Current Archeological Prospection Advances for Non-destructive Investigations of Fort Gadsden, a War of 1812 Fort and Fight
The National Park Service’s 2016 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques will be held May 16-20, 2016, at the War of 1812 Fort Gadsden site in Florida with a registration charge of $475.
The lectures will be at the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) in Tallahassee, Florida. The field exercises will take place at the Fort Gadsden site (PDF) in Apalachicola National Forest, Franklin County, Florida. Lodging will be in Tallahassee, Florida at a motel to be determined.
The site consists of two successive forts. The first was built by the British during the War of 1812. It occupied a strategic spot along the Apalachicola River. On July 27, 1816, U.S. Navy forces bombarded the fort hitting the ammunition shed inside the fort. The resulting explosion killed more than 300 African-Americans holding the fort. In 1818, a second fort was built in the heart of Spanish territory under the direction of Major General Andrew Jackson. The fort remained in use until 1821 when Florida became a U.S. Territory.
Co-sponsors for the workshop include the National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center, Southeast Archeological Center, and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training; and the Apalachicola National Forest.
This will be the twenty-sixth year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archaeological resources across this Nation. The workshop will present lectures on the theory of operation, methodology, processing, and interpretation with on-hands use of the equipment in the field. There is a registration charge of $475.00.
Application forms are available on the Midwest Archeological Center’s web page at http://www.nps.gov/mwac/. Payment may be made by credit card through the Friends of NCPTT for non-government employees. Federal employees may pay by check, through a training form (SF-182) or by credit card through the Friends of NCPTT.
For further information, please contact Steven L. DeVore, Archeologist, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Federal Building, Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3873: tel: (402) 437-5392, ext. 141; fax: (402) 437-5098; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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