Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Hanover Lake Dam Project Area, Fort Dix, Burlington County, New Jersey, Part 1 and 2

Summary

Part 1 of this report documents the methods, results, and conclusions of a Phase I Archaeological Survey at the Hanover Lake Dam area of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Dix (USATCFD), Burlington County, New Jersey. Conducted by the Cultural Resources Group of Kise Straw & Kolodner, Inc. (KSK) in May 2001, this survey was performed for AMEC, the base’s environmental consultant. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the presence or absence of potentially significant prehistoric and/or historical cultural resources deposits within three areas adjacent to the western portion of Hanover Lake and the Hanover Furnace historical site where dam renovations and lead contaminated soil removal will be conducted. Collection and analysis of this information constitutes the first stage of compliance with Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA).

Part 2 of this report documents the supplemental Phase I and Phase II archaeological investigations of a portion or the Hanover Dam and Hanover Furnace area (28-BU-514) at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Dix (USATCFD), Burlington County, New Jersey that were conducted between September 16 and October 4, 2002 by the Cultural Resources Group of Kise Straw & Kolodner, Inc. (KSK). This investigation was performed for AMEC, the Base’s environmental consultant, and was conducted in order to identify any potentially significant cultural resources in the Hanover Lake Dam vicinity prior to the proposed renovation of the dam itself, as well as the remediation of areas of lead contaminated soil.

This additional archaeological testing was carried out to address the concerns expressed in the review comments received from the NJ DEP/NJ SHPO (09.20.01) on the work previously conducted at the project area that was documented in Part I of this report. The comments stated that: 1) portions of the APE were omitted from the testing regime and that “additional Phase I and Phase II of the APE will be necessary”; 2) that the Phase I testing conducted APE at the 50 test interval in Areas #1 and #2 of the APE was not tight enough to capture potentially intact historic midden deposits associated with the Hanover Furnace Complex that may be located in these areas; and, 3) that a Smithsonian number should be assigned to the site. The work documented in this report (Part II) was done to address the concerns expressed by the NJ DEP/NJ SHPO reviewer.

Cite this Record

Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Hanover Lake Dam Project Area, Fort Dix, Burlington County, New Jersey, Part 1 and 2. Douglas B. Mooney, Thomas A. J. Crist, Richard L. White, Kimberly Morrell. 2002 ( tDAR id: 438620) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438620

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -74.529; min lat: 39.955 ; max long: -74.514; max lat: 39.993 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Principal Investigator(s): Douglas B. Mooney

Project Director(s): Richard L. White

Prepared By(s): Kise Straw & Kolodner

Submitted To(s): AMEC

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