"Material Culture Studies as an Alternative Mitigation: an Example from the US Route 301 Project" by Rachael E. Fowler and Kenneth J. Basalik, Ph.D.
Abstract: Additional archaeological fieldwork is not always the most cost effective means of mitigating project impacts to archaeological sites. DELDOT in conjunction with the Delaware SHPO has recently developed a series of alternative mitigations for projects on the US Route 301 Project. One of these alternative mitigations involves material culture studies. The material culture studies are unusual in that they address the material culture from numerous historic archaeological sites investigated during the US Route 301 Project rather than focusing on the remains of a single site. The added spatial breadth of the study is anticipated to provide a detailed look at these two categories of artifacts within the context of Northern Delaware in the 18th and early 19th centuries. This paper discusses the studies being prepared that examine gun flints and buttons recovered during the US Route 301 Project excavations.
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"Material Culture Studies as an Alternative Mitigation: an Example from the US Route 301 Project" by Rachael E. Fowler and Kenneth J. Basalik, Ph.D.. Rachael E. Fowler, Kenneth J. Basalik. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434607)
18th and early 19th centuries
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;