Phase II Archaeological Cultural Resources Investigation of Site 28-BU-678 (TRC-P7), Fort Dix, Pemberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Panamerican Consultants, Inc. (Panamerican) was contracted by Tetra Tech, Inc., Portland, Maine, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (USACE), to conduct a Phase II archaeological investigation of 28-Bu-678 (TRC-P7), a prehistoric site located in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) Tactical Training Area (TAC) 2C, Pemberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. The site was identified during a 2005 planning-level (Phase I) cultural resources survey that included Training Area 2C (Pasquariello et al. 2005a, 2005b). It will be directly impacted by the construction of the Fort Dix Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Training Facility (Headquarters Air Mobility Command Community Planning Branch 2009; Saunders 2009 - see Appendix C). The goals of the Phase II investigation included refining the boundaries of the site, assessing its integrity, and determining whether it is likely to yield additional information concerning prehistoric human occupation and cultural dynamics in the Northeast (i.e., determine whether it is eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places [NRHP] under Criterion D).
Although an abundance of evidence concerning modern uses / disturbance of the site was identified, no prehistoric archaeological remains of any kind were found. Therefore, the results of the investigation indicate that site 28-Bu-678 (TRC-P7) will not yield additional information concerning prehistoric human occupation and culture in the Northeast. Thus it is not eligible for inclusion on the NRHP. Also, while small numbers of possibly-historical artifacts (none were definitively historical - i.e., they all might be modern but lack more temporally sensitive characteristics) were found in the shovel tests dug during the Phase II investigation, the items were scattered and no deposits of historical material or other features were identified. These remains are not likely to yield information concerning the historical period in the Northeast and are also not eligible for the NRHP. Therefore, the construction of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Training Facility will not impact any National Register-eligible archaeological cultural resources and Panamerican recommends no further archaeological investigations for the project area.
Cite this Record
Phase II Archaeological Cultural Resources Investigation of Site 28-BU-678 (TRC-P7), Fort Dix, Pemberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. Donald Smith, Michael A. Cinquino. 2010 ( tDAR id: 438625) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438625
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min long: -74.626; min lat: 39.969 ; max long: -74.596; max lat: 39.988 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base
Principal Investigator(s): Donald Smith
Project Director(s): Michael A. Cinquino
Sponsor(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Prepared By(s): Panamerican Consultants, Inc.
Submitted To(s): Tetra Tech, Inc.
Delivery Order No.(s): 0016
Contract No.(s): W912DS-07-D-0005
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