Phase III: Data Recovery and Mitigation

Date Added: Jan 2010
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Data recovery may be undertaken as a form of mitigation at an archeological site determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and that will be impacted by a proposed federal undertaking. Data recovery is undertaken when neither preservation in place nor avoidance through project redesign is feasible. The purpose of data recovery is to recover the significant information the site contains by collecting the relevant data, analyzing and reporting the results of the investigations, and curating the recovered materials and records.