Preparing to excavate

Preparing to excavate site

Phase III: Excavation & Data Recovery

Phase III data recovery is done when an archeological site eligible for the National Register cannot be preserved from a project’s impact. The design for the PB-85 Stream Restoration and Wetland Creation project could not be changed to protect the archeological site. SHA ordered a Phase III data recovery project to save information and artifacts from the site before the wetland construction began. Data recovery on the BARC site began in summer 2012 and ended in spring 2013.