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Geophysical Investigaitons at Fort Larned National Historic Site, 14PA305, Pawnee County, Kansas

Author(s): Steven De Vore

Year: 2017

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Summary

During April 2016, archeologists from the National Park Service conducted a geophysical investigation within the core and cemetery areas of the Fort Larned site.  Fort Larned served as the base of military operations against the hostile Plains Indians and for the protection of commerce along the eastern part of the Santa Fe Trail during the 1860s and 1870s.  The 2016 geophysical investigations included a magnetic survey of the core area and cemetery, as well as a ground penetrating radar survey of the cemetery.  Additional magnetic surveys of the core area were conducted in 2009 and 2010. The results of the geophysical survey indicated the use of the fort during its period of operation, use as a farm after it’s decommission in the late 1800s and 1900s, and park activities after the site was designated a National Historic Site in 1864.  


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Geophysical Investigaitons at Fort Larned National Historic Site, 14PA305, Pawnee County, Kansas. Steven De Vore. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435565)


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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): 367

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