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Understanding the Battlefield Terrain: Components of the Battlefield Archeological Landscape

Author(s): Kristen L. McMasters

Year: 2016

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Since its inception, the ABPP has made over 559 planning grants with over $18 million available to preservation professionals for the long term care of battlefield resources.  Approximately 40% of those funds have driven both underwater and terrestrial archeological projects since 1996.  The vast majority of those battlefield projects have centered on resource identification, inventory, assessment and setting boundaries for aggressive resource protection.  A system of identification of the military terrain has been established by the ABPP for battlefield identification of arcehological resources, landscape organization and historical documentation understanding.  This system, referred to as KOCOA, was first developed by the military and can be applied to historical engagements through time.  This paper will highlight some of the ABPP's reserach in battlefield archeology, the organizing concepts of KOCOA and how they are used by the ABPP and throughout the Nation.

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Understanding the Battlefield Terrain: Components of the Battlefield Archeological Landscape. Kristen L. McMasters. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434400)


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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): 144

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