Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976
The USACE, Louisville District obtained the collection through an archaeological test excavation at the Rockport Site. The report, entitled Test Excavation at the Probable Archaeological Site at Bore Stations N130-E925, E925, N155, E925, N180 Indiana-Michigan Electric Company Rockport Plant Rockport, Indiana, detailed the testing of a probable site that would be impacted by the construction of an intake structure (Johnson and Dorwin N.D.). The initial survey employed subsurface auguring to locate archaeological sites that may have been buried in the floodplain. Soil samples retrieved from auguring were inspected for any indications of cultural activity. Specific methodologies and chemical testing procedures were described in the original survey report. With the application of these techniques, the original survey located two previously known sites, which were exposed in the riverbank, two previously unknown sites, and six probable sites.
The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact report, finding aid, and select artifact photographs. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box inventories, card stock inserts, document folder listing, GBL catalog, and initial data collection. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.
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Artifact Report, Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976 (2012)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Project’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in the fall of 2009. The VCP St. Louis laboratory is a USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections project, which is staffed through Brockington and Associates, an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. The procedures employed by the St. Louis VCP...
Finding Aid, Surveys at Patoka Lake (2012)
The Veterans Curation Program utilizes the standard archival practice of unique naming of collections. The purpose of this practice is to avoid redundant and confusing collection names commonly found with archaeological investigations. Therefore, this collection is referred to as “Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folder, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is a quarter of a linear inch. The Glenn A. Black Laboratory of...
Glass Artifact Photographs, Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976 (2012)
Photographs of glass artifacts collected during the Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976 archaeological investigation in Indiana.
Lithic Artifact Photographs, Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976 (2012)
Photographs of lithic artifacts collected during the Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976 archaeological investigation in Indiana.
Artifact Database, Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976 (2012)
Surveys at Patoka Lake 1976
GBL provided the VCP with an electronic catalog entitled “USACE GBL Accession Inventory 11 30 09.” This catalog contained detailed information about each of the investigations within the GBL collection. Because the Patoka Lake investigations did not have individual reports, it was determined that the investigations would be separated based on the information found in the GBL catalog. Therefore, four separate Patoka Lake investigations were created based on the different worksheets within the GBL...