Cultural Resource Management on Military Land

Part of: Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)

This poster symposium will highlight archaeological sites on military land and the fieldwork that has been conducted on these lands. The Department of Defense manages over 21 million acres of land and in turn, 110,000 formally recorded archaeological sites. These agencies and individual installations must comply with all federal regulations concerning our nation's heritage and resources. Archaeological sites located on military lands range from the precontact of 13,000 years ago to historic sites of 50 years, and they all have significance in our nation's heritage and military history. These sites must be managed in accordance with federal regulations which are essential in the field of cultural resource management, while not hindering the mission and training of our United States soldiers. The posters in this session will seek to highlight the types of archaeological sites found on military lands, fieldwork that has been conducted, and the obstacles that cultural resource professionals face when managing our country's historic resources while maintaining the mission of the United States military.

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  • The Capture of John Wilkes Booth (2015)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Brian Glusing. Kay Simpson.

    After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the ill-fated escape effort of John Wilkes Booth ended in Virginia on the doorstep of Richard Garrett, where Booth was shot by pursuing federal forces and died on April 26, 1865. Garrett’s Farm, frequently the subject of Booth-related intrigue, was purchased in 1940 by the U.S. Army and is part of Fort A.P. Hill, an Army training installation. Although Garrett’s house and other structures are long gone, the former Garrett house site is now...

  • "Got Data, Now What?": Fort Carson's Steps Toward Addressing Data Gaps in Archaeological Research (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer Kolise. Pamela Miller.

    For several decades, the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Fort Carson, Colorado, has had an active cultural resources management program, resulting in the documentation of over 8,000 archaeological resources. The known archaeological resources represent every period of human occupation from the Paleoindian period to the present. Site types include cache sites, open/sheltered camps, village sites, game drive sites, rock art panels, quarries, historical ranch complexes, historical trails, historical...

  • "Left Behind": The Transition of a Farming Community Into Camp Atterbury (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Abramo.

    On 6 January 1942, the United States Army announced that it would build a 40,000 acre training camp in rural central Indiana. The residents of the farming community were given less than six months before they were displaced from their ancestral land for the construction of the camp. Once gone, several hundred vacated farmsteads were left behind. These farmsteads were demolished and would in 50 years time become archaeological sites. This poster will highlight some of the historic archaeological...

  • More than a picture: Experiments in Terrestrial Lidar documentation in archaeological and architectural management at Texas Army National Guard (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristen Mt. Joy. Laura Carbajal. David Rolbiecki. Mark Hinojosa.

    Texas Army National Guard is responsible for management of archaeological and historical buildings at several locations across the state. In order to more effectively integrate preservation concerns into the many internal systems of the Guard's organization, the Cultural Resources team has been reaching out to other departments for expertise and access to technology. This poster summarizes the efforts to utilize terrestrial LiDar not only for detailed documentation of historic properties, but...