Geophysical survey has become an increasingly common tool in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and is relevant to the ACRA community because it may represent an efficient use of technology to streamline National Historic Preservation Act (NRHP) Section 106 compliance. In today’s uncertain regulatory climate, ACRA firms must find ways to meet client goals using best practices, and geophysical survey may help to that end. The course will outline how geophysical survey can be used in CRM, provide clearly identified learning objectives and overviews of different methods/techniques, give baseline information on staff/equipment needs to develop an internal program, and offer case studies highlighting various applications.
Expert providers: Shawn Patch and Sarah Lowry, both with New South Associates, Inc. (New South) will serve as presenters. Both Patch and Lowry have extensive experience with archaeological geophysical survey in CRM as demonstrated through a combination of formal education, completion of continuing education training and workshops, direct project experience related to Section 106 and Section 110 of the NHPA, peer-reviewed publications, presentations at local, state, and national meetings, and technical reports. With respect to geophysical survey, Patch has 14 years experience and Lowry has ten, and they have team-taught a field school in geophysical survey for the Tennessee Valley Authority and its federally-recognized Native American partners.
Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time