Archeological Investigations at Site 22SU121, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit County, Ohio

Author(s): Ann C. Bauermeister

Year: 2010


The Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC) conducted archeological inventory and evaluative testing efforts at site 33SU121, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CUVA), during the 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2006 field seasons. Site 33SU121 is located in Everett Village, Boston Township, Summit County, Ohio. The archeological investigations were initiated in response to two undertakings proposed by CUVA. The first was a proposed land exchange between the National Park Service (NPS) and the Church in the Valley, involving the 4.28 acre field north of the Church (Tract 114-81) where 33SU121 was originally recorded. The second was for potential ground disturbing activities associated with the restoration and rehabilitation of the adjacent historic Schmidt (Tract 114-42) and Krimmer (114-44) properties. Results from those investigations are included in this report because artifacts attributed to 33SU121 were identified at those properties.

The purpose of the investigations related to the land exchange was to identify any additional archeological resources and refine the site boundary for 33SU121, which was originally recorded in 1980 by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; to evaluate resources for their significance and eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); and to provide recommendations for site management as related to the land exchange. The inventory at the Schmidt and Krimmer properties was undertaken to identify archeological resources and to provide data for use in ongoing planning efforts associated with the park’s historic property restoration and rehabilitation program. Additional evaluative testing was conducted at the Krimmer property in 2003 and 2006 after specific undertakings associated with the Krimmer House restoration were proposed. Project field methods consisted of close-interval shovel testing across the field and the grounds at the Krimmer and Schmidt properties followed by test unit excavation, geophysical inventory of select portions of the field and Krimmer property, and exploratory trenching within the field.

This report documents the combined results of the inventory and evaluative testing that MWAC conducted at site 33SU121 between 2000 and 2006. The results indicate that portions of site 33SU121 contain sufficient information to warrant the site’s inclusion on the NRHP, but no significant archeological resources will be adversely impacted by the proposed undertakings.

Cite this Record

Archeological Investigations at Site 22SU121, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit County, Ohio. Ann C. Bauermeister. Midwest Archeological Center Technical Report ,No. 127. Lincoln, Nebraska: Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service. 2010 ( tDAR id: 376090) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R49QG8

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Archaic Middle Woodland

Ceramic Chipped Stone

Site Name

Site Type
Artifact Scatter

Investigation Types
Site Evaluation / Testing

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.631; min lat: 41.14 ; max long: -81.491; max lat: 41.334 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): National Park Serivce

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