CEMML archaeologists and their federal and academic partners convened the symposium “CRM [cultural resource management] archaeology on federal lands: new contributions and unique management strategies” at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, which was held in Washington, D.C. in April. The nine presentations in the symposium explored the creative ways in which CEMML archaeologists around the country are managing and protecting archaeological sites in the face of decreasing budgets and changes in government priorities. For example, the cultural resources management team at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, developed and implemented a plan to minimize adverse effects to archaeological sites within the boundaries of extensive off-road training exercises. The symposium also addressed the contributions of CEMML archaeologists to historic and prehistoric narratives nationwide. For instance, presenters described analyses of artifacts at Fort Riley, Kansas, that elucidated potential land uses throughout the Archaic (~8000–1000 BCE), Woodland (~1000 BCE to European contact), and Late Prehistoric (1800–150 BCE) periods. Presentations were followed with a synthesis by Jim Zeidler, CEMML Associate Director Emeritus, and Jeffrey Altschul.
- New publication may contribute to sustainable management of tropical forests
- New publication on threatened plant at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
- CEMML staff work with local community and Joint Base Langley-Eustis to preserve Depression-era Works Project Administration Cemeteries
- Paul Block – In Memoriam
- Cultural Resource Management Archaeology on Federal Lands
Did You Know?
- CEMML was established in 1985
- More than 350 CEMML staff are stationed at Department of Defense facilities throughout the United States
- More than 70 CEMML staff are stationed on campus at Colorado State University