Pearson Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (1999.009)


This project contains an artifact inventory, distribution data, and official report from Phase I excavations at Pearson Creek, Maryland. The goal of the project was to identify and inventory all archaeological sites within the project boundary in accordance with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. The Pearson Creek Survey took place on Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NASPAX) and is found in St. Mary’s County, within Maryland Archaeological Research Unit Number 9. The survey covered approximately 1.5 miles of creek shoreline and consisted of 1,038 shovel test pits. The survey located twelve archaeological sites; six were newly identified and six were previously-known sites. Of these twelve sites, eight are prehistoric and four are multicomponent. Two sites, 18ST706 and 18ST709, are considered ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The remaining sites, 18ST394, 18ST395, 18ST476, 18ST477, 18ST482, 18ST491, 18ST705, 18ST707, 18ST708, and 18ST710, are potentially eligible, although further work is needed to assess them.

Cite this Record

Pearson Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (1999.009). ( tDAR id: 391683) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8P270K6

Spatial Coverage

min long: -76.416; min lat: 38.293 ; max long: -76.383; max lat: 38.314 ;

Record Identifiers

Maryland Historical Trust Report #(s): ST 183

MAC Lab Lot Number(s): 18ST708/17; 18STX44/195; 18ST477/157; 18ST705/30; 18ST477/146; 18ST477/121; 18ST477/206; 18STX44/51; 18ST395/164; 18STX44/306; 18STX44/137; 18STX44/7; 18ST477/111; 18ST395/124; 18STX44/253; 18STX44/123; 18ST477/145; 18STX44/228; 18STX44/24; 18ST710/6; 18ST491/126; 18STX44/94; 18ST710/27; 18ST395/167; 18ST477/105; 18STX44/81; 18ST477/163; 18ST708/9; 18STX44/104; 18STX44/78; 18ST708/75; 18STX44/87; 18ST706/7; 18STX44/140; 18ST707/33; 18ST705/6; 18STX44/216; 18STX44/150; 18ST395/101; 18STX44/118; 18ST706/15; 18STX44/93; 18ST395/102; 18ST491/121; 18ST708/6; 18ST395/149; 18STX44/75; 18ST708/56; 18STX44/276; 18ST476/121; 18ST476/128; 18ST482/110; 18ST707/56; 18STX44/132; 18STX44/164; 18STX44/155; 18ST707/31; 18STX44/268; 18STX44/109; 18ST707/75; 18STX44/168; 18STX44/208; 18ST477/160; 18ST476/110; 18ST707/8; 18ST707/17; 18ST710/8; 18STX44/151; 18STX44/80; 18ST476/136; 18ST476/111; 18ST708/26; 18STX44/39; 18STX44/265; 18ST395/122; 18ST709/18; 18ST705/1; 18STX44/152; 18STX44/158; 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18STX44/84; 18ST707/58; 18ST708/19; 18ST706/16; 18STX44/82; 18ST476/125; 18ST708/69; 18ST707/62; 18ST476/101; 18ST476/134; 18STX44/143; 18ST708/44; 18STX44/71; 18ST395/157; 18STX44/131; 18ST705/5; 18ST708/25; 18ST477/172; 18ST477/120; 18STX44/96; 18STX44/267; 18ST707/76; 18ST707/65; 18ST707/72; 18ST477/127; 18ST708/67; 18ST477/174; 18ST708/29; 18ST395/148; 18STX44/289; 18ST395/103; 18ST491/118; 18STX44/247; 18ST395/170; 18STX44/57; 18ST477/125; 18STX44/239; 18STX44/10; 18ST476/124; 18ST395/138; 18STX44/212; 18STX44/234; 18ST705/18; 18ST707/59; 18ST707/68; 18ST476/137; 18ST708/13; 18STX44/130; 18ST395/169; 18ST707/77; 18ST707/1; 18STX44/240; 18ST708/21; 18STX44/233; 18ST708/43; 18STX44/178; 18STX44/50; 18STX44/6; 18ST708/73; 18ST477/183; 18ST710/11; 18STX44/213; 18STX44/45; 18STX44/278; 18STX44/302; 18STX44/141; 18STX44/263; 18ST477/156; 18STX44/315; 18ST708/63; 18ST476/102; 18STX44/316; 18STX44/245; 18STX44/134; 18ST477/144; 18ST395/110; 18ST477/134; 18STX44/31; 18ST707/14; 18STX44/157; 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MAC Lab Accession Number(s): 1999.009


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

General Note: Date Collected:JUNE 1998

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-3 of 3)


  1. Artifact Inventory, Pearson Creek, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Edward E. Chaney.

    This resource is an artifact inventory for the Phase I shovel testing at Pearson Creek, Maryland. This inventory is also included in the official report for this excavation, located in the Pearson Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (1999.009) project and collection.

  2. Phase I Archaeological Resources Inventory of the Pearson Creek Area, Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Cassandra Michaud.

    This report summarizes the findings of the Pearson Creek Survey, the goal of which was to identify and inventory all archaeological sites within the project boundary in accordance with Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. The Pearson Creek Survey took place on Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NASPAX) and is found in St. Mary’s County, within Maryland Archaeological Research Unit Number 9. The survey covered approximately 1.5 miles of creek shoreline and...


  1. Distribution Tables, Pearson Creek, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2001)
    DATASET Cassandra Michaud.

    This resource contains artifact distribution tables from the Phase I excavations at Pearson Creek, Maryland. The date of creation for this dataset has been listed as the same date as the publication of the official report (2001), but it may have been created earlier.