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PUBLICATION NOTICE: Raven Rock Mountain Complex Site R Archaeological Site Revisit

US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Published Aug. 23, 2019

The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center has published the report/note described and linked below. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

Report Number:

ERDC/CERL TR-19-10, August 2019


Raven Rock Mountain Complex Site R Archaeological Site Revisit 


Carey. L. Baxter, Adam D. Smith, and Ellen R. Hartman


The U.S. Congress codified the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) in part by establishing the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), which requires federal agencies to address their cultural resources. NHPA Section 110 requires federal agencies to inventory and evaluate their cultural resources, and Section 106 requires them to determine the effect of federal undertakings on those potentially eligible for the NRHP. In 2017, ERDC-CERL was tasked with conducting a Phase I Archaeological survey of Raven Rock Mountain Complex (RRMC) Site R in Pennsylvania, which was built in 1951 and is now a division of the Washington Headquarters Service. In 2001, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District conducted an archaeological Phase I survey of the Site R facility. A 2017 historical resources survey of the compound recommended additional archaeological resources research to supplement the 2001 survey. This report provides supplemental historic context and field documentation of archaeological sites and features described in the 2001 report. In consultation with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Officer, this work fulfills Section 110 processes for the land at Site R.

48 pages / 4.7 Mb


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