In compliance with the New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Act and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Act Rules, E2PM performed a Phase I Archaeological Survey at the location of a proposed medical arts facility in Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. The purpose of this archaeological survey was to identify the presence or absence of archaeological deposits that would be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or New Jersey Register of Historic Places in advance of the proposed construction.
The Phase I archaeological survey included background research at the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office, the New Jersey State Museum, and the New Jersey State Library as well as consultation with local historical commissions and Native American Tribal representatives. Due to the high sensitivity for the project location to contain archaeological deposits, E2PM also conducted systematic subsurface survey involving the excavation of more than 90 shovel test pits.
No National Register of Historic Places or New Jersey Register of Historic Places listed, eligible, or potentially eligible archaeological resources were identified, and the proposed project was determined not to have any effect on such resources.