Final Report: A Phase I Archaeological Survey of Goose Creek Aboard Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland


This report summarizes the findings of the Goose Creek Archaeological Survey, the goal of which was to identify and inventory all archaeological sites within the project boundary in accordance with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. The Goose Creek Survey took place on Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NASPAX) and is found in St. Mary’s County, within Maryland Archaeological Research Unit Number 9. The survey covered approximately 5.05 miles of creek shoreline and consisted of 2,792 shovel test pits. The survey located fourteen archaeological sites; twelve were newly identified and two were previously known. Of these fourteen sites, five are prehistoric, six are historic, and three are multi-component. Three sites, 18ST724, 18ST742, and 18ST743 are considered ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The remaining sites, 18ST492, 18ST493, 18ST722, 18ST723, 18ST725, 18ST726, 18ST727, 18ST741, 18ST744, 18ST745, and 18ST746 are potentially eligible, although further work is needed to assess them.

Cite this Record

Final Report: A Phase I Archaeological Survey of Goose Creek Aboard Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Christopher Sperling. 2000 ( tDAR id: 393163) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8PR7X17

Spatial Coverage

min long: -76.403; min lat: 38.282 ; max long: -76.369; max lat: 38.306 ;

Record Identifiers

Maryland Historical Trust Report #(s): ST 180

MAC Lab Lot Number(s): 18ST722/2; 18ST493/8; 18STX48/270; 18ST492/37; 18STX48/90; 18ST742/6; 18STX48/5; 18ST493/29; 18STX48/502; 18ST745/1; 18ST742/13; 18ST727/22; 18STX48/241; 18STX48/416; 18ST741/18; 18STX48/93; 18STX48/51; 18ST725/53; 18STX48/139; 18STX48/235; 18STX48/481; 18ST742/15; 18ST725/86; 18STX48/21; 18STX48/105; 18ST725/3; 18STX48/449; 18STX48/50; 18STX48/15; 18STX48/264; 18STX48/18; 18ST725/6; 18ST492/33; 18STX48/231; 18ST741/14; 18STX48/174; 18STX48/162; 18ST725/62; 18ST492/31; 18ST725/35; 18ST492/12; 18ST742/23; 18ST725/54; 18ST727/40; 18ST492/8; 18ST743/1; 18ST493/43; 18ST742/21; 18STX48/76; 18STX48/451; 18STX48/411; 18STX48/500; 18ST492/3; 18STX48/88; 18ST725/15; 18ST742/9; 18ST724/21; 18STX48/263; 18STX48/72; 18ST741/1; 18STX48/236; 18STX48/415; 18ST725/82; 18STX48/177; 18STX48/237; 18STX48/496; 18STX48/437; 18ST725/13; 18ST725/12; 18STX48/111; 18STX48/57; 18ST493/18; 18ST493/46; 18STX48/454; 18ST723/10; 18STX48/297; 18STX48/443; 18ST493/28; 18STX48/222; 18ST725/49; 18STX48/255; 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General Note: Date Collected:APRIL 1999- FEBRUARY 2000

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