Goose Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000.007)


This project contains the artifact photographs and drawings, distribution data, curation catalog, photo catalog, and official report of the Phase I survey excavations at Goose 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 Goose 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 5.05 miles of creek shoreline and consisted of 2,792 shovel test pits.

The survey located fourteen archaeological sites; twelve were newly identified and two were previously known. Of these fourteen sites, five are prehistoric, six are historic, and three are multi-component. Three sites, 18ST724, 18ST742, and 18ST743 are considered ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The remaining sites, 18ST492, 18ST493, 18ST722, 18ST723, 18ST725, 18ST726, 18ST727, 18ST741, 18ST744, 18ST745, and 18ST746 are potentially eligible, although further work is needed to assess them.

Cite this Record

Goose Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000.007). ( tDAR id: 391687) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88S4RCH

Spatial Coverage

min long: -76.403; min lat: 38.282 ; max long: -76.369; max lat: 38.306 ;

Record Identifiers

Maryland Historical Trust Report #(s): ST 180

MAC Lab Lot Number(s): 18ST722/2; 18ST493/8; 18STX48/270; 18ST492/37; 18STX48/90; 18ST742/6; 18STX48/5; 18ST493/29; 18STX48/502; 18ST745/1; 18ST742/13; 18ST727/22; 18STX48/241; 18STX48/416; 18ST741/18; 18STX48/93; 18STX48/51; 18ST725/53; 18STX48/139; 18STX48/235; 18STX48/481; 18ST742/15; 18ST725/86; 18STX48/21; 18STX48/105; 18ST725/3; 18STX48/449; 18STX48/50; 18STX48/15; 18STX48/264; 18STX48/18; 18ST725/6; 18ST492/33; 18STX48/231; 18ST741/14; 18STX48/174; 18STX48/162; 18ST725/62; 18ST492/31; 18ST725/35; 18ST492/12; 18ST742/23; 18ST725/54; 18ST727/40; 18ST492/8; 18ST743/1; 18ST493/43; 18ST742/21; 18STX48/76; 18STX48/451; 18STX48/411; 18STX48/500; 18ST492/3; 18STX48/88; 18ST725/15; 18ST742/9; 18ST724/21; 18STX48/263; 18STX48/72; 18ST741/1; 18STX48/236; 18STX48/415; 18ST725/82; 18STX48/177; 18STX48/237; 18STX48/496; 18STX48/437; 18ST725/13; 18ST725/12; 18STX48/111; 18STX48/57; 18ST493/18; 18ST493/46; 18STX48/454; 18ST723/10; 18STX48/297; 18STX48/443; 18ST493/28; 18STX48/222; 18ST725/49; 18STX48/255; 18ST722/4; 18ST492/30; 18ST727/28; 18STX48/295; 18ST725/1; 18STX48/466; 18STX48/183; 18STX48/135; 18ST741/16; 18ST725/39; 18ST725/65; 18ST723/6; 18ST725/63; 18STX48/106; 18ST745/4; 18ST493/35; 18STX48/226; 18ST725/31; 18STX48/155; 18ST742/19; 18ST725/47; 18ST741/13; 18STX48/151; 18ST725/30; 18ST725/26; 18ST726/7; 18ST722/3; 18STX48/487; 18STX48/14; 18ST725/93; 18STX48/301 18STX48/302 18STX48/303 18STX48/304 18STX48/305 18STX48/306 18STX48/307 18STX48/308 18STX48/309 18STX48/310 18STX48/311 18STX48/312 18STX48/313 18STX48/314 18STX48/315 18STX48/316 18STX48/317 18STX48/318 18STX48/319 18STX48/320 18STX48/321 18STX48/322 18STX48/323 18STX48/324 18STX48/326 18STX48/327 18STX48/328 18STX48/329 18STX48/330 18STX48/331 18STX48/332 18STX48/334 18STX48/335 18STX48/336 18STX48/337 18STX48/338 18STX48/339 18STX48/340 18STX48/341 18STX48/342 18STX48/343 18STX48/344 18STX48/345 18STX48/346 18STX48/347 18STX48/348 18STX48/349 18STX48/350 18STX48/351 18STX48/352 18STX48/353 18STX48/354 18STX48/355 18STX48/356 18STX48/357 18STX48/358 18STX48/359 18STX48/360 18STX48/361 18STX48/362 18STX48/363 18STX48/364 18STX48/365 18STX48/366 18STX48/367 18STX48/368 18STX48/369 18STX48/370 18STX48/371 18STX48/372 18STX48/373 18STX48/374 18STX48/375 18STX48/376 18STX48/377 18STX48/378 18STX48/379 18STX48/380 18STX48/381 18STX48/383 18STX48/384 18STX48/385 18STX48/386 18STX48/387 18STX48/388 18STX48/389 18STX48/390 18STX48/391 18STX48/392 18STX48/393 18STX48/394 18STX48/395 18STX48/396 18STX48/397 18STX48/398 18STX48/399 18STX48/400; 18ST744/7; 18STX48/25; 18STX48/153; 18STX48/402; 18STX48/218; 18STX48/453; 18STX48/39; 18STX48/427; 18ST726/17; 18STX48/262; 18STX48/70; 18STX48/7; 18ST493/37; 18STX48/92; 18STX48/94; 18STX48/224; 18ST725/28; 18STX48/279; 18ST725/90; 18STX48/296; 18STX48/471; 18ST725/64; 18ST726/8; 18ST492/32; 18ST742/11; 18STX48/22; 18ST492/39; 18STX48/142; 18STX48/482; 18STX48/233; 18STX48/75; 18STX48/440; 18ST727/13; 18ST727/14; 18ST493/45; 18STX48/74; 18ST724/19; 18ST725/84; 18STX48/456; 18ST493/12; 18ST492/36; 18ST492/2; 18STX48/472; 18ST493/5; 18ST723/18; 18ST725/17; 18STX48/154; 18ST493/13; 18STX48/44; 18STX48/243; 18STX48/452; 18ST492/42; 18ST727/31; 18STX48/201; 18STX48/100; 18STX48/87; 18STX48/474; 18STX48/461; 18STX48/63; 18ST727/34; 18ST493/24; 18ST493/2; 18ST727/12; 18ST723/17; 18ST493/27; 18ST493/9; 18STX48/40; 18ST741/19; 18STX48/68; 18STX48/494; 18ST725/95; 18ST723/11; 18ST745/6; 18STX48/165; 18ST725/80; 18STX48/300; 18ST493/38; 18ST725/59; 18ST492/25; 18ST745/8; 18ST493/34; 18STX48/138; 18STX48/221; 18STX48/1; 18STX48/424; 18STX48/46; 18ST493/31; 18ST727/25; 18ST727/27; 18ST492/13; 18ST741/2; 18STX48/476; 18STX48/136; 18ST492/18; 18ST493/19; 18STX48/239; 18ST744/8; 18STX48/441; 18STX48/107; 18STX48/53; 18ST492/26; 18STX48/282; 18ST723/9; 18STX48/219; 18STX48/422; 18ST725/79; 18ST725/92; 18ST725/8; 18STX48/455; 18STX48/13; 18ST741/5; 18ST742/3; 18ST727/18; 18ST492/1; 18ST742/22; 18STX48/84; 18ST727/5; 18STX48/17; 18ST727/6; 18STX48/71; 18STX48/208; 18STX48/287; 18ST492/29; 18ST723/3; 18STX48/258; 18ST725/91; 18ST724/14; 18STX48/110; 18ST725/48; 18ST745/3; 18ST727/29; 18ST726/15; 18ST492/17; 18ST727/20; 18ST741/20; 18ST725/23; 18ST725/85; 18STX48/65; 18ST492/45; 18ST744/3; 18STX48/444; 18STX48/492; 18STX48/484; 18STX48/30; 18STX48/448; 18STX48/485; 18STX48/478; 18STX48/423; 18STX48/486; 18ST493/16; 18ST725/58; 18STX48/59; 18ST741/8; 18ST492/4; 18ST723/13; 18STX48/4; 18ST726/11; 18STX48/98; 18STX48/409; 18ST741/24; 18ST493/26; 18STX48/86; 18ST742/10; 18STX48/202; 18ST492/7; 18ST727/3; 18STX48/249; 18ST742/17; 18ST742/20; 18ST492/21; 18ST493/4; 18ST726/5; 18STX48/480; 18STX48/250; 18STX48/79; 18ST727/35; 18ST745/9; 18ST493/33; 18STX48/434; 18STX48/277; 18STX48/38; 18ST492/35; 18ST725/51; 18ST492/14; 18STX48/89; 18STX48/256; 18ST724/5; 18STX48/95; 18STX48/199; 18ST741/15; 18ST723/16; 18ST741/6; 18STX48/288; 18STX48/419; 18STX48/273; 18ST723/1; 18STX48/56; 18ST727/19; 18STX48/146; 18STX48/284; 18ST492/9; 18STX48/238; 18STX48/186; 18ST493/21; 18ST725/87; 18STX48/207; 18STX48/37; 18ST725/10; 18STX48/152; 18ST727/33; 18ST725/94; 18STX48/417; 18STX48/425; 18STX48/24; 18STX48/477; 18STX48/223; 18STX48/77; 18STX48/143; 18STX48/418; 18ST724/12; 18STX48/488; 18STX48/428; 18STX48/103; 18STX48/269; 18STX48/220; 18STX48/179; 18ST493/44; 18STX48/292; 18STX48/167; 18STX48/117; 18ST744/2; 18STX48/501; 18ST727/30; 18STX48/41; 18ST725/83; 18ST493/40; 18STX48/102; 18ST725/2; 18STX48/229; 18ST741/23; 18ST493/7; 18STX48/479; 18STX48/145; 18ST741/10; 18ST725/76; 18STX48/188; 18STX48/272; 18STX48/27; 18ST727/39; 18ST725/45; 18ST725/71; 18ST742/12; 18STX48/173; 18ST725/9; 18ST722/7; 18ST724/4; 18ST741/4; 18STX48/11; 18ST724/25; 18STX48/23; 18ST493/23; 18ST727/2; 18ST724/11; 18STX48/483; 18ST745/7; 18ST745/5; 18ST493/11; 18STX48/268; 18STX48/209; 18STX48/69; 18ST741/17; 18STX48/435; 18STX48/52; 18STX48/227; 18STX48/172; 18STX48/168; 18ST726/16; 18STX48/47; 18STX48/257; 18STX48/122; 18ST723/8; 18ST725/11; 18STX48/497; 18STX48/438; 18ST726/12; 18STX48/430; 18ST741/3; 18STX48/54; 18ST493/32; 18ST492/27; 18ST744/4; 18ST727/11; 18ST743/2; 18ST742/2; 18ST725/88; 18ST493/42; 18STX48/436; 18STX48/274; 18STX48/230; 18ST492/28; 18STX48/26; 18STX48/147; 18ST724/22; 18STX48/462; 18ST724/20; 18ST726/3; 18ST725/7; 18ST493/6; 18ST723/14; 18STX48/447; 18STX48/8; 18STX48/198; 18STX48/413; 18ST727/16; 18STX48/463; 18ST725/40; 18ST493/36; 18STX48/175; 18ST724/8; 18STX48/285; 18ST727/7; 18STX48/81; 18STX48/289; 18STX48/104; 18STX48/161; 18ST742/4; 18ST725/38; 18ST744/1; 18ST493/17; 18ST726/13; 18STX48/192; 18ST725/41; 18STX48/244; 18ST725/29; 18ST741/12; 18STX48/232; 18STX48/246; 18ST725/25; 18STX48/83; 18ST724/10; 18ST727/36; 18STX48/228; 18STX48/404; 18STX48/148; 18ST727/10; 18ST492/41; 18ST723/4; 18STX48/414; 18ST493/10; 18ST726/9; 18ST725/89; 18ST724/26; 18ST492/40; 18ST723/5; 18ST726/10; 18STX48/267; 18STX48/450; 18STX48/141; 18STX48/499; 18STX48/470; 18STX48/36; 18ST725/43; 18ST725/68; 18ST725/33; 18ST724/17; 18STX48/261; 18STX48/465; 18STX48/259; 18STX48/439; 18ST725/32; 18ST725/36; 18STX48/140; 18ST741/9; 18ST725/67; 18ST493/22; 18STX48/48; 18STX48/271; 18STX48/113; 18STX48/32; 18STX48/212; 18STX48/214; 18ST724/7; 18STX48/19; 18STX48/85; 18STX48/298; 18STX48/260; 18STX48/190; 18ST725/57; 18ST492/44; 18STX48/291; 18STX48/469; 18STX48/275; 18ST725/74; 18STX48/206; 18STX48/82; 18ST725/72; 18STX48/405; 18ST725/56; 18ST724/3; 18ST744/6; 18ST725/44; 18ST725/24; 18STX48/420; 18ST725/46; 18STX48/412; 18STX48/245; 18STX48/490; 18ST725/78; 18ST724/13; 18STX48/78; 18ST722/1; 18ST726/2; 18STX48/210; 18ST725/19; 18ST742/24; 18STX48/120; 18ST725/42; 18ST727/15; 18ST493/14; 18ST727/4; 18STX48/178; 18ST492/22; 18STX48/182; 18STX48/96; 18ST723/15; 18STX48/266; 18STX48/254; 18STX48/43; 18ST745/10; 18STX48/45; 18ST492/19; 18STX48/215; 18ST492/15; 18STX48/42; 18ST492/10; 18STX48/60; 18ST492/6; 18ST727/26; 18STX48/211; 18STX48/109; 18STX48/121; 18STX48/99; 18STX48/217; 18ST724/23; 18STX48/12; 18STX48/446; 18ST492/24; 18ST725/37; 18ST493/20; 18STX48/150; 18STX48/80; 18ST742/18; 18STX48/33; 18STX48/459; 18STX48/473; 18STX48/251; 18STX48/406; 18STX48/97; 18ST725/61; 18ST727/37; 18ST725/81; 18STX48/458; 18STX48/429; 18STX48/171; 18STX48/247; 18ST725/70; 18ST727/38; 18ST742/5; 18ST493/39; 18STX48/115; 18STX48/108; 18ST724/24; 18ST725/5; 18STX48/2; 18STX48/426; 18STX48/225; 18ST492/11; 18STX48/3; 18STX48/299; 18STX48/421; 18ST725/60; 18STX48/495; 18ST724/1; 18ST492/38; 18STX48/149; 18STX48/31; 18ST741/7; 18ST492/34; 18STX48/442; 18ST725/77; 18STX48/134; 18STX48/265; 18ST745/2; 18ST493/15; 18ST725/16; 18STX48/240; 18STX48/290; 18STX48/253; 18STX48/112; 18STX48/137; 18ST726/18; 18STX48/35; 18ST726/6; 18ST492/5; 18STX48/67; 18STX48/280; 18ST724/16; 18STX48/407; 18ST726/14; 18ST724/15; 18ST493/30; 18STX48/445; 18ST493/41; 18ST742/16; 18STX48/101; 18STX48/6; 18ST725/18; 18ST492/20; 18STX48/464; 18STX48/283; 18STX48/493; 18ST727/24; 18STX48/166; 18ST725/21; 18ST725/4; 18STX48/169; 18ST723/12; 18STX48/248; 18ST727/23; 18STX48/204; 18STX48/294; 18STX48/181; 18ST725/55; 18STX48/293; 18STX48/16; 18STX48/55; 18STX48/431; 18ST742/8; 18STX48/205; 18ST726/4; 18STX48/460; 18ST725/22; 18ST726/1; 18ST741/11; 18ST723/7; 18ST727/32; 18STX48/433; 18ST742/7; 18ST725/73; 18ST725/96; 18STX48/62; 18ST723/2; 18STX48/61; 18STX48/10; 18STX48/157; 18ST493/3; 18ST725/75; 18ST741/22; 18STX48/242; 18STX48/64; 18STX48/114; 18STX48/503; 18ST727/17; 18ST722/6; 18ST727/8; 18STX48/286; 18STX48/193; 18STX48/49; 18ST724/2; 18STX48/489; 18STX48/467; 18ST722/5; 18ST493/25; 18STX48/457; 18STX48/191; 18ST725/66; 18STX48/66; 18STX48/156; 18ST492/16; 18STX48/185; 18ST741/21; 18STX48/160; 18STX48/194; 18ST742/14; 18ST725/20; 18STX48/278; 18ST492/23; 18ST727/21; 18STX48/410; 18ST725/27; 18ST725/52; 18ST727/1; 18ST725/34; 18STX48/34; 18STX48/180; 18ST725/69; 18ST725/50; 18STX48/213; 18ST725/14; 18STX48/216; 18STX48/498; 18STX48/468; 18ST744/5; 18STX48/200; 18STX48/73; 18STX48/176; 18STX48/144; 18STX48/491; 18STX48/281; 18STX48/91; 18ST727/9; 18ST492/43; 18STX48/276; 18ST724/6; 18STX48/401; 18ST742/1; 18ST724/9; 18STX48/58; 18STX48/432; 18STX48/9; 18ST724/18; 18STX48/234

MAC Lab Accession Number(s): 2000.007


General Note: The following physical records are held at MAC Lab: Field Notes, Lab Notes, Maps,Oversized Maps, Artifact Catalog, Report, Kodachrome Slides, Photologs, List of Documentation, acid-free copy of all paper records stored in the secondary records storage room

General Note: Date Collected:APRIL 1999- FEBRUARY 2000

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-5 of 5)


  1. Artifact Catalog, Goose Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Edward E. Chaney.

    This resource is a copy of the artifact catalog for the Phase I excavations at Goose Creek for curation purposes. This catalog is also included in the official report for this survey, located in the Goose Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000.007) collection and project.

  2. Field Photograph Log, Goose Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

    This resource is a photograph log created by the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at the time of accessioning of the Goose Creek Survey collection. It contains site names and descriptions of the content of each of the field photographs submitted with the collection.

  3. Final Report: A Phase I Archaeological Survey of Goose Creek Aboard Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Christopher Sperling.

    This report summarizes the findings of the Goose Creek Archaeological 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 Goose 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 5.05 miles of creek...


  1. Artifact Photographs and Drawings, Goose Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
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    This resource contains photographs of a tobacco pipe and drawings of a brass button and stone projectile points found during the Phase I excavations at Goose Creek, Maryland.


  1. Distribution Tables, Goose Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
    DATASET Christopher Sperling.

    This resource contains the artifact distribution tables for the Phase I excavations at Goose Creek, Maryland.