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The Legacy Of The Minnesota Civilian Conservation Corps: Evaluating Civilian Conservation Corps Camps As Archaeological Properties

Author(s): Carrie A. Christman ; Alex H. Mattana

Year: 2015

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Summary

In 2013, Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc. (CCRG) investigated Minnesota's Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) camps as archaeological properties through funding from the Minnesota Historical Society and the Oversight Board of the Statewide Survey of Historical and Archaeological Sites (Board). The project included developing a comprehensive CCC camp database and documenting 10 Minnesota CCC camps to develop a methodology where Minnesota CCC camps could be evaluated and determined eligible under Criterion D for the National Regsiter of Historic Places (NRHP). Camps were located in State Parks, State Forests, a National Forest, and Bois Forte Reservation (CCC-Indian Division). CCRG surveyed each camp by recording features with GPS, using metal detectors, and employing minimal shovel testing. Four camps were determined to be NRHP eligible. Continuing archaeological research could examine artifact distribution and consumerism between officers and enrollees, differences amongst CCC, Indian Division, and African American CCC camps, and spatial use within the camps.


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The Legacy Of The Minnesota Civilian Conservation Corps: Evaluating Civilian Conservation Corps Camps As Archaeological Properties. Carrie A. Christman, Alex H. Mattana. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434027)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 375

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