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Archeological Prospection in the 21st Century

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Fort Casimir Site

200 Chestnut Street

New Castle, Delaware 19720

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The National Park Service’s 2019 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques entitlled Advances for Non-destructive Investigations of the Fort Casimir Site, Delaware, will be held May 20-24, 2019, at the Fort Casimir site in New Castle County, Delaware.

Lodging will be at the Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn in Bear, DE. The cost for the lodging is $109.00 per night. The lectures will be at a meeting room to be announced.

The field exercises will take place at the Fort Casimir Site. The fort was a Dutch Colonial Fort established under Peter Stuyvesant in 1651. It was captured by the Swedes in 1654 and renamed Fort Trefalddighet. The Dutch recaptured it in 1655 and renamed it Fort New Amstel. In 1664, the English forced the Dutch to relinquish control of the New Netherlands colony. The British abandoned the deteriorated fort in the 1680s.

Co-sponsors for the workshop include the National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center, Northeast Regional Office, and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, the Friends of NCPTT, as well as the Delaware State Parks and the New Castle Historical Society. This will be the twenty-ninth year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archaeological resources across this Nation.

The workshop will present lectures on the theory of operation, methodology, processing, and interpretation with on-hands use of the equipment in the field. There is a registration charge of $475.00. Application forms are available on the Midwest Archeological Center’s web page at <http://www.nps.gov/mwac/>. Payment will be made by credit card or PayPal through the Friends of NCPTT on EventBrite.

For further information, please contact Steven L. DeVore, Archeologist, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Federal Building, Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3873: tel: (402) 437-5392, ext. 141; fax: (402) 437-5098; email: <steve_de_vore@nps.gov>.

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Fort Casimir Site/aka Fort New Amstel/aka Fort Trefalddighet

Fort Casimir Site/aka Fort New Amstel/aka Fort Trefalddighet

Non-destructive equipment used to detect objects.


Non-destructive equipment used to detect objects.


Non-destructive equipment used to examine a located object.

Non-destructive equipment used to examine a located object.




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