The Historic Aircraft Archaeology Survey Project [HAASP]: Developing and Implementing Aerospace Archaeology Standardized Investigative Processes and Historic Preservation Best Practices
Author(s): Terence A Christian
This is an abstract from the session entitled "“We Go to Gain a Little Patch of Ground. That hath in it no profit but the name”: Revolutionary Research in Archaeologies of Conflict" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Aerospace archaeology is a rapidly developing sub-field of conflict archaeology. Largely driven by avocational researchers and interest groups since its early foundations, professional archaeology and the general public show growing interest in aerospace heritage and wreck sites. Past research generally focused on the historical narrative of wrecks; collection of wreckage often was undertaken with only limited study of archaeological context. Factors central to determining site integrity and implementing effective historic preservation planning, such as the scale of natural and human site alteration, are insufficiently studied.
The Historic Aircraft Archaeology Survey Project [HAASP] is a characterization and mapping program for wreck sites located within National Trust for Scotland properties. HAASP will provide an inventory of these nationally important aircraft wreck sites through mobilization of the Phased Aviation Archaeology Research [PAAR] Methodology. This paper reports on HAASP results, field-trialed standardized investigative processes, and historic preservation best practices.
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The Historic Aircraft Archaeology Survey Project [HAASP]: Developing and Implementing Aerospace Archaeology Standardized Investigative Processes and Historic Preservation Best Practices. Terence A Christian. 2020 ( tDAR id: 456782)
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