collected and evaluated for palaeoenvironmental interpretations.