Archaeological Resources Reconnaissance Survey Information in Support of: 2005 Hanscom Field Environmental Status & Planning Report

Author(s): Jennifer Bonner Banister; Holly Herbster

Year: 2006


PAL, on behalf of Rizzo Associates (Rizzo), is assisting the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) with the preparation of the Hanscom Field 2005 Environmental Status and Planning Report (ESPR) as an update of the Hanscom Field 2000 ESPR. L.G. Hanscom Field is Massachusetts’ premier general aviation airport and serves as a general aviation reliever to Logan International Airport with niche commercial service. Flanscom Field is located in the towns of Bedford, Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln, Massachusetts. A portion of the Minute Man National Historical Park (MMNHP), which is owned by the National Park Service (NPS), lies adjacent to Hanscom Field. The study area also includes 16 Traffic Study Areas (TSA) located at various road intersections adjacent to and outside of the Hanscom Field boundaries. The following report presents the results of an archaeological reconnaissance survey of Hanscom Field. The reconnaissance survey was conducted within the Hanscom Field property boundaries and within a 200-foot radius of each traffic study area.

The primary objectives of the survey were to identify the locations of documented archaeological sites and archaeologically sensitive areas within the Hanscom Field study area, and to provide recommendations regarding the management of known and potential archaeological resources within the property. An architectural reconnaissance survey and report were also completed by PAL as part of this planning effort (Adams et al. 2006).

The reconnaissance survey resulted in the collection of information relating to the history and current condition of the Hanscom Field study area, including the 16 TSAs. The survey provided baseline data about the locations and types of archaeological resources that are known and expected to be present in the study area. This information can be used by Massport in the 2005 ESPR and for future land management and planning purposes at Hanscom Field.

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Archaeological Resources Reconnaissance Survey Information in Support of: 2005 Hanscom Field Environmental Status & Planning Report, 2. Jennifer Bonner Banister, Holly Herbster. 2006 ( tDAR id: 438522) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438522

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -71.306; min lat: 42.458 ; max long: -71.264; max lat: 42.475 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Hanscom Air Force Base

Principal Investigator(s): Holly Herbster

Collaborator(s): Rizzo Associates

Landowner(s): Hanscom Field

Prepared By(s): PAL

Submitted To(s): Massachusetts Port Authority

Record Identifiers

PAL Report No.(s): 1857-2

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