Avon Park Air Force Range Archaeology Archive - Documents, Images, and other Data

Part of: US Air Force Archaeology and Cultural Resources Archive

Collection of documents, data, and images generated from and/or related to archaeological resource and investigations on the Avon Park Air Force Range in Florida. The collection was created by tDAR under contract with the USAF and is intended to organize documents, images, and other data from Avon Park AFR. Some of the digital resources are organized under projects, which group together documents, etc. from particular investigations or related to certain sites or parts of the base. Other digital objects are included individually. Due to the potential sensitive information included in these documents, users that wish to access documents and images without redaction should contact the cultural resources office at Avon Park AFR.

The Avon Park Air Force Range is an active military training installation. Access to the Range is restricted. Excavation of archaeological sites can be performed only by professional archaeologist and only with a federal permit. Persons found vandalizing sites on the range will be prosecuted under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act to the fullest extent of the law. Persons found digging in human burial sites will be prosecuted under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Furthermore, it is not uncommon to encounter live ordinance and when activated these can cause serious injury and even death. Therefore, it is both illegal and dangerous for unauthorized personnel to enter Avon Park Air Force Range in search of archaeological sites or artifacts.


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Avon Park AFR Architectural and General Base History
  • Avon Park AFR Architectural and General Base History
    PROJECT Avon Park Air Force Range. Park T. DeVane. Kelly Nolte. US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. Virgil Roy Beasley. Marsha Prior. United States Air Force History Office and Museums Program.

    This project contains documents relating to both the architectural and the general history of the Avon Park Air Force Range. The documents range from amateur histories of the air force range to Historic American Engineering Record-like documentation.

  • HAER-Like Documentation of Airfield, Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida (2011)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text L. Knott. D. McVarish. C. Osborn.

    As part of Section 106 mitigation for the Avon Park Air Force Range World War II Airfield, HAER-like Level II documentation was performed. Documentation included large-format photographs, reduced plans, and a narrative history. Thirteen different components to the airfield were documented and the importance of the airfield to advancements in aviation military strategy were noted.

  • A History of the Lands Composing the Avon Park Bombing Range (1983)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Park T. DeVane.

    Giving an intimate history of the lands composing the Avon Park Bombing Range, this report is the result of the Avon Park Air Force Range participating in a program to identify and protect historic sites on government lands, particularly those located on their Air Force Range. Although the activities in the area may not have been significant within the definition of federal and state laws, installation personnel felt that sites of local interest should be identified and described. Without this...

Avon Park AFR Environmental Assessments and Management Plans
  • Avon Park AFR Environmental Assessments and Management Plans
    PROJECT Acquisition and Restoration Council.

    This project contains documents relating to both environmental assessments and management plans for the Avon Park Air Force Range, MacDill Air Force Base, and surrounding nature preserves.

  • Final Environmental Assessment for Renovating and Remodeling the Bravo Central and Charlie Flank Towers at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Environmental Flight.

    The Bravo Central and Charlie Flank Towers score air-to-ground deliveries of ordnance on bombing and gunnery ranges. In addition to routine maintenance, one or more of the towers have their handrails, roofs, windows, and catwalk walking surfaces replaced. Doors and catwalks are added to the Charlie Flank Towers while the window awnings are replaced. All of the towers’ interiors are remodeled to house new electronic equipment. The Florida State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) concurs with...

  • Final Environmental Impact Statement of the Proposed Coastal Management Program for the State of Florida (1981)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Office of Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department of Commerce. Florida Office of Coastal Management, Department of Environmental Regulation.

    This document was submitted by the State of Florida, as its Coastal Management Program, to the Office of Coastal Zone Management for approval. Approval would allow program administrative grants to be awarded to the state, and would require that Federal actions be consistent with the Program. This document includes a copy of the Program (Part II) which is a comprehensive management program for coastal land and water use activities. The FCMP consists of numerous policies on diverse management...

Avon Park Air Force Range Cold War Survey
  • Avon Park Air Force Range Cold War Survey
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Kathy Couturier

    Documents and images relating to the Avon Park Air Force Range Cold War Survey prepared by Geo-Marine, Inc. for Avon Park Air Force Range.

  • Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey Photographs: Avon Park Air Force Range (2007)
    IMAGE Uploaded by: Kathy Couturier

    Photographs detailing Avon Park Air Force Range from Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey. Photos were taken by Geo-Marine, Inc. January, 2007 and include spotting towers, observation towers, general storage building, range control house and traffic check house. Detailed information on each structure and facility can be found in the document: "Avon Park Air Force Range: Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey" (tDAR id: 391320).

  • Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey Photographs: Avon Park Airfield, I (2007)
    IMAGE Uploaded by: Kathy Couturier

    Photographs detailing Avon Park Airfield from Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey. Photos were taken by Geo-Marine, Inc. January, 2007 and include a civil engineer maintenance building, auditorium, electronic warfare facility, vehicle service rack, vehicle maintenance shop, water storage tank, observation tower, segregated storage magazine, fire station, maintenance hangar and communications facility. Detailed information on each structure and facility can be found in the...

  • Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey Photographs: Avon Park Airfield, II (2007)
    IMAGE Uploaded by: Kathy Couturier

    Photographs detailing Avon Park Airfield from Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey. Photos were taken by Geo-Marine, Inc. January, 2007 and include civil engineer maintenance, medical storage facility, oil storage, officers quarters for nurses, automotive hobby shop, range support facility, dormitory, recreation facility, visiting officers quarters, MWR administrative supply, civil engineer administration, civil engineer storage and an electric power station. Detailed...

  • Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey Photographs: Bravo Range (2007)
    IMAGE Geo-Marine, Inc..

    Photographs detailing the Bravo Range from Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey. Configured by the Air Force in 1951, Bravo Range is one of the individual ranges located at Avon Park Range. Photos were taken by Geo-Marine, Inc. January, 2007 and include a bomb circle, bladed circle, strafe pit, and tactical target.

  • Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey Photographs: Foxtrot Range (2007)
    IMAGE Geo-Marine, Inc..

    Photographs detailing the Foxtrot Range from Avon Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey. Configured by the Air Force in 1951, Foxtrot Range is one of the individual ranges located at Avon Park Range. Photos were taken by Geo-Marine, Inc. January, 2007 and include an airfield complex, industrial complex, tactical complex, target stock and truck parking.

  • Avon Park Air Force Range: Cold War Summary (2009)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Geo-Marine, Inc..

    This document is a brief summary detailing the historic milestones and developments of Avon Park Air Force Range. Cold War Missions are summarized and the establishment of departments, facilities and ranges are also recognized. The document includes database definitions for cell contents found in the Avon Park Air Force Range Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey (tDAR id: 391320) located in the “Avon Park Air Force Range Cold War Survey” project. The project also includes photographs detailing...

  • Avon Park Air Force Range: Cold War-Era Historic Property Survey (2009)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Geo-Marine, Inc..

    This database accompanies the Avon Park Air Force Range: Cold War Summary (tDAR id: 391321), detailing the facilities, sites and historic properties included in the report. The facility number, street number, street, architect, original drawing number, original building name, category summary, inception date, original building/site use, NRHP status, integrity summary, installation/installation ID and building structure notes are all included in this database for each facility and site in the...

  • Avon Park Cold War Data (2013)
    DATASET Uploaded by: Kathy Couturier

    Located 75 miles from MacDill Air Force Base and about six miles east-northeast of Avon Park, Florida, Avon Park Air Force Range originated as a bombing and gunnery range in December 1941. Neighboring the range was an installation known as Avon Park Army Air Field and Avon Park Army Air Base. In 1946, Avon Park Army Air Field was largely unoccupied, kept on stand-by status as a satellite of MacDill. By 1947, most of its buildings and structures had been disposed. The Continental Air Forces...

Avon Park Parson's Survey: Sites 8HG880, 8HG881, 8HG882
  • Avon Park Parson's Survey: Sites 8HG880, 8HG881, 8HG882
    PROJECT United States Air Force Air Combat Command. Stevens J. Sanderson. Stevens J. Sanderson.

    Phase I and Phase II investigations of three sites on Avon Park Air Force Air Force Range.

  • Phase I Archaeological Survey, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text J. Sanderson Stevens. Dennis Knepper. Madeleine Pappas. Irvy R. Quitmeyer.

    This report presents the results of a Phase I cultural resource survey of 6,000 contiguous acres on the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highlands counties, in central Florida. The work was conducted by Parsons Engineering Science, Inc.,under contract with the United States Air Force Air Combat Command acting for the APAFR. The purpose of the activity was to provide a document for use by the APAFR in managing cultural resources in partial fulfillment of its obligations under the...

  • Phase II Archaeological Site Evaluation: Sites 8HG880, 8HG881, 8HG882, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Kathy Couturier

    In a continuing effort to comply with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida, conducted Phase II archaeological evaluation of three sites, 8HG880, 8HG881 and 8HG882, located along Kissimmee River. The evaluations were contracted through Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia, and Moody AFB, Georgia, and fieldwork was conducted in February of 2001. Prehistoric and historic period components are present at each site. Based...

Communication and Miscellaneous Individual Resources
  • Archaeological and Geomorphological Investigations at the Avon Park Air Force Range, Highlands and Polk Counties, Florida (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael Wilder. Charles D. Frederick.

    This report presents the results of Phase I and II archaeological investigations on the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highlands counties, Florida. This work was conducted by Geo-Marine, Inc. (GMI), under a contract (DACA63-99-D-0010, Delivery Orders 059, 060 and 065) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, acting on behalf of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and APAFR. The purpose of this study is to provide the APAFR with data for use in the management of its...

  • Archaeological monitoring of monitoring well installation, Keen Dip Vat Site, Polk County, Florida (1995)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert J. Austin.

    The Keen Dip Vat site (Florida Site File Number 8P0994) is located near the center of Section 33, T3 1S, R30E on the Avon Park Air Force Range in Polk County, Florida . It is the location of an early 20th century homestead and a later cattle dipping station. The site is associated with the Keen family who were active in the cattle ranching industry in Polk and Highlands Counties. The main components of the site are the preserved remains of the dipping station which include a concrete dip vat,...

  • Archaeological Site Identification Survey of 3,384 in the Avon Park Air Force Range (2005)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Brent M. Handley. Michael A. Arbuthnot. Christopher T. Savage.

    Environmental Services, Inc. (ESI) was contracted by Ecology and Environmental, Inc. to conduct a cultural resource assessment survey of 3,384 acres of the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAPR), located in Highlands and Polk Counties, Florida. This archaeological investigation was performed to assist Ecology and Environmental, Inc. and the Southwest Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command in complying with state and federal guidelines.The goal of the survey was to locate, delineate, identify...

  • An Archaeological Survey of the Proposed X Range Construction Project Area, Avon Park Air Force Range, Highlands County, Florida (1983)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark J. Brooks.

    This survey of the proposed X Range Construction project area at the Avon Park Air Force Range (AFR) was performed in response to MacDill Air Force Base (AFB) Requisition No. F08602-83-Q2561 with amendments, and Contract No. F08602-83-M2170. The survey area is in Highlands County and consists of approximately 2,400 acres. A twenty-five percent sample of the approximately 1200 acres of surveyable land (not underwater) was undertaken. The proposed target area locations and areas adjacent to the...

  • Assessment and Documentation of Cultural Resources of the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, State Park, Okeechobee County, Florida (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Christine Newman. Melissa Memory. Brenda Swann.

    In 1997 the C.A.R.L. Archaeological Survey began their survey and assessment of the cultural resources on the Kissimmee Prairie State Buffer Preserve. Since this date, several trips have been made to the property that have resulted in the identification and documentation of nineteen archaeological and historical sites on the property. The C.A.R.L. Survey identified sixteen sites, and the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc. recorded three sites. Although this is a significant number,...

  • Avon Park Air Force Range: Ceramic Data Appendix (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Tiffany Osburn. Michael Wilder. Lisa O'Steen. Brandi M. Carrier Jones.

    This document contains ceramic and zooarchaeological data Florida archaeological site forms appendices and from sites on the Avon Park Air Force Range.

  • Avon Park Air Force Range: Cultural Resources Inventory and Assessment (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Geo-Marine, Inc..

    This report presents the results of cultural resources investigations conducted on 6,800 noncontiguous acres on Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highlands counties, Florida. The investigations consisted of a Phase I cultural resources survey, a predictive model for locating prehistoric cultural resources in the form of a land stratification structure, a World War II historic context, and historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Level IV documentation of extant World War II...

  • Avon Park Air Force Range: Phase I and Phase II Investigations on Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Brandi M. Carrier Jones. Martha Doty Freeman. Amy L. Burkholder.

    This report presents the results of a Phase I cultural resources survey and archaeological inventory of 1,334.6 ac (540.9 ha) on Avon Park Air Force Range in Polk and Highlands counties, Florida, and the results of Phase II documentation, investigation, and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility determination of five archaeological sites. The Phase I survey resulted in the discovery of three archaeological sites (8HG1107, 8HG1108, 8PO7011) and five isolated archaeological...

  • Avon Park Air Force Range: Phase I Survey of Selected Areas and Phase II Testing at Site 8HG20/8HG27, 8PO1007, and 8PO6084, 2008-2009 (2009)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Virgil Roy Beasley. Christopher J. Shepard. Alisa Pettitt. Matthew Gill. Brynn Torelli.

    During the winter of 2008–2009, Geo-Marine, Inc., conducted cultural resources survey and site evaluations at Avon Park Air Force Range in Polk and Highlands counties, Florida. Investigations included a Phase I archaeological survey of eight selected, noncontiguous tracts in five different areas covering approximately 1,580 acres. Survey was based on previously determined zones of high, medium, and low probability for archaeological sites, with the goal of identifying all cultural resources...

  • Final Report: Phase I Archaeological Survey, Management Units 7,8,9,10,11,12 and Main Base, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text J. Sanderson Stevens. Susan Hathaway.

    Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. (Parsons) conducted a Phase I archaeological survey of ca.2,811 acres during the winter of 2001. Johnna Thackston Technical Project Manager--TPM) and Peg Margosian (Avon Park AFR GIS Specialist) selected areas for the survey. The purpose of the survey is to assist A von Park Air force Range in their completion with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. as amended. The survey, which included portions of Management Units 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,...

  • Management Summary Phase I and II Archeological Investigations on the Avon Park Air Force Range (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael Wilder.

    Geo Marine, Inc. conducted Phase I and II archaeological investigations on the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) from February 2 through June 24, 2004. These investigations were conducted under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District and the U.S. Air Force. The purpose of these investigations is to assist the Air Force with the management of cultural resources as delineated under the National Historic Preservation Act, including Sections 106 and 110, and Air Force...

  • National Register of Historic Place Multiple Property Documentation Form for the Archaeological and Historical Resources of the Avon Park Air Force Range (1994) (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert J. Austin. Laura Weant.

    The Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) contains a diverse array of cultural resources that span the entire period of human occupation of the Kissimmee River Valley. Documented sites range in date from the Archaic period (ca. 6500-500 B.C.) through the first half of the 20th century. Most of the documented periods of occupation of the APAFR are represented by prehistoric and historic period archaeological sites that have been determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register (NR) of...

  • Phase I and Phase II Archaeological Investigations, Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Tiffany Osburn. Michael Wilder. Lisa O'Steen. Brandi M. Carrier Jones.

    This report presents the results of Phase I and Phase II archaeological investigations on Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highlands counties, Florida. This work was conducted by Geo-Marine, Inc. (GMI) under a contract (DACA63-00-D-0006, Delivery Order 0036) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, acting on behalf of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and APAFR. The purpose of this study is to provide the APAFR with data for use in the management of its cultural...

  • Phase I Archaeological Investigation of 2,707.47 Acres on Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida (2012)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jennifer Elam. Brandi Carrier Jones. Amy Burkholder.

    This report presents the results of Phase I archaeological investigations of 2707.47 acres on Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highland counties, Florida. The purpose of this study is to provide the APAFR with data for use in the management of its cultural resources in partial fulfillment of its obligations under the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable cultural resources legislation. The Phase I survey resulted in the discovery of ten newly identified...

  • Phase I Archaeological Survey Management Unit 10A, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text J. Sanderson Stevens. Dennis Knepper. Carter Shields.

    This survey consisted of a Phase I archaeological survey of Management Unit 1 OA, ca. 3,400 acres, located in the extreme southeast comer of the facility. The purpose of the survey was to assist APAFR in compliance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and various Air Force regulations. Topographic relief is minimal and open hammocks and grasslands are the dominant vegetation in the vicinity of the river. Various flatwood communities dominate~...

  • Phase I Archaeological Survey Management Units 1,2,7,8,11,11A,12, and 13, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Kathy Couturier

    In a continuing effort to comply with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida, conducted two Phase I archaeological surveys, in the Fall of 1998 and in the Spring of 1999. The surveys were contracted through Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia, and Moody AFB, Georgia. One survey, conducted in November and December of 1998, investigated a 5,700 acre (2,307 hectare) portion of Management Units 1 and 2. The second survey...

  • Phase I Archaeological Survey of 1835 Acres, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text J. Sanderson Stevens. Bradley M. Mueller.

    Parsons, Inc. (Parsons) was contracted by Headquarters Air Combat Command (HQ ACC) on behalf of Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR), Florida and Moody Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia to conduct a Phase I archaeological survey of approximately 1,835 acres (743 hectares). The purpose of the survey was to assist APAFR in compliance with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended; Air Force Instruction 32-7065; and other state, federal, and Department of Defense...

  • Phase I Archaeological Survey of 4,147.1 acres, and Phase II Site Evaluations at 8HG24, 8HG767, and 8PO3405, Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Avon Park, Florida (2005)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Headquarters Air Combat Command. Parsons Engineering Science, Inc..

    In 2004, Headquarters Air Combat Command (HQ ACC) conducted a Phase I archaeological survey and Phase II evaluations at three previously documented sites within the boundaries of Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR). Between January 5, 2004 and February 27, 2004, a pedestrian and shovel test survey was completed of approximately 4,147.1 acres (1,678.3 ha) in the central part of the property. The acreage was stratified as high, medium, and low probability areas, as defined by a previously prepared...

  • Phase I Cultural Resources Assessment Survey of a Proposed Borrow Pond, Avon Park Air Force Range, Highlands County (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Ronald I. Grayson.

    This report presents the results of a Phase I Cultural Resources Assessment Survey of approximately sixteen acres on Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Highlands county. Previously, a 45 acre parcel adjacent to the current survey was investigated by Geo-Marine, Inc. for a potential borrow pit. The purpose of this survey was to identify any cultural resources within the project area that had not been previously surveyed which might be affected the excavation of a borrow pit and subsequent...

  • Phase I Cultural Resources Assessment Survey of The Semiannual JIFE Mortar Firing Points, Avon Park Air Force Range, Highlands and Polk Counties (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Ronald I. Grayson.

    This report presents the results of a Phase I Cultural Resources Assessment Survey of approximately fifteen acres on Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highlands counties. The purpose of this survey was to identify any cultural resources within the project area which might be affected by scheduled ongoing training missions at APAFR. Field investigations of the project area consisted of historic documentary research, review of previous survey results, an intensive walkover, and 5...

  • Pre-Survey Report for the Proposed Avon Park Range Sub-Complex "X", Environmental Analysis, Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida (1983)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text JRB Associates.

    The use of the Avon Park range has increased steadily with time, leaving insufficient time for range maintenance. This has led to the proposal to construct a new range sub-complex within the boundary of the Avon Park Air Force Range. This document covers the findings of an environmental analysis pre-survey of the proposed range sub-complex and its alternatives on the Avon Park Air Force Range.

  • Prehistoric and Early Historic Settlement in the Kissimmee River Valley: An Archaeological Survey of the the Avon Park Air Force Base (1987)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert J. Austin.

    Orignally the information in this record was migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. NADB-R records consist of a document citation and limited other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. In 2013, as part of a project done for the US Air Force, digital curators of the Center for Digital Antiquity updated the original record by adding a digital copy of the article described and more detailed metadata. The article...

  • Preliminary Cultural Resource Assessment Survey of the Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida (1986)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert J. Austin. Jacquelyn G. Piper.

    A preliminary cultural resource assessment survey was conducted of the 106,210 acre Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida. The purpose of the survey was to provide base level data on the types, distribution, and potential significance of archaeological and historic period sites located on the APAFR. An extensive literature search and a systematic field survey were conducted by Piper Archaeological Research, Inc. A total of 37 archaeological sites were located...