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An Archaeological Survey of the Wabash Floodplain in Posey and Gibson Counties, Indiana

Author(s): Thomas J. Green

Year: 1972

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Summary

This report presents the results of an archaeological survey of the Wabash River Valley in Posey and Gibson Counties, Indiana. The survey was initiated by the National Park Service. In response to the proposed Cross Wabash Waterway. The plan, although still in preliminary stages proposes to make the Wabash River navigable by the construction of a series of canals, locks, and dams. The danger to archaeological resources in the area results from the cutting of canals and the flooding of areas by the locks and dams.

The Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology under the terms of a contract between the Indiana University Foundation and the National Park Service carried out the archaeological survey in Indiana from near the mouth of the Wabash to Mount Carmel, Illinois. The University of Illinois conducted the survey on the Illinois side of the river. The Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville provided topographic maps showing the proposed route of the canal and the estimated pool stages behind the two locks and the two dams. Because of the preliminary nature of the waterway, it was decided that the survey should try to cover as much of the river valley as possible so that future changes in the plans could be evaluated in terms of the archaeological materials that might be destroyed.


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An Archaeological Survey of the Wabash Floodplain in Posey and Gibson Counties, Indiana. Thomas J. Green. Bloomington, IN: Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana Univeristy. 1972 ( tDAR id: 425858) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SF2Z91


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.514; min lat: 38.237 ; max long: -86.946; max lat: 38.694 ;

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): U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District

Sponsor(s): National Park Service

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

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

Submitted To(s): National Park Service


Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the finding aid, original investigation report, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include the document folder listing and initial data collection. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


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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