Phase II Archaeological Investigation Cross/Grant/Harker House Site Proposed Ordnance Operations Building Ammunition Storage Point, Tactical Training Area 5D, Fort Dix Military Installation, New Hanover Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Author(s): Michael L. Young
In August of 1998, a Phase I archaeological investigation was conducted by Richard Grubb & Associates for Ogden Environmental and Energy Services on behalf of the Historic Preservation Office, Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army, Fort Dix, New Jersey at the site of a proposed Ordnance Operations Building, Ammunition Storage Point in Tactical Training Area 5D, Fort Dix Military Installation, New Hanover Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. The Phase I investigation recommended a Phase II evaluation-level investigation of the area surrounding a cellar hole, believed to be the remains of the nineteenth century Cross/Grant/Harker House, located in the area proposed for the Ordnance Operations Building. The Phase II fieldwork was conducted by Richard Grubb & Associates personnel between April 22 and April 30, 1999.
The purpose of the Phase II investigation is to determine the eligibility of the Cross/Grant/Harker House for Pinelands Designation and eligibility for listing under Criterion D of the National Register of Historic Places. This evaluation will be based on the synthesis of historic research, artifact analysis, and site integrity.
Fieldwork conducted during the course of the Phase II investigation consisted of the excavation of 35 shovel test pits, two 3 by 5 foot trenches, two features, and three 3 foot square test units. Fieldwork revealed that the site exhibited considerable disturbance relating to the military occupation of the area. Twentieth century military debris associated with training exercises was found at considerable depth, suggesting the excavation of foxholes and other subsurface activity. The structural features associated with the cellar hole were the only undisturbed features. Historic artifacts were quite sparse throughout the APE. The material record indicates that there are insufficient remains at this site for it to be considered eligible for Pinelands Designation, or for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
This report includes a annotated copy of the Technical proposal and cost breakdown for the Phase II Archaeological Investigation of Ammunition Storage Point at Fort Dix Military Installation.
Cite this Record
Phase II Archaeological Investigation Cross/Grant/Harker House Site Proposed Ordnance Operations Building Ammunition Storage Point, Tactical Training Area 5D, Fort Dix Military Installation, New Hanover Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. Michael L. Young. 1999 ( tDAR id: 438591) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438591
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min long: -74.606; min lat: 40.01 ; max long: -74.563; max lat: 40.03 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base
Principal Investigator(s): Michael L. Young
Sponsor(s): Fort Dix
Prepared By(s): Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc.
Submitted To(s): Ogden Environmental and Energy Services, Inc.
NADB document id number(s): 3000836
NADB citation id number(s): 000000371915
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