TaskForce Dagger Foundation’s Joint Recovery Team Training and Implementation


This is an abstract from the session entitled "East Carolina University Partnerships and Innovation with Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

With East Carolina University (ECU) as a partner and gaining DPAA’s partnership, the third leg of the Joint Recovery Team (JRT) was in place. The first JRT mission took place in Saipan in July/August 2018. This meant implementing an archaeological training and diving plan to insure success from an archeological and a veteran’s needs perspective. ECU and Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) implemented a phased approach to train the Task Force Dagger leadership and participants. In 2018, the JRT was able to dive, search and document 82 targets. With the success of 2018’s efforts, JRT returned to Saipan in 2019 to conduct excavation on one of the sites found during the 2018 season and also search for a lost B-29. This paper outlines the development and process of archaeological and veteran training and outcomes during both missions.

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TaskForce Dagger Foundation’s Joint Recovery Team Training and Implementation. Mark B Stephens, Della A Scott-Ireton, Jennifer F McKinnon. 2020 ( tDAR id: 456956)


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United States of America

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 627