Regional Analysis of Historic Farmstead Archeological Site Characteristics on DoD Installations
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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The Army is tasked with managing the cultural resources on its lands. For installations that contain large numbers of historic farmsteads, meeting these requirements through traditional archeological approaches entails large investments of personnel time and organization capital. Through a previous project, Fort Leonard Wood and ERDC-CERL cultural resource management personnel developed a methodology for efficiently identifying the best examples of historic farmstead sites, and also those sites that are least likely to be deemed eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This report details testing the applicability of the Fort Leonard Wood methodology to another region of the country. The Southeastern United States provided a temporal depth different from the earlier Ozark regional application. A historic context and determination of the typical farmsteads of the Southeast were developed. The Eligibility Prescreening Form created by ERDC-CERL researchers was modified to reflect the archeological patterns of the Southeast and then applied to test sites at Fort Bragg. The results of the fieldwork show this approach is applicable to the Southeastern region, and it can be used to quickly identify basic information about historic farmstead sites that can expedite determinations of eligibility to the National Register.
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