Eastern Plains Land Management and Archaeological Site Discovery Methods at Fort Riley, Kansas
The cultural resource program at Fort Riley manages 100k acres in the Flint Hills province of northeastern Kansas. Variations in the Flint Hills landscape influence the use of different archaeological site discovery methods. While floodplain settings with deep soil deposits necessitate regular subsurface testing, higher elevation settings with low soil accumulation require less intensive survey methods. Many prehistoric sites in higher elevation, upland landscapes are expressed largely by surficial cultural deposits, some dating to the Pleistocene/Holocene transition. This paper highlights the unique Flint Hills landscape and wildland land management practices at Fort Riley that favor the use of pedestrian site discovery methods.
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Eastern Plains Land Management and Archaeological Site Discovery Methods at Fort Riley, Kansas. Shannon Koerner, Eric Skov, Brett Giles. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445062)
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