Nebraska LTAP


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Layzell, A.L., Mandel, R.D., Ziska, C.L., and Bozell, J.R. (2018). "Systematic Approach to Identifying Deeply Buried Archeological Deposits". Nebraska Department of Transportation Research Report SARP-P1(16) Mo48.


This project is designed to assist cultural resource specialists involved in Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) project planning and development. The goal was to develop Geographic Information System (GIS) data layers that spatially delineate different landform-sediment assemblages (LSAs) and depict the associated geologic potential for buried cultural deposits in select watersheds in Nebraska. The Nebraska Buried Sites GIS resource will allow planners and cultural resource specialists to determine whether future project areas are likely to be free of deeply buried sites or whether subsurface exploration is necessary.