Archeological Evaluations of Significance at Fort Lee, Prince George County, Virginia


A total of 17 archeological evaluations of significance were completed as part of an ongoing program of cultural resource management at Fort Lee, Prince George County, Virginia. The evaluations were conducted in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulations In situations where planned development projects would adversely affect identified archeological resources. Of the 17 properties evaluated during this study, six were classified as significant and for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Significant sites included two preserved and repeatedly occupied prehistoric basecamps (44PG169 and 44PG182), a domestic site dating to the late seventeenth century (44PG183), two late colonial historic sites (44PG176 and 44PG179), and a late colonial /antebellum residence of exceptionally high integrity (411PG260). Recommendations for avoidance of the five significant sites were provided. Should avoidance be impossible, archeological data recovery in advance of project construction was recommended.

This report includes an Introduction, Evaluations of Significance for the 17 sites, a Summary and Management Recommendations. Appendices include that Artifact Inventory and Project Documents.

Cite this Record

Archeological Evaluations of Significance at Fort Lee, Prince George County, Virginia. Antony F. Opperman, Harding Polk II. 1987 ( tDAR id: 391564) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JH3N6R


Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation Heritage Management Site Evaluation / Testing

Archaeological Survey Buckles Chert Chinese Porcelain Coastal Plain Colono Ware contracting stem Cord Marked Creamware Cultural Resource Management Delft Ware Earthenware English Flint Evaluation of Significance Fabric Impressed Gaston ceramics Guilford projectile point handmade bricks Historic Preservation Historic Sites Kaolin Pipe Stem Lead Shot Mockley Ware Morrow Mountain Point Nails net impressed ceramic Palmer Points Pearlware Personal Artifacts prehistoric base camp Prehistoric Sites Prince George Ware Quartz Quartzite Rhenish Stoneware Savannah River Variant Seasonal Activity serrated projectile point Slave Quarters Southeastern Virginia Stoneware Stony Creek ceramic Thermal Alteration Uniform Buttons White Earthenware Show More

Geographic Keywords
Appomattox River Bailey Creek Cabin Creek Camp Lee Fort Lee Prince George County (County) United States of America (Country) Virginia (State / Territory)

Temporal Keywords
17th Century 20th Century American Civil War Antebellum Period Colonial Period Early / Middle Woodland Early 19th Century Historic Late 19th Century Late Archaic Mid-18th Century Mid-19th Century Postbellum Period PREHIST0RIC World War I

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -400 to 1600 (prehistoric basecamp occupation)

Calendar Date: -3000 to -1000 (Late Archaic Period)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -77.363; min lat: 37.205 ; max long: -77.299; max lat: 37.263 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Patty Conte

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald A. Thomas

Repository(s): Fort Lee Regional Archaeological Curation Facility

Prepared By(s): MAAR Associates, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District

Record Identifiers

Accession Number (s): FL1987.001

Performing Organization Rept. No.(s): V-27/30

Contract Number(s): DACA65-83-C-0125, P0003, P0004


Redaction Note: Page 2-10 is missing from this file of the report. This document has been redacted. To request access to a nonredacted copy, contact the Fort Lee Regional Archaeological Curation Facility.

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