Phase I Archaeological Survey, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida


This report presents the results of a Phase I cultural resource survey of 6,000 contiguous acres on the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highlands counties, in central Florida. The work was conducted by Parsons Engineering Science, Inc.,under contract with the United States Air Force Air Combat Command acting for the APAFR. The purpose of the activity was to provide a document for use by the APAFR in managing cultural resources in partial fulfillment of its obligations under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and other applicable historic preservation legislation. The survey resulted in the discovery of 13 archaeological sites: eight prehistoric, four historical and one multi-component prehistoric/historical. Preliminary assessment of these cultural resources led to the recommendation for evaluative testing at four of the sites (three prehistoric and one prehistoric/historical) to determine eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Cite this Record

Phase I Archaeological Survey, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida. J. Sanderson Stevens, Dennis Knepper, Madeleine Pappas, Irvy R. Quitmeyer. Fairfax, Virginia: Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. 1997 ( tDAR id: 391152) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86974G5

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.461; min lat: 27.472 ; max long: -81.091; max lat: 27.744 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Avon Park Air Force Range

Contributor(s): Madeleine Pappas; Johnna Thackston; Paul Ebersbach; Peg Margosian; Steve Orzell; Letricia Peed; Paul Green; Steven A. Gaber; Mike Lavender; Randi Burch; Shawn Fitzell; Greg Harmon; Seth Hopkins; Marcy Kaplan; Rowena Kitzmiller; Nancy Lorenz; Marsha Nicholson; David Orr; Kim Pokorosky; Mike Smith; Emariana Taylor; Irvy R. Quitmeyer; Mustafa Cayci; Sulah Lee; Judy Brown

Field Director(s): Dennis A. Knepper

Lab Director(s): Carter Shields

Principal Investigator(s): J. Sanderson Stevens

Sponsor(s): Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base

Repository(s): Avon Park Air Force Range

Prepared By(s): Parsons Engineering Science, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Avon Park Air Force Range; MacDill Air Force Base

Record Identifiers

Contract Number(s): F-44650-94-D-0005

Avon Park Air Force Range Report No.(s): AP0009


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