SEARCH is pleased to announce the final publication of Inventory and Analysis of Coastal and Submerged Archaeological Site Occurrence on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf  (POCS) for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The POCS study area measures approximately 250,000 square miles and consists of 1-mile-wide strip of land along the coast stretching from the U.S./Canadian border to the U.S./Mexican border and extending westward 200 miles to the edge of the offshore planning area or the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). ICF International (ICF) led the multidisciplinary team that included SEARCH and Geoarchaeological Research. The study presents data on significant archaeological sites, Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs), built environmental resources, shipwrecks, potential culturally sensitive submerged landforms, coastal and submerged site potential, and paleolandscape reconstructions. The results of this study will be used by BOEM in the evaluation of future exploration, development, and transportation plans for offshore energy projects. SEARCH authors include Jason Burns, Jeff Enright, Andrew Roberts, Nick Linville, and Ed Salo. This important study is available for download on the BOEM website: 

February 26, 2014
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