Artifact Report, Salamonie and Mississinewa Reservoirs 1961-1963

Author(s): Layne C. Bryant

Year: 2012


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Project’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in the fall of 2009. The VCP St. Louis laboratory was established by USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds and staffed through Brockington and Associates, Inc.

Human skeletal remains (HSR) were removed from the USACE, Louisville District collection and brought to St. Louis by USACE, St. Louis District physical anthropologist Cathy Van Arsdale 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 Corps employees.

The procedures employed by the VCP St. Louis laboratory to re-house the archaeological material from the Salamonie Lake investigation are discussed below. In the re-housing process of each investigative effort of the USACE, Louisville District collection, the same standard procedures and Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University (GBL) guidelines were followed. Upon completion of the curation management project, collections were sent to GBL for permanent curation.

Cite this Record

Artifact Report, Salamonie and Mississinewa Reservoirs 1961-1963. Layne C. Bryant. 2012 ( tDAR id: 427823) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8WH2S40

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

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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