Accession Number : ADA319717

Title :   US Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker, Alabama Historic Preservation Plan Cultural Overview.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BROCKINGTON AND ASSOCIATES ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s) : McMakin, Todd ; Harvey, Bruce G. ; Poplin, Eric C.

PDF Url : ADA319717

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : This document represents the first phase of the development of a Historic Preservation Plan for the US Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker. The plan will provide a summary of cultural resources investigations conducted to date, discuss the nature of cultural resources identified on the reservation, and outline a program for the management of these resources. The development and implementation of this plan will provide compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Executive Order 11593, the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974, and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, as implemented in the Code of Federal Regulation 36CFR60.4 and Army Regulations AR 420-40. This cultural overview of cultural resources at Fort Rucker provides a brief description of the natural setting of the wiregrass region of southeastern Alabama. A summary of the reconstruction of the past environments of the region, from approximately 10,000-15,000 years before present to the development of modern conditions, also is presented. A review of cultural resources investigations conducted at Fort Rucker is presented. An overview of the cultural development evidenced in the region is presented for the prehistoric and historic past. This background information provides the basis for discussion of the nature of cultural resources that have been identified at Fort Rucker. All of this information is then employed to develop specific criteria that may be employed to assess the significance of particular resources within the installation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *MILITARY FACILITIES, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, *PRESERVATION, ENVIRONMENTS, ARMY, HISTORIC SITES, ARCHEOLOGY, LAND USE, ALABAMA, REGULATIONS, CULTURE, LAND AREAS, ARMY AVIATION.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE