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1 Office of History and Archaeology ACMP Enhancement Grants Program Update Robyn J. Miller - Archaeologist

2 Alaska State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Mandated by state and federal laws to maintain Alaskas historic and archaeologic site inventory records Mandated by state and federal laws to maintain Alaskas historic and archaeologic site inventory records Alaska Heritage Resources Survey (AHRS) database Alaska Heritage Resources Survey (AHRS) database

3 Alaska Heritage Resources Survey (AHRS) The States official inventory of all reported historic and prehistoric sites within Alaska The States official inventory of all reported historic and prehistoric sites within Alaska Includes objects, structures, buildings, sites, districts, and travel ways, with a general provision that they are over 50 years old Includes objects, structures, buildings, sites, districts, and travel ways, with a general provision that they are over 50 years old To date, over 22,000 sites have been reported within Alaska To date, over 22,000 sites have been reported within Alaska Fundamental use is to protect cultural resources from unwanted destruction Fundamental use is to protect cultural resources from unwanted destruction

4 AHRS, continued Coastal Districts (and their respective communities) may receive approval from OHA to access this database Coastal Districts (and their respective communities) may receive approval from OHA to access this database Backlog of cultural resource reports that need to be entered or updated in the AHRS database Backlog of cultural resource reports that need to be entered or updated in the AHRS database

5 ACMP Enhancement Grant 2008 Southeast Alaska Primary Objective: Primary Objective: –Increase cultural resources knowledge base within Southeast Alaska

6 Methods Identify recorded sites in AHRS database Identify recorded sites in AHRS database Review cultural resources reports in backlog files Review cultural resources reports in backlog files Update/edit/review/create AHRS records Update/edit/review/create AHRS records Map records on USGS maps and electronic AHRSLE database Map records on USGS maps and electronic AHRSLE database

7 Results Over 500 AHRS records were edited Over 500 AHRS records were edited Records electronically mapped in AHRSLE Records electronically mapped in AHRSLE AHRS database is more complete and accurate AHRS database is more complete and accurate Creates a more streamlined system for project review Creates a more streamlined system for project review

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10 Future Plans 2009: Southcentral Alaska 2009: Southcentral Alaska Northwest & Southwest Alaska Northwest & Southwest Alaska

11 Contact Information – direct line – main line


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