All parks are required to complete an Archeological Overview and Assessment which ¿describes and assesses the known and potential archeological resources in a park area.
The overview reviews and summarizes existing archeological data; the assessment evaluates the data.
The report assesses
past work and helps determine the need for and design of future studies.
It is undertaken in a park or regional geographical framework and may be a part of multi-agency planning efforts¿ (NPS 28:
Cultural Resource Management Guideline).
This archeological overview and assessment will describe the environmental and cultural history of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve; list, describe, and evaluate all known archeological resources; describe the potential for as yet unidentified archeological resources; describe and evaluate past research in the area; outline relevant research topics; and provide recommendations for future research.
It will also list the locations of collections of archeological materials and associated records related to park resources and will contain a comprehensive bibliography This project will produce an Archeological Overview and Assessment report, a baseline document, as described in the Cultural Resource Management Guidelines, that will review previous work, place the park¿ cultural history within a regional context, identify deficiencies, and make recommendations for improving the management of the park¿s cultural resources.
The recommendations of the report will help direct future research and management.
The information in the report will provide a basic resource for both interpretation and management staff.
The project will having no fewer than two Phases:
I) initiating planning, consultation, and compilation of existing resources into a literature review, and preparing background sections of the report including an assessment of known archeological sites, II) completion of the analysis and recommendation section of the report, preparation of maps and figures, and editing and peer review of the report, and printing of the report.