Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey of Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts

Author(s): Deborah C. Cox

Year: 1982

Summary

The Westover Air Force Base archaeological reconnaissance survey has provided an opportunity to assess archaeological sensitivity of a large tract of land that offers variable ecological resources. Background research and a walkover survey enabled the researchers to classify areas of the Air Force Base on a six-point scale according to their degree of archaeological sensitivity. Areas of moderate to high sensitivity are recommended for further archaeological investigation if any construction or further land disturbance is going to occur.

This reconnaissance level survey has resulted in the delineation of archaeologically sensitive areas as well as the identification of one prehistoric and one historic site (the Drop Zone site and the Cooley Brook site). Present plans for the deaccession of the WAFB property by the U.S. Government or development of any Base property are not yet finalized. However, it is strongly recommended that an intensive archaeological survey be completed on any area that has not been severely disturbed.

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Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey of Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Deborah C. Cox. 1982 ( tDAR id: 438104) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438104

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -73.126; min lat: 42.015 ; max long: -72.07; max lat: 42.464 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): James Wilde

Contributor(s): Duncan Ritchie; Alan Leveillee; Bruce Lutz; Leonard Loparto

Principal Investigator(s): Peter F. Thorbahn

Submitted To(s): Base Contract Division, Westover Air Force Base

Record Identifiers

Project (s): WST 81-0052S

Contract(s): F19617-81-M-1002

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Contact(s): James Wilde

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