Phase I Archaeological Investigation of 2,707.47 Acres on Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida


This report presents the results of Phase I archaeological investigations of 2707.47 acres on Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Polk and Highland counties, Florida. 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.

The Phase I survey resulted in the discovery of ten newly identified archaeological sites. Also, two previously identified sites were recorded and their site forms amended. One previously recorded site was recommended potentially eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Four sites require further work to determine depositional integrity before a recommendation can be made regarding their eligibility or ineligibility for inclusion in the NRHP. Seven sites (8PO7135-8PO7139, 8HG1120, and 8HG1121) were determined to retain little research value and were considered ineligible for inclusion in the NRHP. Thirty-one archaeological occurrences were also recorded during the current survey; none of the archaeological occurrences were recommended eligible for the NRHP.

Cite this Record

Phase I Archaeological Investigation of 2,707.47 Acres on Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk and Highlands Counties, Florida. Jennifer Elam, Brandi Carrier Jones, Amy Burkholder. 2713 Magruder Blvd, Suite D, Hampton, VA 23666: Geo-Marine, Inc. 2012 ( tDAR id: 391297) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8HH6M04


Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.867; min lat: 27.271 ; max long: -81.096; max lat: 27.948 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Kathy Couturier

Contributor(s): Dr. Jay Newman; Ronald Grayson; Brent Bonner; Office of Cultural and Historical Programs, Bureau of Archaeological Research; Lindsay Hafford; Duane Peter; Jenifer Elam; Amy Burkholder; Matthew Gill; Brad Burkholder; Jason Aiken; William Boynton; Megan Burreson; Amy Hultberg; Lisa Miller; Jamie Morrison; Brendan O'Leary; Alisa Pettitt; Brynn Torelli; Raymond Tubby; Brian Worthington; Robert O'Malley; Sharlene Allday; Denise Pemberton

Principal Investigator(s): Brandi Carrier Jones

Sponsor(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District

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

Submitted To(s): United States Air Force Air Combat Command

Record Identifiers

OMB No.(s): 0704-0188

Delivery Order No.(s): 0028; 0034

Report No. (s): 54

Avon Park Air Force Range Report No.(s): AP0024

Contract No.(s): W91266-05-0009


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