Geophysical Survey and Phase II Archaeological Evaluations of Site 46KA681, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia

Author(s): Jeremy Pye; Tanya A. Faberson

Year: 2018

Summary

In mid-2017, CRA personnel conducted a geophysical survey and Phase II archaeological excavations on a tract of land adjacent to the Elk River in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. The property is the location of Site 46KA681, which is a multicomponent site that includes evidence of both prehistoric and historic occupations. The prehistoric component consists of a small habitation site of unknown cultural or temporal affiliation, while the historic component dates to as early as the early to mid-19th century. Geophysical techniques used during the initial survey included ground penetrating radar, magnetic gradiometry, and electrical resistivity. The resultant data were used to guide Phase II excavations and permitted the opportunity for ground-truthing the geophysical anomalies. CRA’s work at Site 46KA681 revealed a historic well, postholes, as well as other prehistoric and historic artifacts and features, which provide valuable information about the rich history of the property. 

Cite this Record

Geophysical Survey and Phase II Archaeological Evaluations of Site 46KA681, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Jeremy Pye, Tanya A. Faberson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441722)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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