Cultural Resource Management and
Clear, accurate maps are the most important medium for conveying
archaeological data to project managers, regulatory reviewers, and the
general public. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), electronic
survey instruments, and GPS have become vital tools in conducting
archaeological surveys and creating high-quality reports.
Quemahoning has developed methods and procedures for mapping and
interpreting large-scale heritage resources, including historic mine
workings, ruins associated with large industrial complexes, and
cultural landscape features.
Scripture Rocks Heritage
Park, Jefferson County Historical Society
The Scripture Rocks is the largest collection of historic rock art in
Pennsylvania. More than 160 individual sandstone boulders were engraved
with Biblical verse, prophecy, and personal observations by Douglas M.
Stahlman from 1911 to 1913. Field surveys completed by Quemahoning were
used to create detailed maps of rock art sites. Individual panels
of engrave text were delineated within the maps. The maps were
used by the Jefferson County Historical Society to design and build the
Scripture Rocks Heritage Park, now open and free to the public just off
Interstate 80 near of Brookville, Pennsylvania.
Shade Furnace Ironworks,
and Genealogical Society of Somerset County
Quemahoning completed archaeological mapping of the 200-acre Shade
Furnace Archaeological District for the site's successful nomination
and listing on the National Register of Historic Places. From
1808 to 1858 raw iron ore dug from the ground was converted into cast
iron and wrought iron. The maps preserve location information of
important ruins and sites that are dispersed throughout the
archaeological district. The archaeological mapping was a vital
component in the interpretation of this important heritage site.
Arroyo Tannery Heritage
Site, U.S. Forest Service
The industrial ruins of Arroyo Tannery and Arroyo Village stretch
across an area encompassing 40 acres within the Allegheny National
Forest. Field surveys completed by Quemahoning were used to generate
detailed maps of the extensive ruins of this former leather tanning
complex. The results of the survey were used by the Forest Service to
protect and interpret this important heritage site.
Spring Creek Standard
Silicon Glass Sand Works - U.S. Forest Service
The Spring Creek Standard Silicon Glass Sand Works include the ruins of
a multi-pit mine complex, a 600-foot long incline, and massive sand
processing facility that cover more than 15 acres of rugged terrain
within the Allegheny National Forest. Field surveys completed by
Quemahoning were used to produce detailed maps of the ruins and aided
in the interpretation of the site. The results of the survey were
used by the Forest Service to protect and interpret this important