Streamlined Archaeo-Geophysical Data Processing and Integration for DoD Field Use. Cost and Performance Report
ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OFFICE (DOD) ARLINGTON VA
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Archaeological sites have cultural and scientific value, are widely distributed across the landscape, and can represent obstacles to training and infrastructure maintenance on Department of Defense DoD installations. Federal laws and DoD regulations require installations to identify sites, evaluate their eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places NRHP, and either protect eligible and unevaluated sites or mitigate adverse effects caused by training and other Federal undertakings. Much of this work is based on manual labor by field and lab technicians. The current approach to compliance with these requirements is expensive, time-consuming, and a potential source of conflict with Native Americans and other stakeholders. The objectives of this project were to 1 introduce the integrated multi-sensor approach for detecting and characterizing subsurface deposits at archaeological sites 2 create ArchaeoFusion, a new user-friendly software that serves as the approach s technology infusion tool and 3 demonstrate and validate the cost and performance benefits of the approach and ArchaeoFusion to DoD geophysical users, Federal, state, and tribal historic preservation offices, resource managers, and other cultural resource management CRM practitioners. Use of the integrated multi-sensor approach will reduce costs and invasiveness and increase the reliability of information about subsurface deposits.
- Humanities and History
- Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors
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