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Artifact Database, Harry S. Truman Reservoir 1961-1993 Empty Bags

Creator(s): Veterans Curation Program

Year: 2015

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Summary

The Harry S. Truman Reservoir 1961–1993 Empty Bags investigation was created during a project to bring several USACE, Kansas City District collections up to federal curation standards prior to receipt of the collections by the St. Louis VCP. During this project, the original artifact bags were not kept with the associated artifacts. In 2012, the USACE, Kansas City District requested that the St. Louis VCP create a catalog of bag labels. Although all of the investigation’s bags were presumed to be empty by USACE, Kansas City District and St. Louis VCP staff, artifacts were found in several of these bags and necessitated an additional catalog to document the objects (Harry S. Truman Reservoir 1961–1993 Empty Bags Artifact catalog).

Investigations within the Harry S. Truman Reservoir area were initiated in advance of construction activities associated with the building of the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir and continued for almost 15 years beyond the structure’s completion. The Harry S. Truman Reservoir 1961–1993 Empty Bags collection consists of multiple investigations. It is important to note that the collection was initially thought to have included data that was collected between 1965 and 1985. Upon closer analysis, it was apparent that the bags’ collection dates extended to 1961, and final reporting protracted through 1993. Therefore, the VCP recorded the name of the collection to be inclusive of the entire range of dates associated with all of the investigations. Although the VCP prefers to process investigations individually, it was not feasible for this collection. The associated documents, empty bags, and artifacts from the investigations were intermixed with numerous investigation dates and contractors complicating a separation. Therefore, it was decided to process the empty bags as a single collection.

The procedures employed by the St. Louis VCP to rehouse the archaeological material from the Harry S. Truman Reservoir 1961-1993 Empty Bags investigation are discussed in the Artifact Report. The report can be found in tDAR at https://core.tdar.org/document/426375/artifact-report-harry-s-truman-reservoir-1961-1993-empty-bags


Cite this Record

Artifact Database, Harry S. Truman Reservoir 1961-1993 Empty Bags. Veterans Curation Program. Kansas City, MO: US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District. 2015 ( tDAR id: 426373) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83T9KV3


Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: Harry-S.-Truman-Reservoir-Artifact-Database

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Photographed by VCP VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Comments VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Weight (g) DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Count BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Artifact Description VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Material Class VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Provenience VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Bag Number VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Site Number VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Field Site Number VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Date of Collection VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Year of Investigation VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Principal Investigator VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Investigating Organization VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Subject Property VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
USACE District VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Project Name VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Artifact ID VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Keywords


Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.418; min lat: 38.227 ; max long: -93.356; max lat: 38.277 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Landowner(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Sponsor(s): US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Repository(s): Fort Osage

Prepared By(s): Veterans Curation Program

Submitted To(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District


Record Identifiers

Contract No.(s): DACW41-75-M-1854; DACW41-77-C-0132; DACW41-75-C-0202; DACW41-79-C-0073; DACW41-89-C-0102; DACW41-79-C-0101

Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact report, inventory database, and select artifact photographs. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box labels, and scans of empty bags.


Source Collections

Harry S. Truman Reservoir 1961-1993 Empty Bags collection stored at Fort Osage, Missouri.

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
Harry-S.-Truman-Reservoir-Artifact-Database.xlsx 14.66kb Nov 21, 2016 2:12:06 PM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America