Third Report, Salamonie and Mississinewa Reservoirs 1961-1963


The following is the third and last report of archaeological salvage in the Mississinewa and Salamonie reservoirs, Corps of Engineers, flood control projects on major tributaries of the Wabash River in northeastern Indiana, and concerns work undertaken from August 1, 1963, to August 20, 1963.

Work continued at this site and the contextual situation reported previously continued (see July 1-30 report, page 5). Summarizing, a thin veneer of Late Woodland material cohered the site and a heavy concentration of chart debris was present in the 12" - 18" level. The latter was suggestive of a workshop. An inspection of the nearby limestone outcroppings failed to produce in site deposits of chert, though such raw material is present in abundance some distance below the dam site at Peoria, Indiana. Similar deposits were present near 12 W 5 in the bluffs facing the river. Systematic lab analysis will be required before conclusions can be derived as to the cultural affiliation of the materials.

Cite this Record

Third Report, Salamonie and Mississinewa Reservoirs 1961-1963. U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. Norcross, Ga: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 1963 ( tDAR id: 426155) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JM2CSG

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.041; min lat: 40.553 ; max long: -85.409; max lat: 40.918 ;


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact report, finding aid, initial report, prehistory report, scanned asset key, second report and a third report. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include a box inventory, card stock inserts, correspondence documents, document folder listing, an initial data collection, and notes. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

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