Artifact Report, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Program’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in May 2011. The St. Louis VCP laboratory is a USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections program, which is staffed through Brockington and Associates, an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia.

Human skeletal remains (HSR) were removed from the USACE, Louisville District collection by Ball State University and brought to St. Louis by USACE staff prior to the materials being sent to the VCP lab. Because of the sensitive nature of human remains, it was determined that they would remain at the USACE, St. Louis District archaeological laboratory to be processed and labeled by USACE employees.

The procedures employed to re-house the archaeological material from the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980–1982 investigation are discussed in the report and follow those procedures utilized by the St. Louis VCP laboratory. In the re-housing process of each investigative effort of the USACE, Louisville District collection, the same standard procedures and Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University (AAL) guidelines were followed. Upon completion of the curation management project, the collection was sent to AAL for permanent curation.

The artifact database can be found in tDAR at

Cite this Record

Artifact Report, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982. Steven K. Whitaker, Jennifer Bouchard. 2012 ( tDAR id: 402382) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8C24ZFW

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Spatial Coverage

min long: -85.989; min lat: 40.635 ; max long: -85.747; max lat: 40.729 ;


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, finding aid, investigation report, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box labels, document folder listing, initial data sheet, and notes. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

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