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.
- Fire, flurry, and flora: fuels management trumps wildfire impacts to endangered plants at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii
- Ecosystem approach to feral ungulate management in a Hawaiian dryland forest ecosystem
- Development and implementation of a mobile GIS framework for natural resources management
- The benefits of volunteer programs to environmental conservation and enhancement on Beale AFB
- Reaching zero, 20 years to eradicate non-native ungulates in conservation fences at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii
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