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Excavation of an 11th Century Living Surface Buried Underneath a 19th Century Railroad Bed

Author(s): Daniel Turner ; Steven Meredith

Year: 2015

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Often construction of transportation features from the 19th Century or later is considered to be destructive to earlier archaeological components. The excavation of an 11th Century site in north central Alabama has demonstrated that a 19th Century railroad bed has enhanced preservation of several features that preceded its construction by 800 years. This poster will present a comparison of features found beneath the railroad bed with those located outside of that area.

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Excavation of an 11th Century Living Surface Buried Underneath a 19th Century Railroad Bed. Steven Meredith, Daniel Turner. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398412)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

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