A GIS Pilot Study for Euro-American Cultural Resources: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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This report describes a Geographic Information System GIS database developed by Archeological Assessments, Inc., Nashville, AR, and intended for use in the evaluation and management of Euro-American archeological sites at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri FLW. The GIS provides coverages designed to identify property ownership and the built environment on the lands which became FLW at various periods from the early 19th century until these lands were acquired by the U.S. Government in 1941. Part I provides metadata on database development and sample applications for its future use by FLW staff. Part II is a general discussion on the use of GIS in evaluating archeological site significance with suggestions for interfacing with previously developed historic contexts and property types. The project was sponsored by FLW, and the project oversight was provided by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES. The project is part of WES ongoing research to develop a standardized approach for GIS database development and the evaluation of archeological site significance.
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