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Developing A Minimally Invasive Protocol For Assessing Site Eligibility On The North Training Area, Camp Guernsey, Wyoming

Author(s): William Eckerle ; Kenneth Cannon ; Jonathan Peart ; Molly CANNON ; Paul Santarone

Year: 2015

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The North Training Area of Camp Guernsey is located within the Hartville Uplift of eastern Wyoming, an area rich in archaeological resources particularly extensive formations of toolstone quality raw materials. Because of the potential for live training exercises to impact cultural resources, the Wyoming National Guard proposed the development of an experimental testing protocol of selected sites using minimally invasive methodologies that included geophysics and small diameter auger probes. Minimally invasive testing was proposed for sample areas within a range of site types from a variety of landforms to assess the National Register of Historic Places significance of these areas within a landscape framework. Results of the project assess the utility of nested geophysical survey methodologies and flighted, hollow stem and hand-bucket auger techniques to test linkages between geomorphic setting and archaeologically preserved materials in order to answer questions about past human behavior in this dynamic landscape.

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Developing A Minimally Invasive Protocol For Assessing Site Eligibility On The North Training Area, Camp Guernsey, Wyoming. Kenneth Cannon, William Eckerle, Molly CANNON, Jonathan Peart, Paul Santarone. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397772)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America