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The U.S. Route 301 Archaeology Program in Delaware: Excavations, Historic Contexts, and Syntheses

Author(s): David Clarke ; Heidi Krofft

Year: 2016

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Summary

The Delaware Department of Transportation is in the midst of its largest public works project in over 15 years. The U.S. Route 301 project will construct 17 miles of new highway across the central portion of Delaware. The archaeology program for Section 106 compliance for this project has utilized the talents of 10 cultural resource management firms (CRM). To date the CRM firms have identified 66 archaeological sites at the Phase I level, 27 at the Phase II level and 14 were found eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The eligible sites were mitigated via traditional data recovery methods or via alternative mitigation efforts.  This paper will highlight the historic archaeology sites from the project as well as synthesize what has become an amazing case study of a successful Section 106 "Mega Project" between FHWA, DelDOT, the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office, and 10 CRM firms.


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The U.S. Route 301 Archaeology Program in Delaware: Excavations, Historic Contexts, and Syntheses. David Clarke, Heidi Krofft. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434621)


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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): 455

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