NR 551 - Cultural Resource Management on Military Lands

  • 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to cultural resources laws and policies as they apply to military lands, and the practices commonly employed in the management and preservation of these diverse and non-renewable resources. It covers a broad range of heritage resources found on military installations and lands, including prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic buildings and structures, traditional cultural properties, historic landscapes archaeological artifacts, and Native American sacred sites, sacred objects, and human remains.

Various tools and techniques for accomplishing heritage management goals and complying with federal and state legislation will be reviewed. Numerous cases studies from military lands, to include stakeholder involvement and consultation, will be included.

Other Optional Materials:
Sacred Ojects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions
Gulliford, Andrew
University Press of Colorado, Boulder
ISBN: 0-87081-579-2

A Companion to Cultural Resource Management
King, Thomas F.
ISBN 978-1-4051-9873-8
Available on-line to registered students through the CSU Morgan Library

This course can be applied towards:


Completed undergraduate degree; NR 550 (Sustainable Military Lands Management).

Important Information

All required texts are available for online purchase through the Colorado State University Bookstore. They may also be purchased online through If you order yours books through Amazone, be sure you order the correct ediction of the main King valume (4th edition published in 2013) and the Hardesty/Little volume (2nd edition published in 200*). Using the ISBN numbers provided above should ensure the correct purchase.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-first Century, 1st Ed. (2003)
    Robert E. Stipe
    ISBN: 0-8078-5451-4
  • Accomplishing NAGPRA (2013)
    Chari, Sangita and Jaime M.N. Lavallee (eds.)
    ISBN: 978-0-87071-720-8
  • Assessing Site Significance: A Guide for Archaeologists and Historians, 2nd Ed. (2009)
    Hardesty, Donald R. and Barbara J. Little
    ISBN: 978-0-7591-1127-1
  • Cultural Resource Laws and Practice, 4th Ed. (2013)
    King, Thomas F.
    ISBN: 978-0-7591-2175-1
  • Places That Count: Traditional Cultural Properties in Cultural Resource Management (2003)
    King, Thomas F
    ISBN: 0-7591-0071-3


James A. Zeidler
James A. Zeidler

(970) 491-3741 |

Dr. James Zeidler is a Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University and Registered Professional Archaeologist. As Associate Director for Cultural Resources for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Colorado State University, Dr. Zeidler serves as the CEMML's chief cultural resources specialist. His responsibilities include the execution of cultural resources management (CRM) planning and technical support efforts for the Army and other DoD services. Areas of technical support include: planning level surveys, compliance inventories, and National Register eligibility assessments for historic and prehistoric archaeological resources and historic buildings/structures; Native American consultation; historic context studies; cultural resources data management and analysis; GIS/GPS support; predictive archaeological modeling; and the development of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs).