Warren Grove Survey and Evaluation Project: A Study Of Historic Charcoal Production Within The Pine Barrens Of New Jersey.
Throughout two field seasons (2015-2017), the University of Montana and GAI Consultants (UM-GAI) conducted a Section 110 archaeological survey and evaluation project at Warren Grove Gunnery Range (WGGR), Burlington County, New Jersey (9,911 acres). The UM-GAI team completed archaeological survey of all accessible areas of the range making it one of the most expansive survey projects within the New Jersey Outer Coastal Plain. The study identified and evaluated a total of ten sites and recommended two sites relating to historic charcoal production as eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. UM-WG-1, a probable collier’s camp site, and UM-WG-9, a cluster of at least 8 potential charcoal kiln remnants, were investigated through a combination of historical background research, pedestrian survey, close-interval shovel testing, geomorphological sampling, and ceramic analysis. These sites represent a mid-to-late nineteenth century charcoal production complex, only a few of which have been archaeologically investigated in this portion of the Pine Barrens. With the collaboration of academic and business institutions, the Warren Grove Survey and Evaluation Project serves as an example of an efficient approach to the identification and protection of cultural resources in a region relatively unknown to the archaeological community and the public alike.
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Warren Grove Survey and Evaluation Project: A Study Of Historic Charcoal Production Within The Pine Barrens Of New Jersey.. Scott Gajewski, Corry Laughlin. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442630)
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