Phase III Archaeological Investigation


The purpose of a Phase III data recovery is to gather the maximum amount of information available on site given a reasonable amount of effort and expense. The data recovery would hopefully contribute to the growing body of historical information and answer specific research questions of local and regional interest. Much of the information would conceivably substantiate existing concepts and also hopefully break new ground.1

  1. Alfred G. Cammisa, Ten Thousand Years of Land Use at Fort Pond: A Portage Haven Phase III Data Recovery Excavations of the Payne Site Montauk, 2008, pp. 6[]