Specifications for Fieldwork and Cultural Resource Assesment Reports
Since the Spring of 2000, the Kentucky Heritage Council has been updating its specifications for conducting fieldwork and preparing reports on Section 106 undertakings. Copies of the revised Specifications were mailed to all historic and archaeological consultants working in Kentucky, and to preservation professionals employed in various state and federal agencies. Two drafts were posted on the Kentucky Heritage Council web site, and comments were solicited from all interested persons. In addition, two meetings were held. The initial draft specifications were presented at the 18th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeological Conference on Saturday, March 3rd, 2001 at Northern Kentucky University. Many useful suggestions were made by participants. A second meeting especially for historians and architectural historians was held at the offices of the Kentucky Heritage Council in Frankfort on May 2nd, 2001. Again, many useful comments were received. Subsequently, a second draft of the Specifications was posted on the KHC web site. Many individuals made helpful comments on the second draft. On June 1, 2001, the commenting period was closed and the new Specifications went into effect on a trial basis through December 31, 2001. Between December 31, 2001 and July 31, 2002, the KHC Site Protection Program staff continued to review historic and archaeological reports prepared in accordance with the new Specifications. No substantial problems were identified in the Specifications during this trial period, though a number of typographical errors and minor inconsistencies came to light. These have now been corrected.
All field projects initiated on or after June 6, 2001 must follow the final 2001 edition of the Specifications. If fieldwork was initiated prior to June 6, 2001, the Principal Investigator may elect to follow either the 1991 version or the final 2001 edition. If you have questions concerning the Kentucky Heritage Council’s Specifications for Fieldwork and Cultural Resource Assessment Reports, please contact Thomas N.Sanders, KHC Site Protection Program Administrator (Kentucky Heritage Council, 300 Washington Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601).
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