A Class III Cultural Resource Inventory and Site Protection Measures in Support of Testing and Training, U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DEES Rhode, David E 09/01/2009 - 12/31/2012 DoD - Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Project Description

DRI personnel will conduct the necessary tasks outlined in the Statement of Work (SOW) for Class I literature review, Class III inventory, analysis and reporting of cultural resources in 10,151 acres, and site protection measures using Seibert stakes, T-posts and signage for 35 sites on Dugway Proving Ground. All activities will be conducted under the supervision of personnel who hold a current Utah State Antiquities Annual Permit, and who meet the applicable professional qualifications standards set forth in 36 CFR 61 Appendix A [AR 200-4 Section 2.3 (3)] (see also the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation). All activities performed under this statement of work will be referenced with a State of Utah Project Number from the Utah Division of State History, Antiquities Section.

Specifically, DRI personnel will conduct a Class I Inventory of a two-mile radius around the project area, along with a Class III pedestrian archaeological survey of the project areas. This area will be surveyed with a maximum 15 m survey interval as specified in the SOW unless prior arrangements are made with the DPG TPOC. Cultural resources in the project areas will be recorded as sites or isolates depending on artifact density using a differentially corrected GPS. We will place a permanent site marker at a datum established at each site, and record each site in full on IMACS forms, including completion of a site sketch map and photographic documentation. Notable artifacts including diagnostic projectile points or other unique tools will be photographed and collected for subsequent curation. We will make National Register recommendations for each site recorded, and will prepare a technical report of our findings. Exceptions to the above will be cleared in advance through the Dugway CRMO. Site protection measures will be conducted at 35 sites as directed by the SOW. DRI personnel will place Seibert stakes on steel T-posts at 20 m intervals and signage at 40 m intervals around 28 sites, repair existing fencing to meet outlined standards with Seibert stakes and signage at 4 sites as directed, and remove existing site protection measures at 3 sites.

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