Phase II (Site Testing) of Four Historic Sites, McGuire Air Force, Burlington County, New Jersey

Author(s): Richard D. Holmes

Year: 1996

Summary

Mariah Associates, Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Lyndhurst, New Jersey performed Phase II site testing at four historic sites at McGuire Air Force Base in Burlington County, New Jersey. Research was undertaken as part of the cultural resource management responsibilities of the Air Mobility Command, not in anticipation of a specific project. Site testing followed an archaeological site locational survey (Headquarters Air Mobility Command 1995).

The sites date from at least the 1840s to about 1940. No intact standing structures are present. A good sample of material culture was recovered from subsurface contexts. Sites 28-Bu-458 and 28-Bu-459 are house sites associated with agriculture; they may be associated with a nearby grist mill but do not contain mill remains themselves. Cellar holes, depressions, and subsurface brick foundations exist at these sites. The North Run Refuse Scatter is a surface scatter of twentieth century trash, and it is not associated with other historic sites. Site 28-Bu-460 is a nineteenth century residence without a foundation, possibly a post-built structure; land surrounding this site is disturbed Sites 28-Bu-458 and 28-Bu-459 are recommended as being eligible for the National Register of Historic Places They relate to Pineland Resource Group "Agricultural Sites and Gristmills." Additional testing could retrieve substantial data from these sites. The North Run Refuse Scatter does not appear eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Site 28-Bu-460 may address questions of interest, but no intact subsurface deposits of significance were found. No recorded prehistoric sites are in the immediate vicinity, and none were encountered during site testing. A foundation, not previously recorded and apparently associated with a mill indicated on historic maps, was found near 28-Bu-458 (UTM: 535280E/4432280N).

Cite this Record

Phase II (Site Testing) of Four Historic Sites, McGuire Air Force, Burlington County, New Jersey. Richard D. Holmes. 1996 ( tDAR id: 438553) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438553

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1840 to 1940

Spatial Coverage

min long: -74.936; min lat: 39.802 ; max long: -74.074; max lat: 40.242 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base

Contributor(s): New Jersey Pinelands Commission; Frederick T Barker; K. Lynn Berry; Donna Murphy; Lori Rhodes

Principal Investigator(s): Richard D. Holmes

Sponsor(s): Mariah Associates, Inc.

Submitted To(s): U.S. Air Force/ Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District

Record Identifiers

Delivery Order(s): 45

Project(s): 01735-0453

Contract(s): DACA63-92-D-0011

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Contact(s): Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base