Archaeological and Historical Investigations for Energy Facilities: A State of the Art Report

Author(s): Iroquois Research Institute

Year: 1977


This study's main objective is to inform a decision maker of the various measures available to fulfill mandated federal regulations to preserve and protect the nation's cultural resources. The State of the Art report has important revelations and admitted limitations. It identifies some of the existing bias. It reports many accomplishments of recent years but fails to establish precise dollar thresholds for certain types of cultural resources' performances. This report is biased by only considering the type of projects coming before the Federal Power Commission for a public license.

Iroquois performed its case survey by mailing out letters to various state and federal government agencies involved in cultural resources contracting, state historic preservation officers, historical societies, state archaeologists, private industrial power or pipeline companies, and to individuals involved in the cultural resources field. The letters requested information concerning Preliminary Assessment, Reconnaissance, Intensive Survey, Testing, and Salvage work. Iroquois was specifically seeking case studies which included a scope of work, successful proposal if applicable, contract cost breakdown, and a final report.

Cite this Record

Archaeological and Historical Investigations for Energy Facilities: A State of the Art Report. Iroquois Research Institute. Washington, DC: Federal Power Commission. 1977 ( tDAR id: 210373) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8210373

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -126.123; min lat: 25.165 ; max long: -66.533; max lat: 49.268 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Cecil R. Brooks; Albert A. Dekin; James C. Erlandson; Warren C. Huff; Thomas N. Jones; Charles H. LeeDecker; Bernard M. Mergen; Mary Oehrlein; Rita E. Ormasa; Robert Pasnak; Robert Eli Paul; Harold C. Petrowitz; Susan R. Slade; Douglas J. Soule; George H. Walker; Leonard R. Crook

Project Director(s): Bernard W. Poirier

Sponsor(s): Office of Energy Systems, Federal Power Commission

Prepared By(s): Iroquois Research Institute

Record Identifiers

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number(s): 77-70222

NADB document id number(s): 476089; 4058916

Contract #(s): FP-1807

NADB citation id number(s): 000000250503; 000000065603

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