Archaeological Test Excavations Report, Pine Grove Site (12MO183) 1987

Part of the Pine Grove Site (12MO183) 1987 project

Author(s): Jeffrey A. Myers; Patrick J. Munson

Year: 1987


This report presents the results of limited test excavations at the Pine Grove site (12 Mo 183) at Monroe Reservoir, Monroe County, Indiana. The Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University, in contract with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reservoirs, undertook these investigations in order to evaluate the archaeological significance of the site and to determine its eligibility for potential nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. A possible Paleo-Indian component occupation, continuing severe erosion and the discovery of four pothunter holes prompted the site investigation.

Fieldwork consisted of hand excavation of trenches to assess the integrity of archaeological deposits and was conducted under supervision of the author from July 30 to October 10, 1986. Dr. Patrick J. Munson was the Principal Investigator.

This report describes the setting of the project area, previous archaeological investigations, the fieldwork methods used in test excavations, findings, and recommendations. The test excavations demonstrated that the Pine Grove site contained relatively sparse amounts of Late Archaic Period artifacts which extended to approximately 0.5 ft. below the plowzone (1.0 ft. below surface). Some subplowzone materials occurred in small clusters suggesting the presence of pit features at this site, but the results of the investigations indicated the site lacks sufficient significance to merit nomination to the National Register.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Test Excavations Report, Pine Grove Site (12MO183) 1987. Jeffrey A. Myers, Patrick J. Munson. 1987 ( tDAR id: 428141) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8348NJP

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.552; min lat: 38.951 ; max long: -86.287; max lat: 39.153 ;

Record Identifiers

Reports of Investigations(s): 87-53


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact report, archival photographs, finding aid, oversized material database, photographic material database, scanned asset key, and select artifact photographs. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include the archaeological feature record, document folder listing, additional artifact photographs, initial data collection, maps, notes, original investigation report, oversized material labels, records removal sheet, sketches, and trench summaries. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

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