Monocacy National Battlefield Cultural Resources Manager, Joy Beasley, Receives Award
The 2005 John L. Cotter Award for Excellence in National Park Service Archeology was given to Monocacy National Battlefield Cultural Resources Manager, Joy Beasley for her leadership of the "Archeological Identification and Evaluation Study of the Best Farm." The project was conducted under a cooperative agreement between the National Park Service and the University of Maryland College Park. The four-year multidiciplinary project identified and investigated all aspects of the cultural history of the Best Farm - from its prehistoric occupations, through the Civil War and into the present. A variety of research methods and field techniques were used over the life of the project which saw the recovery and analysis of over 45,000 artifacts. The project also encompassed partnerships with local organizations and a successful public outreach program.
The John L. Cotter award was established in 1999 and named for the late Dr. John L. Cotter in honor of his contributions to the development and professionalism of National Park Service park archeology programs. The award recognizes an outstanding park project and its principal investigator and acknowledges contributions to professional archeology within the National Park System.
For more information, please contact Monocacy National Battlefield at 301-662-3515.