Rehabilitation Report, Greenville Urban Protection Project

Part of the Greenville Urban Protection project

Author(s): Amy Portell

Year: 2018


The procedures employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, Curation and Archives Analysis Branch, Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections to rehouse the archaeological material from USACE, Vicksburg District are discussed below. In the rehousing process of each investigative effort for the Vicksburg District’s collection, staff generally followed the same standard procedures. Upon completion of the curation management project, the Vicksburg District collection was sent to the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University for permanent curation.

The first step in the rehousing process is to obtain copies of cultural resource reports, artifact catalog sheets, and field notes pertaining to the collections from the St. Louis District archivist processing the archival collection. The analytical techniques employed by each organization to recover and process the collections were reviewed to gain familiarity with the previous archaeological work that had been conducted on the sites. The documents for this investigative effort included the final report, an artifact catalog, and field notes.

The Greenville Urban Protection project investigation consists of historic artifacts collected when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District contracted with Coastal Environments, Inc. (CEI) to conduct an intensive survey around eight ditches within Washington County, Mississippi. The ditches were to be expanded for the purpose of handling more water during heavy rainfalls. The survey was conducted in May 1991. Richard A. Weinstein served as principle investigator and Sylvia Timmons Duay served as field director. With the exception of a single celt, only historic material was recovered. The one site recorded during this survey was the Formigoni site (22WS777), a late nineteenth to early twentieth century house site. For more information on this project, see the final report (Duay 1992).

The artifact database can be found in tDAR at

Cite this Record

Rehabilitation Report, Greenville Urban Protection Project. Amy Portell. 2018 ( tDAR id: 446622) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8446622

Spatial Coverage

min long: -91.25; min lat: 32.736 ; max long: -90.514; max lat: 33.551 ;

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