The Landscapes of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Author(s): Dwayne Scheid

Year: 2018


The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, a relatively new unit of the National Park Service established by legislation in 1974, is located on the Upper Cumberland Plateau and includes land in both Tennessee and Kentucky. The historically remote and relatively inhospitable nature of the physical landscape of the Big South Fork contributes to the modern perceptions of the landscape and its people. The area has a long history of small-scale human habitation and evidence of the lives of the people is documented in the archaeological sites, landscapes, and oral histories that have been identified, recorded, and managed by the National Park Service. This paper provides an overview of the cultural resources, discusses their management, and examines areas where potential research opportunities lie. 

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The Landscapes of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Dwayne Scheid. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441602)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 1060