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.
This course can be applied toward:
Completed undergraduate degree; NR 550 (Sustainable Military Lands Management).
All required texts are available for online purchase through the Colorado State University Bookstore. They may also be purchased online through Amazon.com. If you order your books through Amazon, be sure you order the correct edition of the main King volume (4th edition published in 2013) and the Hardesty/Little volume (2nd edition published in 2009). Using the ISBN numbers provided here should ensure the correct purchase.
Alexander D. Woods is the current chairman of the Society for American Archaeology's Military Archaeological Resources Stewardship (MARS) Interest Group. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Iowa in 2011, and has been working for Colorado State University's Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) since 2013. He served several years in CEMML's Wisconsin Field Office as the Cultural Resources Projects Manager for U.S. Army Garrison Fort McCoy. Dr. Woods has taught previous courses at The University of Missouri, Grinnell College, The University of Iowa, and Iowa Wesleyan College. His research interests include the environmental and archaeological stewardship of military lands, the history and prehistory of Western Wisconsin, and the study and quantification of lithic raw material quality, as well as its relationship to the economic realities of stone tool production and use.