Cultural Connections (STG: 1998 Vol. 18 No. 2)
In the late 1950s, the proposed construction of the Tocks Island Dam stimulated historical and archeological interest in this valley. Historians and archeologists were summoned to identify, record, and salvage data before the valley was inundated. Archeologists began their surveys in 1959, and by the mid 1960s, recognized that this area offered a rich and well preserved record of prehistoric occupation, beginning with the Paleo-Indian, the earliest known culture in the New World.
Archeologist Herbert Kraft (STG: 2001 Vol. 23 No. 1)
Archeology in the Minisink Today (STG: 2003 Vol. 25 No. 2)
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Archeology in a National Recreation Area (CRM 2002, Vol. 25 No. 3)
John R. Wright and Lori Rohrer detail how the National Park Service is often caught between the proverbial rock, preservation laws or regulations, and the hard place, the park's enabling legislation. How do the cultural resource managers balance the legal requirements of confidentiality, conservation, and preservation and still respond to, and encourage, the public's interest?
An entire issue of Cultural Resources Magazine, Dam Good Archeology Vol. 23 No. 1 2000 was dedicated to the Cultural Resources Program of the Bureau of Reclamation.The Bureau is best known for the dams,reservoirs, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states over the past nine decades, as it attempted to accomplish its mandate to reclaim the arid west. These early construction projects were not accomplished without impacts to cultural resources. It continues to advance progressive solutions to cultural resource issues through involvement in public outreach programs.
Last updated: January 25, 2016