CEMML Key Contributor to CSU Record-Breaking Research Spending

As a long-time provider of natural and cultural resource management services to the federal government, CEMML accounted for over 22% of Colorado State University’s overall research spending in fiscal year 2022.

November 3, 2022

CEMML Archaeologists Discover Lead Balls Dating Back to World War I

CEMML Archaeologists were investigating a site at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin when they came across nearly a dozen small lead balls spread across approximately half of the 1.5-acre site area. The lead balls were likely shrapnel from an artillery projectile fired sometime around World War I.

October 28, 2022

Tracking a History of Arrowheads at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin

An article compiled by CEMML and the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch walks through the history of arrow heads found at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin and what they can tell us about the Native American peoples that utilized them.

September 23, 2022

CEMML Historian Helps the Federal Government Preserve the Past

CEMML historic preservation expert, architectural historian, and Colorado native, Alexandra Wallace sat down with CEMML Communications to talk about her fascination with history, her education from Colorado State University, and her 13 years at CEMML helping the federal government preserve the past.

September 19, 2022

CEMML Helps Track History of 112-Year-Old Wood Crate Artifact

Over a century-old wood crate donated to Fort McCoy by the grandson of Maj. Gen. Robert Bruce McCoy, for whom the installation is named after, provides insight into Fort McCoy’s history. CEMML’s Miranda Alexander helped track the crate’s origins and its use.

August 26, 2022

CEMML Archaeologist Discusses Painstaking Work of Archaeology, Finding Artifacts

CEMML Archaeologist, Tyler Olsen spoke with Fort McCoy’s Public Affairs Office about the labor involved in archaeological work. Beyond just the physical part of finding or not finding artifacts, the documenting, researching, cataloguing, and other work related to artifacts can be just as time consuming. He considers it all a labor of love.

August 26, 2022

CEMML Aids in Archaeological Survey Focusing on Era Between World Wars

In July, archaeological team members from CEMML and the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch held a special archaeological survey and dig at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The survey examined areas around old concrete tent pads dating between the time of the first and second world war.

August 26, 2022

Charcoal Discovered by CEMML Archaeologists at Fort McCoy Dates Back Nearly 1,500 Years

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.

July 7, 2022

Seeking Participants to Preserve History of Naval Reactors

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.

June 26, 2022

CEMML Participates in Cultural, Environmental Management Showcase at PTA in Hawaii

In May, Pōhakuloa Training Area on the Big Island, Hawaii, hosted its annual Experience PTA Day after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. CEMML staff participated to highlight its cultural and environmental efforts at the facility.

May 13, 2022

Project Recall: CEMML archaeologists discover signs of Native American history at Fort McCoy

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 in the time just before the first European settlers began to move into the area.

January 14, 2022

CEMML works to recover remains of American WWII pilot in France

A mission to recover the remains of the pilot who crashed in a farmer’s field is now underway, led by Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands in conjunction with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and archeologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Together, the team will carry out a […]

August 23, 2021