Accession Number : ADA352192

Title :   Archaeological, Geophysical, and Remote Sensing Investigations of the 1910 Wright Brothers' Hangar, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Babson, David W. ; Hargrave, Michael L. ; Sever, Thomas L. ; Isaacson, John S. ; Zeidler, James A.

PDF Url : ADA352192

Report Date : JUL 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : In 1990 and 1994, archaeologists from the Cultural Resources Research Center, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) investigated the Wright Company School of Aviation 1910 Hangar component of the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Site at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The USACERL archaeological investigations were integrated with geophysical studies conducted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station (CEWES), and airborne remote sensing studies conducted by the Earth Observation Research Office of the Science and Technology Laboratory at the John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA. Funded by the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, the investigations were designed to provide information needed for site management by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park of the National Park Service. Site management goals included site preservation and public education. The geophysical and remote sensing investigations revealed magnetic, electromagnetic, and ground penetrating radar anomalies and infrared thermal images associated with the hangar structure. The archaeological excavations located an in situ wood post, posthole features, and artifacts which represent archaeological remains of the actual hangar. These results prove the existence and location of the 1910 Hangar and provide a basis for site management recommendations.

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, *HANGARS, OHIO, RESEARCH FACILITIES, GEOLOGY, INFRARED IMAGES, REMOTE DETECTORS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, HISTORIC SITES, PRESERVATION, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, THERMAL IMAGES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE