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Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Proposed Clifty Creek Reservoir Area Bartholomew and Decatur Counties, Indiana

Author(s): Curtis H. Tomak

Year: 1974

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Summary

This is a report of an archaeological survey of areas potentially affected by the proposed Clifty Creek reservoir project in Bartholomew County and Decatur County, Indiana (Fig. 1). The project would be an undertaking of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and involves the construction of one or more dams on Clifty Creek and Fall Fork to provide flood control and recreational facilities. Four possible dam sites and several reservoir alternatives are being considered. Data regarding these are given in Figure 4.

The present work was conducted during the fall and winter of 1973-74 by the author for the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University. Funding for the project was provided by the National Park Service under Contract No. PX-4000-3-0635.

Previously, in 1968, Claude White of Indiana University surveyed part of the area in question for the National Park Service. His report discusses twenty-one Bartholomew County sites, 12B2-22, and four Decatur County sites, 12De2-5, in or close to the reservoir (White 1969). Though not discussed in the text they are indicated on the map (Fig, 4) and are included in the recommendations.

The above two surveys constitute the total archaeological work that has been done in the area to date. They were undertaken to locate sites adversely affected by the proposed construction and evaluate them for salvage.


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Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Proposed Clifty Creek Reservoir Area Bartholomew and Decatur Counties, Indiana. Curtis H. Tomak. 1974 ( tDAR id: 394025) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83F4RD0


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.255; min lat: 39.187 ; max long: -85.687; max lat: 40.217 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Principal Investigator(s): Curtis H. Tomak

Landowner(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District

Sponsor(s): National Park Service ; US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District

Repository(s): Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University

Prepared By(s): Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University

Submitted To(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District


Record Identifiers

National Park Service under Contract Number(s): PX-4000-3-0635

Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) and include the artifact database, select artifact photographs, artifact report, investigation report, finding aid, oversized material database, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, budget transfer request, correspondence, field notes, interdepartmental communication, mail receipts, progress report, and statements of account. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


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Contact(s): US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

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