Phase II Limited Excavation

Phase II testing takes place when additional data is needed to assess eligibility in meeting the criteria for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. This testing also can take place to provide further information that would be required to develop a mitigation plan for the archaeological site. The Phase II level of site testing couples scientific fieldwork with archival research to arrive at conclusions concerning a site and the specific attributes and the scientific and historical significance as well as the inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. This is the second most common level of archaeological investigation.