Accession Number : ADA322059

Title :   Results of Phase II Investigations and Recommendations for Phase III Data Recovery at 37 Archeological Sites in Selected Areas of Maneuver Areas 1, 2, and 8 Fort Bliss, Texas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 93-Feb 97,

Corporate Author : GEO-MARINE INC PLANO TX

Personal Author(s) : Mbutu, Stephen K.

PDF Url : ADA322059

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 447

Abstract : This report presents the results of cultural resources testing investigations of selected sites located on the Hueco Bolson desert floor on Fort Bliss Military Reservation. These investigations were conducted by Geo-Marine, Inc., from November 1993 to February 1994. The primary focus of the testing investigations was to identify all sites that may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The project encompassed the evaluation of 38 archeological sites within nine 1 square kilometer noncontiguous quadrats, which are designated as Patrol Bases for training exercises for use by the 7th Ranger Training Battalion (7RTB). During the investigations, additional resurvey of specific Patrol Bases was undertaken so that more thorough coverage could identify any recorded sites. As a result of this resurvey, 15 previously unknown sites were recorded in five of the six resurveyed quadrats; three of the 15 newly recorded sites were tested, and 12 new sites remain to be tested. Test excavations were conducted on 37 sites, and avoidance was followed for one site that was within a Fort Bliss protected area. Based on data recovered during the current investigations, NRHP evaluation of the 38 sites recommends that 16 are eligible for listing in the NRHP; 16 are ineligible for NRHP listing; and six sites remain potentially eligible (eligibility unknown), for status could not be determined from the recently completed testing due to changes in site size or configuration resulting from dune movement/exposure on the desert floor.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, *SITE INVESTIGATIONS, RECOVERY, GEOLOGY, SOILS, CLIMATE, HISTORIC SITES, ARTIFACTS, VEGETATION, EXCAVATION.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE