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2018-01

2018-01 State University of New York

Image of a man installing a small devise into a rocky outcropping.

Installing an anti-intrusion system at a test site at the Verde Valley Archeological Center

Vandalism and looting are major threats to cultural resources on U.S. National Park Service properties. Novel electronic technology now exists that can inexpensively report in real-time on trespass at vulnerable sites in remote areas. The key objective of the project was to understand the fit and feasibility of satellite-based anti-trespass technology by training staff at participating sites to install equipment and monitor their experiences.

Another objective was to adapt the technology to better suit the archaeological and cultural site context. Finally, an objective was to assess the experiences of trials and determine the potential of such technology to protect archeological and cultural sites.

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