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Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Survey, 1997 Highway Program, PIN 6066.41.122, NYS Route 17 Access, Town of Ashland and, Hamlet of Lowman, Chemung County, New York

Author(s): Christopher Hohman ; Diana Loren ; Jessie Ravage

Year: 1997

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This project was contracted in advance of construction of NYS route 17 access in order to evaluate the presence of historic and prehistoric cultural resources. Background research for PIN 6066.41.122 was conducted on the environment, prehistory, and history of the Town of Ashland, Chemung County. Human occupation of the area extends to Paleoindian periods, into the historic period (in which the battle of Newton during the American Revolutionary war occured in the project area). This information addressed the types of sites likely to occur in the area of the reconnaissance. A walkover of PIN 6066.41.122 was carried out in order to determine how much of the project area would be accessible for subsurface testing and to identify cultural remains that were visible above ground.

Shovel test pits were excavated in all portions of the project area that were testable. All recovered artifacts were processed and analyzed. Prior to reconnaissance, the project area was considered to be sensitive for prehistoric sites. Although the only Map Documented Structure is located under asphalt, the location of two 18th century and three 19th century structures within and adjacent to the project area, suggests that intact refuse deposits from the historic occupation over the last 200 years may be located within the project area.

Within the project area, 1 prehistoric site, and 6 historic sites were identified. there were no recovered remains that were associated with the Newton Battle, or the Native American village of Newtown identified in the ethnohistoric record. The prehistoric site consisted of a single projectile point, and the remaining historical sites contained material from the 18th to 20th centuries.


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Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Survey, 1997 Highway Program, PIN 6066.41.122, NYS Route 17 Access, Town of Ashland and, Hamlet of Lowman, Chemung County, New York. Christopher Hohman, Diana Loren, Jessie Ravage. Binghamton, NY: Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University. 1997 ( tDAR id: 394530) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87S7Q2B


Spatial Coverage

min long: -76.77; min lat: 42.006 ; max long: -76.669; max lat: 42.054 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Nina Versaggi

Sponsor(s): New York State Department of Transportation ; Federal Highway Administration

Repository(s): Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University

Prepared By(s): Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University

Submitted To(s): New York State Education Department

Record Identifiers

MCD(s): 01501

PIN(s): 6066.41.122

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