Phase II Investigations, Site 18FR74, Ft. Detrick Water Treatment Plant, Fort Detrick (2005.023)

Summary

This project includes the report on findings of a Phase II archeological evaluation of a portion of Site 18FR74 located at the Fort Detrick Water Treatment Plant, City of Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland and accompanying artifact catalog.

The objectives of the Phase II evaluation of Site 18FR74 included the definition of the horizontal and vertical limits of the site, temporal placement of the site, site function, and characterization of the depositional integrity of the site within the APE. Investigation emphasized the upland setting of the site which will be directly disturbed by the proposed water line. No disturbance or development is currently proposed within the floodplain. Field methods included the excavation of 17 shovel test pits and five 1-x-1-meter test excavation units, in addition to the analysis of the project area by a geomorphologist.

The evaluation recovered 617 artifacts, primarily including later stage reduction debitage. Temporally diagnostic artifacts recovered include a Late Woodland Levanna projectile point, Late Woodland Shepard ceramic, early Late Woodland Page ceramic, and an unidentified, net or fabric impressed, quartz tempered ceramic. No subsurface features were identified. Much of the site has been disturbed by the treatment plant, past agricultural activities and erosion. Consistent with the findings of the previous investigation, the upland portion of the site revealed an activity area related to the later stages of stone tool manufacture recovered from a mixed deposit. Limited testing on the floodplain revealed the presence of a buried cultural horizon containing prehistoric artifacts.

Cite this Record

Phase II Investigations, Site 18FR74, Ft. Detrick Water Treatment Plant, Fort Detrick (2005.023). ( tDAR id: 391635) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RR20N1

Spatial Coverage

min long: -77.408; min lat: 39.434 ; max long: -77.371; max lat: 39.449 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Federal Curator

Contributor(s): William Hoffman; William Efaw; Alexi Smith; Elizabeth Fauber; Isaac Shern

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas Bodor

Sponsor(s): City of Frederick, Frederick, MD

Repository(s): Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

Prepared By(s): Ottery Group

Record Identifiers

MAC Lab Accession Number (s): 2005.023

Notes

General Note: The following physical records are held at MAC Lab: Field Notes, Maps, Artifact Catalog, Report

General Note: Date Collected:2005

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Documents

  1. Phase II Archaeological Evaluation of Site 18FR74 at the Fort Detrick Water Treatment Plant, City of Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland (2005)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas Bodor. William Hoffman.

    This report presents the findings of a Phase II archeological evaluation of a portion of Site 18FR74 located at the Fort Detrick Water Treatment Plant, City of Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland. The project area is located in Maryland Archeological Research Unit #17, the Monocacy Drainage. The City of Frederick is proposing to construct the Schifferstadt Boulevard Raw Water Transmission Main that will cross the property of the Fort Detrick Water Treatment Plant. In reviewing the requested...

Datasets

  1. Artifact Inventory, Phase II Investigations, Site 18FR74, Fort Detrick (2005)
    DATASET Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

    Artifact Catalog for Phase II at 18FR74: Ft. Detrick Water Treatment Plant Project. Created using Microsoft Access.