Fort Riley, Kansas



Inventory, Evaluation, and Testing of Archeological Resources

By Unknown | DPW.ENV | May 11, 2009

In 1999, Fort Riley completed its survey of 100% of the installation for historic sites. Fifty percent of the total acreage (undeveloped areas) was also surveyed for prehistoric sites. In 1999, reconnaissance surveys were conducted on Timber and Madison Creeks. As a result of these surveys, 565 historic farmsteads, and 216 prehistoric and 118 historic military sites were discovered.

The installation has evaluated 93 historic farmsteads for eligibility on the NRHP, using DC resistivity to perform part of these evaluations. This technology will be used to evaluate most of the remaining sites for eligibility. Fort Riley also plans to conduct a paleontological resources survey in FY 2000.