In April 2010, NCPTToered its frst onlinewebinar rom its head-quarters in Natchitoches,La. The course providedan overview o landscapemaintenance issues andtheir impact on cemeteryhistoric resources. Theinteractive course had morethan 100 viewers and is available or viewing on theNCPTT website.
NCPTT Online Webinars
NCPTT created atraining program onthe technologies usedin archaeology. TheProspection in Depthworkshop has beenheld in Louisiana’sCane River regionand at The Presidio in San Francisco. Technologieslike ground penetrating radar advance archaeologicaldiscovery without disturbing the earth. NCPTT has alsounded several advancements in archaeology technol-ogy including a “powered parachute” that allowsarchaeologists to make discoveries rom the air.
Technologies o Archeology
As part o its grantsprogram, NCPTT undedthe frst commercialtermite bait, the SentriconTermite Colony Elimina-tion System. The SentriconSystem uses a process omonitoring and baiting ortermite activity. This prod-uct has been valuable orthe treatment o historicbuildings and structures.Field trials were held at anumber o National ParkService sites, includingthe Statue o Liberty. Trialswere also conducted in the French Quarter o New Orleanswhere many historic properties were suering rom a severinestation o Formosan subterranean termite. The system hasgone on to become one o the country’s most popular kindso termite protection.
Protecting Historic Buildingsand Structures rom Termites
Research, Training and Projects
NCPTT oers various downloadable training videos in thefeld o preservation, such as:Liting and Hoist-
ing Stone GraveMarkersReplacing Trees in
Historic LandscapesBuilding Dry Stone
Retaining WallsApplication and
Preparation o LimewashPreserving America’s Landscape Legacy
Resetting a Stone Grave Marker
Video Training Series
he National Park Service’s National Center orPreservation Technology and Training protectsAmerica’s historic legacy by equipping proes-sionals in the feld o preservation with progressivetechnology-based research and training. Since itsounding in 1994,NCPTT has awardedover $
million in grantsor research that ulfllsits mission o advancingthe use o science andtechnology in the feldso archeology, architec-ture, landscape architecture and materials conserva-tion. NCPTT is headquartered at Lee H. Nelson Hall inNatchitoches, La.
National Center or Preservation Technology & Trainingwww.ncptt.nps.gov