Artifact Catalog, Archaeological Data Recovery from 22LA545, Lafayette County, Mississippi

Summary

The procedures employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, Curation and Archives Analysis Branch, Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections to rehouse the archaeological material from Vicksburg District are discussed below. Upon completion of this curation management project, the Vicksburg District collection will be sent to Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University for permanent curation.

The first step in the rehousing process is to obtain copies of cultural resource reports, artifact catalog sheets, and field notes pertaining to the collections from the St. Louis District archivist processing the archival collection. The analytical techniques employed by the Center for Archaeological Research to recover and process the collections were reviewed to gain familiarity with the previous archaeological work that had been conducted on the site.

In January 1986, the University of Mississippi, Center for Archaeological Research began an investigation at the Coontown Site, 22LA545, on Sardis Lake, Lafayette County, Mississippi. Archaeological work was undertaken because a looter was removing artifacts of potential significance from the area. The University of Mississippi completed a surface collection and excavated the disturbed features. Funding for this investigation ran out before the artifacts were analyzed and the final report was written, so there is no contract number for this investigation. John C. Phillips produced a report out of professional ethics. For more information on this project, see the report (Phillips 1986).

The procedures employed to rehouse the archaeological material from the Archaeological Data Recovery from 22La545, Lafayette County, Mississippi investigation are discussed in the Rehabilitation Report. The report can be found in tDAR at https://core.tdar.org/document/446613.

Cite this Record

Artifact Catalog, Archaeological Data Recovery from 22LA545, Lafayette County, Mississippi. US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District. 2018 ( tDAR id: 446611) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8446611

Data Set Structure

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

Table Information: Archaeological-Data-Recovery-from-22LA545-1986-Artifact-Catalog

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
New Box Number BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Comments VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Count VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Artifact Description VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Material Class VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Provenience (Feature area, unit coordinates) VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
FS # BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Feature # BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Site # VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Report Author VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Investigating Organization VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Investigation Name VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Year Investigated BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
USACE District VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
ID BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Spatial Coverage

min long: -89.75; min lat: 34.162 ; max long: -89.085; max lat: 34.556 ;

Source Collections

Archaeological Data Recovery from 22La545, Lafayette County, Mississippi collection stored at the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University.

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