Avon Park Air Force Range: Phase I Survey of Selected Areas and Phase II Testing at Site 8HG20/8HG27, 8PO1007, and 8PO6084, 2008-2009


During the winter of 2008–2009, Geo-Marine, Inc., conducted cultural resources survey and site evaluations at Avon Park Air Force Range in Polk and Highlands counties, Florida. Investigations included a Phase I archaeological survey of eight selected, noncontiguous tracts in five different areas covering approximately 1,580 acres. Survey was based on previously determined zones of high, medium, and low probability for archaeological sites, with the goal of identifying all cultural resources within the selected tracts. The Phase II investigations were carried out at three previously recorded sites to assess the current site boundaries and the contextual integrity of the sites. The Phase I survey identified two new prehistoric archaeological sites (8HG1141 and 8HG1142). An additional new site was identified during investigations of previously recorded 8PO6084 and was designated 8PO7248, a historic tramline. Phase II assessments were conducted at three previously recorded sites: 8PO1007, 8PO6084, and the 8HG20/8HG27 site complex. None of the newly recorded sites as well as 8PO6084 was considered eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Archaeological sites 8PO1007 and the site complex of 8HG20/8HG27 had previously been recommended eligible for NRHP inclusion, and those recommendations are considered still valid after the current investigations. Site 8PO6084 was considered not eligible for inclusion in the National Register.

Cite this Record

Avon Park Air Force Range: Phase I Survey of Selected Areas and Phase II Testing at Site 8HG20/8HG27, 8PO1007, and 8PO6084, 2008-2009. Virgil Roy Beasley, Christopher J. Shepard, Alisa Pettitt, Matthew Gill, Brynn Torelli. United States Air Force Air Combat Command Series, Report of Investigations ,62. Hampton, Virginia: Geo-Marine, Inc. 2009 ( tDAR id: 391197) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KH0P7S


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -800 to -200 (Florida Adena point)

Radiocarbon Date: 2490 to 2360 (BP)

Radiocarbon Date: 2870 to 930 (BP)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.481; min lat: 27.413 ; max long: -81.05; max lat: 27.797 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Kathy Couturier

Contributor(s): R. Jeannine Windham; Greg Meir; Barbara Vargo; Brynn Torelli; Christopher J. Shepard; Sharlene Allday; Denise Pemberton; William Boyton; Jesse Buerhaus; Jim Christensen; Tamzin M. Howerton; Kathleen A. Lowe; Stephen E. Nazian; Alisa Pettitt; Raymond Tubby

Field Director(s): Matthew Gill

Lab Director(s): Bradley Burkholder

Principal Investigator(s): Virgil Roy Beasley

Project Director(s): Duane E. Peter

Landowner(s): United States Air Force

Sponsor(s): Headquarters Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment

Repository(s): Avon Park Air Force Range

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

Submitted To(s): Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc.; Avon Park Air Force Range

Record Identifiers

GMI Project Number(s): 30217.03.01

Task Order(s): 0028

Avon Park Air Force Range Report No.(s): AP0026

Contract No.(s): FA8903-08-D-8778


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