Iowa (State / Territory) (Geographic Keyword)
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In 1837 the Ioway Indians drew a map to bring to treaty talks with the United States government. The 1837 Ioway Map project uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help extract cultural, archaeological, and historical information from this rare document. Centered on what is now the state of Iowa, the 1837 map shows 51 rivers, nine lakes, 23 villages, and over two dozen important Ioway Indian trails.
The Antiquities Act
This project includes documents related to the history and historical background of the Antiquities Act and its implementation during the century since its enactment. The Antiquities Act was signed into law in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. The history of American conservation often is told in terms of legal milestones, and rightly so. An environmental activist working to expand a local park, a historic preservationist trying to save a cherished old building, a volunteer working on a...
Archaeological Collection Sampling and Discard Protocols (Legacy 16-789)
This project developed guidance on how to slow the growth in volume of materials requiring long-term curation and allow for future efficient management of collections of undetermined, little or no research potential. Guidance is given to relate collection management plans to associated project research designs. These guidelines should be distributed to DoD cultural resources subject matter experts and cultural resources managers for implementation. The best practices presented would be...
Cosmology in the New World
This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.
Digital Archive of Archaeological Documents Related to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas
This project, created by Digital Antiquity under contract with the United States Air Force, contains documents and other resources from archaeological research conducted at Dyess Air Force Base (Dyess AFB). Dyess AFB, established in 1942 as Abilene Army Air Base (AAB), is a B1-Bomber base on 6,409-acre located in the southwest corner of Abilene, TX in Taylor County. The archaeology of the Taylor County area dates the human occupation of the area from about 12,500 B.C. into the present. ...
Federal Archeology Program Description and Analysis
This project includes a variety of products related to the archeological activities carried out by or required by Federal agencies. The agencies include land managing agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management or the National Park Service. Other agencies carry out or fund development activities, such as the Federal Highway Administration or the Bureau of Reclamation. Some agencies focus on regulatory activities, such as licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. All of...
The Gast Farm Project
The Gast Farm project was an interdisciplinary investigation of the archaeological and paleoecological deposits from two alluvial fans along the western edge of the Mississippi River valley in southeastern Iowa. Controlled surface collections and limited excavations were conducted from 1990-1994. The Gast Farm site included a large Havana Hopewell component as well as a substantial initial Late Woodland Weaver ring midden locus. Smaller Early Woodland (Marion) and late Late Woodland artifact...
A Historical look at American Archeology
This project was set up by ASU undergraduate Aaron Deguzman for a individual study project that he did with FPMcManamon in the Spring semester of 2011. Included are digital copies of some of the historic publications he read and some of his written summaries and assessments of these readings. The following two paragraphs are Aaron's statement of what he hoped to get out of the readings course. What I'd like to study is the history of archeology with an emphasis on the public outlook on...
Jobs in American Archaeology
Jobs in American Archaeology is a project that looks at some of the job conditions of archaeologists in the United States. The project looks at data from 1999 to present.
Nationwide Context and Evaluation Methodology for Farmstead and Ranch Historic Sites and Historic Archaeological Sites on DoD Property (Legacy 17-837)
This project developed a methodology for efficiently identifying the best examples of historic farmstead sites, and also those sites that are least likely to be deemed eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It details testing the applicability of the methodology to regions across the country. Regional historic contexts were created to assist in the determination of “typical” farmsteads.
Perry Creek Associated Documentation
The MCX-CMAC utilizes the standard archival practice of unique naming of the collections. The purpose of this is to avoid redundant and confusing collection names commonly found with archaeological investigations. Therefore, this collection is referred to as "Perry Creek Associated Documentation.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is one and one half linear feet. In 1972, the Corps of Engineers was planning...
Secretary of the Interior's Reports to Congress on the Federal Archeological Program
This project contains copies of each The Secretary of the Interior reports to Congress about the archaeological activities and programs carried out or contracted for by federal agencies.The reports covers activities to recover, protect, and preserve archaeological sites, collections, and data. The Secretary's Report to Congress on the Federal Archeology Program provides yearly overviews of the range of activities undertaken by agencies as part of the programmatic Federal stewardship of...
Vietnam War: Medical Research, Treatment, and Training on U.S. Military Installations Vietnam Historic Context Subtheme (Legacy 18-518)
This project identifies resource types associated with medical research, training, and treatment during the Vietnam War and provides a context to evaluate these resources’ historical significance.
Vietnam War: Pilot and Air Support Training on U.S. Military Installations Historic Context Subtheme (Legacy 17-835A)
This project provides a historic context and building typology for facilities on DoD installations that specifically supported pilot and air support training during the Vietnam War, 1962-1975.