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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 Section 110 Compliance Report for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District NHPA, Cultural Resources Investigations Technical Report No. 29, Volume 3 Geoarchaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley: Depositional and Archaeological Site Formation Processes along Valley and Channel Belt Margins

Author(s): William G. Monaghan ; Michael Kolb ; Daniel R. Hayes ; Kathryn C. Egan-Bruhy

Year: 2011

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Summary

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) "Geoarchaeology in the Upper Mississippi Valley” project, conducted for the St. Paul District, investigated depositional processes and archaeological site formation in valley margin contexts of the Upper Mississippi River valley. The goal was to evaluate the types of depositional processes that commonly occur on valley margins, study their timing, and assess the range of impacts that these processes may have had on archaeological site taphonomy and burial.

Particular emphasis was given to identifying and understanding depositional cycles and how these may have structured archaeological site burial. The project was to aid the USACE in making more knowledgeable management decisions concerning cultural resources.

The report also includes data that will allow for more informed decisions concerning where, when, and how to deep test these valley margins contexts, what landforms to target, and what landforms will be unlikely to contain (or preserve) buried archaeological sites. This ARRA funded Task Order employed 20 cultural resource management specialists.


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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 Section 110 Compliance Report for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District NHPA, Cultural Resources Investigations Technical Report No. 29, Volume 3 Geoarchaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley: Depositional and Archaeological Site Formation Processes along Valley and Channel Belt Margins. William G. Monaghan, Michael Kolb, Daniel R. Hayes, Kathryn C. Egan-Bruhy. NHPA, Cultural Resources Investigations Technical Report ,No. 29, Vol. 3. St. Louis, MO: US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District. 2011 ( tDAR id: 425840) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QJ7KFH


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min long: -97.866; min lat: 46.619 ; max long: -96.021; max lat: 49.951 ;

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

Landowner(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District

Sponsor(s): U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, St. Louis District Curation and Archives Analysis Branch

Prepared By(s): John Milner Associates, Inc.

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


Record Identifiers

Contract Number(s): W912P9-09-0536, Task Order 14

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