2.4 ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE PROTECTION WORK PROCEDURES. Unless there
is an archeologist assigned to the staff, most activities will
need help with developing plans and procedures involving
archeological resources. These experts, meeting the minimum
qualifications for supervisors of federal agency-related field
work as published at 36 CFR 61, can be enlisted through the EFD
and the SHPO. The main point of these procedures is to give all
due consideration to the methods that will preserve properties in
place. Relocation of artifacts and human remains should be done
only under the supervision of qualified professionals. Remember
to handle archeological materials with care and human remains
with the respect befitting any deceased person.
In planning archeological site protection, plan flexibly
since unexpected data or materials may be encountered; for
example, layering of artifacts, cemeteries, or architectural
Ensure that inadvertently discovered archeological resources
are protected at the site of discovery until the DOI Consulting
Archeologist and the SHPO have been notified and cultural
resource professionals have evaluated their significance and
advised regarding necessary protection or recovery.
Activities will need to provide for proper storage and
professional curation of salvaged archeological resources.
Storage of records will be necessary in carrying out legal
Where the property cannot practically be preserved in place,
and the Navy must destroy or damage the resource without data
recovery, the ACHP Executive Director can be expected to not
support or sanction recovery of the material simply because it
exists. Nor can the Director support arbitrary destruction of
data. Get approvals, following Section 106 procedures, prior to
starting to work.
2.5 ACTIVITY MASTER PLAN AND BASE EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURE PLAN
(BEAP). The activity Master Plan should positively identify all
historic and archeological resources and incorporate, by
reference, the activity HARP Plan. It will also provide
additional archival material for future reference relevant to
past and potential undertakings involving historic resources.
The issues to include are:
Location of resources, except in the case of archeological
sites in danger of vandalism or looting;
o Preservation plans;