Site Monitoring at Fort Eustis, Virginia

Author(s): Courtney J. Birkett

Year: 2018

Summary

Since 2010 the Fort Eustis Cultural Resources Management staff has been conducting a program of annual site monitoring visits in which each of the more than 200 known archaeological sites on Fort Eustis is visited at least once a year.  The monitoring program has provided a baseline knowledge of site conditions and regular opportunities to observe any disturbance.  This paper will discuss the benefits of site monitoring at Fort Eustis, including how improved knowledge of the landscape and previously unknown features has revealed patterns of land use, how surface finds have refined our knowledge of site components, and how information gathered through the monitoring program has proved useful when dealing with compliance issues and with site preservation issues.

Cite this Record

Site Monitoring at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Courtney J. Birkett. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441446)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 137