An Archeological Survey Plan for the Pacific Islands Cluster, Pacific West Region, National Park Service: NPS Systemwide Archeological Inventory Program
Part of the Archaeology of the Western Region of the National Park Service project
The National Archeological Survey Initiative (NASI) was established to develop a Systemwide archeological Inventory Program (SAIP) which in tum should improve the National Park Service's (NPS) accountability for cultural resources. A plan for the Western Region, now called the Pacific West Region, was published in 1994 (Wells and others 1994). In 1998, the Pacific Islands Cluster archeologist and an archeologist from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center began revision of the plan for the Pacific Islands Cluster. The number of project statements eligible for SAIP funding grew from 25 in the the 1994 plan to more than 80 in this document.
The Pacific Islands Cluster has 10 park units comprising more than 279,000 acres. Archeologically the Cluster has a great deal of diversity and a large number of sites. Only two percent ofthe Cluster's lands have
been surveyed to modem standards. Approximately 2,200 archeological sites have been reported, but only 25 percent are recorded to modem standards. Twenty-two properties in the Pacific Islands Cluster are on
the National Register of Historic Places.
The site visits and project statements that form the basis for the Pacific Islands Cluster Archeological Survey Plan were undertaken in 1998. The project statements were entered into the Project Management Information System (PMIS) in 1998 so that they could be considered for funding as soon as possible. This report serves as supporting documentation for the Pacific Islands Cluster Survey plan.
The survey plan for the Pacific Islands Cluster of the Pacific West Region is not a research design for the region. Instead, it is a planning document that incorporates information from Resource Management Plans (RMPs), the Project Management Information System (PMIS), and other sources. It follows the outline and criteria proposed in the SAIP document prepared by Aubry and others (1992). Much of the data are presented in tables that appear throughout the report. The plan includes a description of park lands, a Cluster overview and a report on the status of archeological inventory for the Cluster. Strategies for inventory survey, proposed projects, and categorization of cluster priorities are discussed.
Cite this Record
An Archeological Survey Plan for the Pacific Islands Cluster, Pacific West Region, National Park Service: NPS Systemwide Archeological Inventory Program. Susan J. Wells, Robert J. Hommon. Publications in Anthropology ,76. Tucson, Arizona : Western Archeological and Conservation Center. 2000 ( tDAR id: 4335) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Q81C60
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Pacific Islands Cluster
Archaeological Feature • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Non-Domestic Structures • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Water-Related
Calendar Date: 1500 to 1950
min long: -165.322; min lat: 18.48 ; max long: -153.984; max lat: 25.721 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contributor(s): Cathy Glidden; Gregory Luna
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