Cultural Resources Management

 

Cultural Resources Management

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Integrating the past with the future."

Base archaeologist discusses archaeological investigations in training areas aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Base archaeologist discusses archaeological investigations in training areas aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Ground penetrating radar testing for buried historic features aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Ground penetrating radar testing for buried historic features aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Phase I archaeological survey methodology, shovel testing, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Phase I archaeological survey methodology, shovel testing, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Phase I archaeological survey of historic period home site aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Phase I archaeological survey of historic period home site aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Phase II archaeological testing aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Phase II archaeological testing aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
This is one of the artifacts recovered from an archaeology site on MCB Camp Lejeune. Archaeologists carefully note where each artifact comes from in order to better understand the site and context. Photograph by Lance Cpl. Nikki S. Phongsisattanak
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This is one of the artifacts recovered from an archaeology site on MCB Camp Lejeune. Archaeologists carefully note where each artifact comes from in order to better understand the site and context. Photograph by Lance Cpl. Nikki S. Phongsisattanak
Prehistoric shell midden (trash pit) exposed in test unit, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC.
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Prehistoric shell midden (trash pit) exposed in test unit, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC.
Many types of artifacts are found at MCB Camp Lejeune. These are all historic artifacts recovered from an archaeology site on the base, such as kaolin pipe fragments and ceramics.
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Many types of artifacts are found at MCB Camp Lejeune. These are all historic artifacts recovered from an archaeology site on the base, such as kaolin pipe fragments and ceramics.
Building H1 Main Entrance / Julian C. Smith Hall. Building H1 was built in 1942-43 as U.S. Naval Hospital, New River, and served as the main hospital for all the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune until the Naval Regional Medical Center was opened in 1980. As a hospital, H1 was set at the tip of Hadnot Point, away from the rest of the main station, to prevent the spread of contagious diseases and to buffer the patients from noise.
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Building H1 Main Entrance / Julian C. Smith Hall. Building H1 was built in 1942-43 as U.S. Naval Hospital, New River, and served as the main hospital for all the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune until the Naval Regional Medical Center was opened in 1980. As a hospital, H1 was set at the tip of Hadnot Point, away from the rest of the main station, to prevent the spread of contagious diseases and to buffer the patients from noise.
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Welcome to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Cultural Resources Program website.

Here you will find information on the Cultural Resources Management Program in place on base and the activities we are involved in – archaeology, historic architecture, historic preservation, and much more! Here is a snapshot of what you will find:

Thank you for visiting the MCBCL Cultural Resources Program website. We hope you enjoy your exploration!


Mission Statement

The Marine Corps Base (MCB), Camp Lejeune Cultural Resources Management Program's mission is to manage, preserve, and demonstrate sound stewardship of the public trust for the cultural resources under our responsibility while providing for the sustained and enhanced opportunity to accomplish the military training mission.  Through an integrated approach to historic properties management consistent with Federal law and Marine Corps policy, this mission applies to all military organizations and other authorized activities located on MCB, Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), New River, and Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field (MCOLF), Oak Grove; and applies to all archaeological sites and historic buildings and districts under the management of MCB, Camp Lejeune that have been determined significant and eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

The MCB Camp Lejeune Cultural Resources Program is part of the Environmental Management Division. Learn more about our program in the CRM Program Brief.