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Archeology on WSMR

  • What is it?

    Army lands contain some 90,000 archeological sites, including 64,000 known sites in maneuver areas and an estimated 26,000 sites in dudded impact areas. These sites range from those representing the rich and varied Native American past to early pioneer settlements to more contemporary sites related to the history of the Army itself.

  • Why is this important?

    An archeological project is not complete simply because the artifacts are out of the ground and a final report has been submitted. The materials recovered from archeological inventories, evaluations and data recovery projects must be appropriately curated for the benefit of future scientists, educators, and museum specialists.

  • Read more about it:

    The following pages provide some helpful documents, tools, and information on archeology and curation of artifacts: