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Phase I and Phase II Archaeological Investigations, Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida

Author(s): Tiffany Osburn ; Michael Wilder ; Lisa O'Steen ; Brandi M. Carrier Jones

Year: 2008

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This report presents the results of Phase I and Phase II archaeological investigations on Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highlands counties, Florida. This work was conducted by Geo-Marine, Inc. (GMI) under a contract (DACA63-00-D-0006, Delivery Order 0036) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, acting on behalf of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and APAFR. The purpose of this study is to provide the APAFR with data for use in the management of its cultural resources in partial fulfillment of its obligations under the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable cultural resources legislation. Phase I survey resulted in the discovery of eight archaeological sites, none of which is considered eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Phase II NRHP eligibility testing was conducted on three archaeological sites. Based on these investigations, one site is recommended as eligible for inclusion in the NRHP. Another site was tested to determine whether damage from 2004 Hurricane Jeanne had adversely affected the site’s eligibility status; the results of this work indicate that site’s eligibility status has not been significantly altered and remains eligible for NRHP inclusion. The third site is recommended as ineligible for inclusion in the NRHP.

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Phase I and Phase II Archaeological Investigations, Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida. Tiffany Osburn, Michael Wilder, Lisa O'Steen, Brandi M. Carrier Jones. United States Air Force Air Combat Command Series, Report of Investigations ,34. Plano, Texas: Geo-Marine, Inc. 2008 ( tDAR id: 391195) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80R9Q9S


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 200 to 800 (Sand-tempered Plain ceramics)

Radiocarbon Date: 1180 to 1010

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.435; min lat: 27.48 ; max long: -81.096; max lat: 27.747 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Kathy Couturier

Field Director(s): Jenifer Elam ; David Franz

Principal Investigator(s): Brandi M. Carrier Jones

Landowner(s): United States Air Force

Sponsor(s): United States Army Corps of Engineers, Forth Worth District

Prepared By(s): Geo-Marine, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Prewitt & Associates, Inc. ; United States Air Force, Air Combat Command

Record Identifiers

Contract No. (s): DACA63-00-D-0006

Avon Park Air Force Range Report No.(s): AP0023

Delivery Order No.(s): 0036


Redaction Note: If you would like access to the full document, you may request it from Avon Park CRM: Kathy Courturier; email:; phone: (863) 452-4288

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Contact(s): Kathy Couturier

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America