Since 2017, the UCF Anthropology Department in collaboration with the 45th Space Wing of the US Space Force have been undertaking archaeological research on the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS). The purpose of this project is to further understand the cultural significance of various sites located within CCSFS and determine their eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. The Cape Canaveral Archaeological Mitigation Project (CCAMP) typically examines 1-2 archaeological sites per spring field season. All data generated by the project is aggregated here and includes field paperwork, images, geospatial data, and seasonal reports. Archived materials for each site are organized as follows:

Survey

  • Shovel Test Paperwork
  • FS and SS Logs for both survey and excavation

Excavation

  • Excavation Paperwork
  • Feature Paperwork
  • Profile and plan view mapping

Analysis

  • Results of radiocarbon dating
  • Logs of all materials sent away for testing
  • Results of other analyses

Reporting and Archiving

  • Official reports
  • Student-written reports completed as a requirement of their participation in the CCAMP internship

Photos

  • Photos taken at the site
    • Action shots
    • Site photos
    • Feature photos
    • Artifact photos
    • Test Unit photos

Mapping

  • Raw data collected using Trimble GPS
  • Raw data collected using Topcon Total Station
  • Completed maps rendered using various software

Field Notebooks

  • Field notebooks kept by students over the field season (started as a requirement in 2021)

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Browse the Cape Canaveral Archaeological Mitigation Project Collections:

Burnham Cemetery (8BR2352)

Burns Site (8BR85)

Hotel Site (8BR240)

Lighthouse Site (8BR234)

Penny Site (8BR158)

Quarterman Site (8BR223)

Wilson Cemetery (8BR2353)