Accession Number:

ADA139382

Title:

Diver Hands-on Cultural Resource Assessment of Selected Magnetic Anomalies at the North Wharf Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, North Carolina: A Report of Negative Findings,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT SAVANNAH GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

In April 1983, the U.S. Army Engineer Districts of Wilmington and Savannah pooled their resources and expertise to conduct a proton magnetometer survey and diver hands-on survey of selected areas near the Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, North Carolina MOTSU. This study was conducted for MOTSU in accordance with required cultural resource compliance procedures. Preliminary analysis and interpretation of the survey data was conducted by an archeologist from the U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington, and personnel from the Underwater Archaeology Unit UAU of the Division of Archives and History of North Carolina. The data analysis located and identified twenty-eight 28 specific magnetic targets with a broad range of magnetic intensities. Further study was recommended in order to attempt to identify the source of the 28 magnetic targets during the survey. A diver hands-on evaluation was conducted by U.S. Army Engineer District, Savannah Dive Team under the supervision and participation of an underwater archeologist. The hands-on evaluation located and identified 20 of the 28 magnetic targets. All anomalies found and identified were representative of modern marine or terrestrial debris, and cultural resource clearance is recommended for the proposed project.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE