Planning, Survey, and Excavation Guidance

Fact Sheets

Training for In-Theater Cultural Resources Protection: Training Assets Construction Specifications (Legacy 06-324) (DOC)

This one page summary describes the objective of this project, to provide practical training materials that are easily available to military personnel at all levels.
 

Desert-wide Cultural Resource Site Protection in the Mojave Desert (Legacy 05-257) (PDF)

This one page summary describes the four clearly stated goals of the present effort. First, determine the nature and severity of site protection problems within the Mojave Desert. Secondly, examine successful site protection programs within the United States. Thirdly, examine the data collected in the first two goals. Lastly, summarize the finding and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of developing a regional site protection plan for the Mojave Desert.
 

Integrating Archaeological Models: Management and Compliance on Military Installations (Legacy 06-167) (PDF)

This one page summary describes a project with two aims: the first component of this study was designed to explore ways in which DoD installations can use predictive modeling to reduce the time and expense associated with compliance, while enhancing overall cultural resources management (CRM) planning and stewardship capabilities. The second component of the study is an initial attempt to expand archaeological modeling to include the concept of site significance as well as location.
 

Hardening Nineteenth Century Sites: Best Management Practices (Legacy 06-303) (PDF)

This one page summary describes the development and implementation of systematic methods for evaluating deteriorating nineteenth century properties, safely removing vegetation, designing feature specific treatments, and implementing site protection and to demonstrate that these methods can work for a wide range of military installations and many types of historic features.
 

Non-Invasive Burial Determination Using Near Surface Geophysical Survey and Soil Chemical Testing at Fort Hood, Texas and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (Legacy 03-193) (PDF)

A Workshop on Predictive Modeling and Cultural Resource Management on Military Installations (Legacy 03-167) (PDF)

Predictive Modeling in the Military: Similar Goals, Divergent Paths (Legacy 01-167) (PDF)

Geophysical Surveys in Archaeology: Guidance for Surveyors and Sponsors, 2003, L. Somers, M. Hargrave, USACE-CERL (PDF)

Implement Cultural Resources Geospatial Database and Tool: Military Cultural Resources Analysis Database [mCRAD] (Legacy 01-168) (PDF)

After the Smoke Clears: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Assessing the Effect of Range Fires on Traditional Cultural Properties (Legacy 07-370) (PDF)

A one page summary describing the background, methodology, and results of the Legacy project After the Smoke Clears.
 

Training Guidance

In-Theater Heritage Training Brief (Legacy 06-324) (PDF)

A script for In-Theater Heritage Training concerning archaeological sites and sacred places in Iraq and Afghanistan. Basic briefing appropriate for all deploying military personnel.
 

Reports

Desert-wide Cultural Resource Site Protection in the Mojave Desert (Legacy 05-257) (PDF)

Training for In-Theater Cultural Resources Protection: Training Assets Construction Specifications (Legacy 06-324) (PDF)

Consideration for preservation of archeological sites and cultural properties in military theaters of operation is becoming increasingly essential to the mission. The attached specifications offer quick solutions for construction of training assets that replicate a variety of cultural properties that our personnel may encounter overseas. At Fort Drum we have added these assets to the Adirondack Aerial Gunnery Range as well as to the Mobile MOUT and the Urban Sprawl Area. The trainers at Fort Drum are finding them to be valuable and are requesting more.
 

After the Smoke Clears: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Assessing the Effect of Range Fires on Traditional Cultural Properties (Legacy 07-370) (PDF)

This report discusses the development and guidelines for assessing fire damage to identified TCPs and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for military installations to follow before, during, and after TCPs have been impacted by fires.
 

Geophysical Surveys in Archaeology: Guidance for Surveyors and Sponsors, 2003, L. Somers, M. Hargrave, USACE-CERL (Legacy 00-127) (PDF)

Non-Invasive Burial Determination Using Near Surface Geophysical Survey and Soil Chemical Testing at Fort Hood, Texas and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina LoRes (PDF)

A Workshop on Predictive Modeling and Cultural Resource Management on Military Installations - Report (Legacy 03-167) (PDF)

Underwater Cultural Resources Management and Protection - Report (Legacy 01-121) (PDF)

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