CEMML’s cultural resources team offers expertise in managing the finite and non-renewable elements of cultural heritage. Our highly experienced team includes professional archaeologists, architectural historians, historic preservation specialists, GIS analysts, landscape architects, and indigenous consultation specialists.
Cultural Resources Management Services
Core Cultural Resources Services
- Management planning and technical support to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state legislation
- Antiquities Act
- National Historic Preservation Act
- Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
- Archaeological Resources Protection Act
- Regulatory expertise, including support, coordination, and documentation.
- Survey, inventory, recordation, and evaluation of archaeological sites, historic buildings, sites, structures, objects, and landscapes.
- Creation and updating of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans.
- Tribal coordination, consultation, and collaboration, including Installation Tribal Relations Plans and identification and documentation of Traditional Cultural Properties.
- In-theatre cultural heritage training for the U.S. Armed Forces.
Historical Resources and Cultural Landscapes
- Historic building and cultural landscape surveys, inventories, and documentation.
- National Register and National Historic Landmark eligibility assessment and nominations.
- Condition assessments and treatment plans for historic buildings, districts, and landscapes.
- Inventory surveys for archeological resources.
- Archeological site mitigation and data recovery.
- Predictive modeling and resource risk assessment.
GIS/GPS/RS Technical Support
- Geographic Information System (GIS) needs assessment, planning, and implementation.
- Remote Sensing (RS) applications, including change detection analysis.
- Digital Elevation Model (DEM) development.
- GPS field data collection and data layer development.
- ESRI Story Maps research, design, and production.
The process of determining the age of artifacts buried in the earth is not an exact science. However, following the discovery of charcoal samples by CEMML archeologists at an excavation site at Fort McCoy in the summer of 2021, radiocarbon dating helped estimate that the samples belonged to the Middle Woodland Period, roughly 1,500 years ago.
The Naval Reactors Facility Oral History Project is inviting those who worked or trained on one or more prototype reactors at the Naval Reactors Facility in Idaho to share their stories. In-person oral history events will be held this July and August, 2022.
In 2017, CEMML archaeologists undertook an excavation unlike any previously performed at Fort McCoy. The discovery of copper bracelet fragments, trade beads and flints likely reflect an early 1800-1830s era camp of Ho-Chunk tribal members