Phase I Archaeological Survey Management Units 1,2,7,8,11,11A,12, and 13, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida

Year: 1999


In a continuing effort to comply with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida, conducted two Phase I archaeological surveys, in the Fall of 1998 and in the Spring of 1999. The surveys were contracted through Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia, and Moody AFB, Georgia. One survey, conducted in November and December of 1998, investigated a 5,700 acre (2,307 hectare) portion of Management Units 1 and 2. The second survey was conducted in April and May of 1999, and investigated a 1,925 acre (779 hectare) portion of Management Units 7, 8, 11, 11A, 12, and 13. The Phase I surveys of management Units 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 11A, 12, and 13 resulted in the identification of 41 new archaeological sites, including 38 prehistoric sites, 2 historical sites, and 1 multi-component prehistoric and historical site. In addition, work was conducted at two previously identified sites: additional survey was carried out at the Morgan Hole Creek #2 site (8HG688), and artifacts were collected from the surface at the Arnold Homestead site (8PO1001). Based on the results of the Phase I surveys, eight sites are recommended potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. These sites include Willingham Branch (8PO6085), Arbuckle Terrace (8PO6091), Simulated City (8PO6093), Ebersbach Midden North (8PO6094), Blue Jordan Bombing Target (8PO6098), Small Nervosa (8HG937), Psychotria Nervosa (8HG938), and Sandy Point Hammock (8HG941). The cultural resources contained in these sites include six prehistoric sites/components (8PO6085, 8PO6091, 8PO6094, 8HG937, 8HG938, and 8HG941) and two historic sites/components (8PO6093 and 8PO6098).

Cite this Record

Phase I Archaeological Survey Management Units 1,2,7,8,11,11A,12, and 13, Avon Park Air Force Range, Avon Park, Florida. Avon Park, Florida: Avon Park Air Force Range. 1999 ( tDAR id: 391166) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8930V2M


20th Century Military Belle Glade Culture Euroamerican Historic

Building Materials Ceramic Chipped Stone Fauna Metal Shell Wood

Site Name
8HG688 8HG926 8HG927 8HG928 8HG929 8HG930 8HG931 8HG932 8HG933 8HG934 8HG935 8HG936 8HG937 8HG938 8HG939 8HG940 8HG941 8HG942 8PO1001 8PO6076 8PO6077 8PO6078 8PO6079 8PO6080 8PO6081 8PO6082 8PO6083 8PO6084 8PO6085 8PO6086 8PO6087 8PO6088 8PO6089 8PO6090 8PO6091 8PO6092 8PO6093 8PO6094 8PO6095 8PO6096 8PO6097 8PO6098 8PO6099 Andrea Lea Arbuckle Flatwoods Arbuckle Terrace Arbuckle Terrace North Arbuckle Thicket Armadillo Arnold Homestead Beavan Blevins Blondin Blue Jordan Bombing Target Bradford Duval Ebersbach Midden North Echo Ridge Echo Scrub Fitch Frostproof Flats Hathaway Jaycat JEB Jones Littler Lake Marine-Harmon Medina Medina-Hernando Morgan Hole Creek #2 Nature Trail Road Patton Psychotria Nervosa Rimbey Sandy Hook Hammock Sharp Simulated City Small Nervosa Smith Island Stevens Sullivan Three Jasper Tomlin Gully North Tomlin Gully South Vaughn Willingham Branch Site Show More

Site Type
Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Bombing targets Fence Gunnery Range debris Homestead Isolated Artifact Midden Military observation tower Multi-component historic and prehistoric Trash Midden

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.427; min lat: 27.623 ; max long: -81.257; max lat: 27.73 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Avon Park Air Force Range

Contributor(s): Johnna Thackston; Paul Ebersbach; Peg Margosian; Steve Orzell; Pat Walsh; Harlen Blackburn; Paul Green; Mike Smith; Seth Hopkins; J.T. Marine; Justin S. Patton; Sean Fitzell; Irvy R. Quitmeyer; Michael Beardslee; Sulah Lee

Field Director(s): Dennis Knepper

Lab Director(s): Carter Shields

Principal Investigator(s): J. Sanderson Stevens

Project Director(s): J. Sanderson Stevens

Landowner(s): United States Air Force

Sponsor(s): United States Air Force Air Combat Command

Repository(s): Avon Park Air Force Range

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

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

Record Identifiers

Avon Park Air Force Range Report No.(s): AP0011


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