Legacy Resources Management Program

Projects

Commanders Guide to Curation (DOC), Report (Legacy 00-107) (DOC)

Military Historic Context Emphasizing the Cold War Including the Identification and Evaluation of Above-Ground Cultural Resources for Thirteen Department of Defense Installations in the State of Georgia (PDF), Report (Legacy 03-175) (PDF)

This report develops a statewide and regional historic context for existing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps installations in Georgia. This includes all Reserve Centers and National Guard units where applicable. The focus shall be mission and infrastructure oriented, with emphasis on the period from World War II (WWII) to the end of the Cold War.
 

Archaeological Remote-Sensing Survey of Operation Neptune: The D-Day Landings at Omaha and Utah Beaches, Normandy, France (PDF), Report (Legacy 01-131) (PDF)

Conservation of the H.L. Hunley and its Associated Artifacts (PDF), Report (Legacy 05-106) (DOC)

H.L. Hunley Project: Conservation Achievements (PDF), Report (Legacy 04-106) (PDF)

H.L. Hunley Project: 2004 Archaeological Findings and Progress Report (PDF), Report (Legacy 04-106) (PDF)

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.
 

Historic Context for Historic Period Archaeological Sites on Virginias Coastal Plain (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 05-262) (PDF)

This one page summary describes a project that in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR), developed scientific standards of significance for historic period archaeological sites that date from 1830 to 1914 on the Coastal Plain of Virginia. This study is reviewing the relevant archaeological research conducted on the Coastal Plain of Virginia (both academic and that driven by compliance needs) and determining the current state of knowledge. This will allow sites on DoD installations within the Coastal Plain of Virginia to view the historic period archaeological sites under their control within a larger context.
 

Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment for Army National Guard Collections in the Western United States (PDF), Report (Legacy 99-1876) (PDF)

Department of Defense Guidelines for the Curation of Archaeological Soil Samples (DOC), Report (Legacy) (DOC)

Support And Utility Structures And Facilities (1917-1946): Overview, Inventory And Treatment Plan (PDF), Report (Legacy 93-0900) (PDF)

Guidelines for the Field Collection of Archaeological Materials and Standard Operating Procedures for Curating Department of Defense Archaeological Collections (PDF), Report (Legacy 98-1714) (PDF)

Investigation of the Confederate Commerce Raider CSS Alabama (PDF), Report (Legacy 01-109) (PDF)

A Programmatic Approach to Determine Eligibility of Prehistoric Sites in the San Diego Subregion, Southern Coast Archeological Region, California, for the National Register of Historic Places (PDF), Report (Legacy 05-251) (PDF)

The goal of this project was to research regional issues, and develop a landscape-based, programmatic approach to determine eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places of prehistoric sites in the San Diego Subregion Southern Coast Archeological Region, California.
 

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.
 

Galley Congress Inspection Report (PDF), Report (Legacy 01-162) (PDF)

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.
 

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)

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

USS Tecumseh Shipwreck (PDF), Management Plan, (Legacy 94-1704) (PDF)

In September of 1993, the USS Tecumseh Conference convened aboard the battleship USS Alabama in Mobile. The conference was held to discuss the future management and protection of Tecumseh. Conference attendees developed this draft plan. It addresses the ship not as an isolated site, but within her historical, geographical, and technological context, and outlines options and recommendations for protection and preservation.
 

Commanders Guide to Curation (PPT), Presentation (Legacy 00-107) (PPT)

The Penobscot Expedition Archaeological Project: 2000 and 2001 Field Investigations (PDF), Report (Legacy 01-133) (PDF)

Basic Methods of Conserving Underwater Archaeological Material Culture, Report (Legacy) (PDF)

Long-Term Management Strategies for USS Arizona: A Submerged Cultural Resource (PDF), Report (Legacy 05-170) (PDF)

This file consists of chapters 1-4 of a report describing a project funded under numbers: 02-170, 03-170, 04-170, and 05-170. The projects primary focus was to acquire requisite data for understanding and characterizing the complex corrosion and deterioration processes affecting Arizona's hull, internally and externally. The information was then fed into a model to predict the nature and rater of structural changes resulting from corrosion.
 

Valcour Bay Research Project (PDF), Report (Legacy 02-162) (PDF)

USS Arizona Memorial - 2003 Annual Report (PDF), Report (Legacy 03-170) (PDF)

USS Arizona Memorial - 2002 Annual Report (PDF), Report (Legacy 02-170) (PDF)

An Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment of Military Installations in Select Eastern States - Volume 2 (PDF), Report (Legacy 97-0376) (PDF)

An Archeological Curation - Needs Assessment of Military Installations in Select Eastern States - Volume 1 (PDF), Report (Legacy 97-0376) (PDF)

An Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment of Military Installations in Select Western States - Volume 2 (PDF), Report (Legacy 97-0376) (PDF)

An Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment of Military Installations in Select Western States - Volume 1 (PDF), Report (Legacy 97-0376) (PDF)

Fact Sheets

Artifact Collection Data Integration-MCRAD Phase II (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 06-318) (PDF)

This one page summary describes a project that prepared a test case for integrating archaeological artifact collection data into USAF developed cultural resources data system, MCRAD. The data included archaeological collections from prehistoric and historic sites, as well as land based and submerged shipwreck sites.
 

Conservation of the H.L. Hunley and its Associated Artifacts (PDF), Report (Legacy 05-106) (DOC)

USS Monitor 2001 Project: Engine Recovery (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 01-126) (PDF)

Short description of the USS Monitor Engine Recovery.
 

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.
 

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

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

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

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

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)

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.
 

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.
 

Safeguarding Military Information, Fact Sheet (Legacy 12-516) (PDF)

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.
 

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.
 

Model Evaluation of Paleo Indian Archeological Sites on DoD Installations with Pleistocene Shorelines (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 05-260) (PDF)

This one page summary describes the projects three objectives: The first objective was to establish a paleo maritime landform model for North America that would determine the potential for paleo shorelines. The second objective was to evaluate DoD property to develop a list of installations that would have the potential for paleo maritime archeological sites and examine their collections for evidence. The third objective was to establish a paleo maritime website in order to encourage archeologists from across North America to re-examine their own sites and collections as part of the hypothesis testing process.
 

Historic Context for Historic Period Archaeological Sites on Virginias Coastal Plain (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 05-262) (PDF)

This one page summary describes a project that in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR), developed scientific standards of significance for historic period archaeological sites that date from 1830 to 1914 on the Coastal Plain of Virginia. This study is reviewing the relevant archaeological research conducted on the Coastal Plain of Virginia (both academic and that driven by compliance needs) and determining the current state of knowledge. This will allow sites on DoD installations within the Coastal Plain of Virginia to view the historic period archaeological sites under their control within a larger context.
 

Unspoken Messages - Basque Arborglyphs: Methods for Recording and Documenting Arborglyphs on Department of Defense Land (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 07-359) (PDF)

This one page summary describes the project focused on presenting a consistent method for recording tree carvings created by Basque shepherds. This study presents a thematic landscape approach that will facilitate a programmatic approach to determining NRHP eligibility for historic aspen tree carvings (arborglyphs) found on Department of Defense (DoD) properties. The proposed system was developed with the hope that it will be used on a range of federal properties, including U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management holdings, and by individual state historic preservation offices.
 

A Programmatic Approach To Determine Eligibility of Prehistoric Sites in the San Diego Subregion Southern Coast Archeological Region, California for the National Register of Historic Places(PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 05-251) (PDF)

The goal of this project was to research regional issues, and develop a landscape-based, programmatic approach to determine eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places of prehistoric sites in the San Diego Subregion Southern Coast Archeological Region, California.
 

Department of Defense Guide to Archaeological Curation, Fact Sheet (Legacy 98-1719) (DOC)

Blueprints for the Citizen Soldier: A Nationwide Historic Context Study of United States Army Reserve Centers (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 06-295) (PDF)

This one page summary describes a project created provide the USAR with a baseline of knowledge and research that can be utilized extensively throughout USAR. The context study will provide improved uniformity in National Register determinations and enhance the potential for integration of cultural and natural resources programs. As a primary source of information and guidance for future Section 106 and Section 110 compliance, the context study will encourage higher standards of historic property stewardship. A nationwide context will draw upon existing research and combine it into a cohesive document that can be used to facilitate future compliance documentation.
 

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 07-357) (PDF)

Reports

Safeguarding Military Information (Legacy 12-516) (PDF)

Cultural Property Protection Product Catalog (Legacy 09-324) (PDF)

Related Links

DoD Legacy Resource Management Program

Department of Defense Legacy Tracker (external site)
 

Last Modified: 02 July 2014 at 14:55