Digital Archive of Archaeological Documents Related to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas


This project, created by Digital Antiquity under contract with the United States Air Force, contains documents and other resources from archaeological research conducted at Dyess Air Force Base (Dyess AFB).

Dyess AFB, established in 1942 as Abilene Army Air Base (AAB), is a B1-Bomber base on 6,409-acre located in the southwest corner of Abilene, TX in Taylor County. The archaeology of the Taylor County area dates the human occupation of the area from about 12,500 B.C. into the present. Dyess AFB has at least seven recorded archaeological sites and 300 Cold War Era Facilities some of which may be historic. A number of archaeological investigations of varying intensity and detail have been conducted since the 1920’s on or around Dyess AFB.

The Dyess AFB is working with tDAR to create a digital repository of these archaeological documents and other materials in order to make them readily accessible for necessary management reviews and decision-making, research and educational uses, and to ensure their long-term preservation. The aim of this effort is to identify archaeological documents, data sets, images, and other materials relevant to the area within and near Dyess; obtain or create digital copies of reports, data sets, images, and other appropriate materials; and to ingest these materials into tDAR.

Cite this Record

Digital Archive of Archaeological Documents Related to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. ( tDAR id: 375017) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80003H2

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -99.885; min lat: 32.388 ; max long: -99.796; max lat: 32.474 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Dyess Air Force Base

Sponsor(s): Air Combat Command, United States Air Force

Repository(s): Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-15 of 15)

  1. Archaeological Needs Assessment for Dyess Air Force Base, Taylor County, Texas (2011)
  2. Dyess AFB Properties that Will Become Eligible (2011)
  3. Final Environmental Assessment Implementation of Defense BRAC Commision Recommendations Dyess AFB, Texas (2007)
  4. Impact of Current and Future Limitations on Training Quality and Access (2005)
  5. Dyess AFB Archive Images (2004)
  6. Email summary of Dyess AFB collections stored at the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (2004)
  7. Memorandum of Understanding, Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory and Dyess AFB (2004)
  8. TARL Letter of Collection Condition 6-23-2004, Dyess AFB (2004)
  9. Dyess Air Force Base and Ellsworth Air Force Base Force Structure Change Environmental Assessment (2002)
  10. An Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment of Military Installations in Selected Western States Volume 1 (2000)
  11. An Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment for Headquarters Air Combat Command Volume 2 (1997)
  12. Final Report Cultural Resources Survey of Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas (1995)
  13. Cultural Resources in the Proposed Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Facilities, Dyess Air Force Base, Taylor County, Texas (1989)
  14. Final Environmental Impact Statement, Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Program, Volume I (1989)
  15. Final Environmental Impact Statement, Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Program, Volume II (1989)