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Archeological Phase I Survey for the Columbia Falls and Moscow OTHB-E Radar Stations, Washington and Somerset Counties, Maine

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Final rept. Aug 2003-Nov 2004

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John Milner Associates, Inc., under a subcontract with Geo-Marine, Inc., under a main contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Cultural Resources Section, conducted an archeological Phase I survey for the Air Combat Command at two Over-the-Horizon Backscatter-East Radar OTHB-E sites in the towns of Columbia Falls and Moscow, Maine, from August 4 through August 27, 2003. This work was conducted to partially satisfy the Air Force obligations under Sections 110 and 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, in anticipation of the closing of these properties. As a result of this archeological survey, three newly identified Native American sites 77.7 ME, 77.8 ME and 77.9 ME and one newly documented historic archeological site ME860-001 were identified at the Columbia Falls radar station. No archeological sites were identified at the Moscow radar station. The three newly identified Native American sites at the Columbia Falls radar station have the potential to provide significant information regarding Native American occupation and use of a little known portion of Washington County, Maine. Phase II archeological site evaluations are recommended for all of the Native American sites identified in the Columbia Falls radar station. No further archeological work is recommended for site ME860-001 or at the Moscow radar station.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Geography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

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