Preliminary Archaeological Investigation, Tank Training Areas, Tactical Training Areas 9-13, Fort Dix Military Installation, Ocean County, New Jersey

Author(s): Peter Pagoulatos

Year: 1998

Summary

In June and July of 1998, the Fort Dix Historic Preservation Office (FDHPO) completed a preliminary archaeological investigation in Tactical Training Areas (TTA) 9-13 at Fort Dix. A total of thirteen training areas encompassing about 209 acres were field inspected during this present survey by the FDHPO.

This study was performed at the request of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission (NJPC) in order to determine the presence or absence of Euro-American or Native American cultural resources in the study area, and to formulate recommendations concerning the need for further work. The purpose of such additional investigation would be to assess whether any archaeological resources on the property are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and evaluate the effect of proposed construction on any such resources.

The project area was viewed as archaeologically sensitive by the NJPC and FDHPO because of its association with well-drained soils in relatively close proximity to freshwater streams. In addition, several Native American and Euro-American sites are known to exist relatively close to the project area, according to FDHPO and NJPC site files.

Given the heavy degree of ground disturbance, the lack of evidence of Native American activity, and the recent nature of Euro-american (recent army-related) artifactual remains within the study areas, no further cultural resource investigation is recommended.

Cite this Record

Preliminary Archaeological Investigation, Tank Training Areas, Tactical Training Areas 9-13, Fort Dix Military Installation, Ocean County, New Jersey. Peter Pagoulatos. 1998 ( tDAR id: 438587) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438587

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -74.648; min lat: 40.001 ; max long: -74.578; max lat: 40.043 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Principal Investigator(s): Peter Pagoulatos

Prepared By(s): US Army Fort Dix, Historic Preservation Office

Submitted To(s): New Jersey Pinelands Commission

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