Locating and identifying submerged prehistoric sites as part of CRM

Author(s): Daniel Hughes; Grady Caulk; Wendy Weaver

Year: 2015


Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires Federal agencies like the US Army Corps of Engineers to make a reasonable good faith effort to consider the effects of their undertakings on historic properties. The Jacksonville District of the Corps of Engineers has been conducting underwater cultural resource surveys since the 1970’s. While the potential for prehistoric sites has always been considered, technological advances have allowed us to improve our ability to evaluate the potential for underwater projects to impact prehistoric sites. This paper will discuss the methods that the Jacksonville District uses in searching for and identifying prehistoric sites. This will include discussions of the use of contractors, including contracting requirements and review. The interpretation of data, as well as using geotechnical cores to sample deeply buried surfaces.

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Locating and identifying submerged prehistoric sites as part of CRM. Grady Caulk, Daniel Hughes, Wendy Weaver. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397154)


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