Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2001.033)
This project includes photographs, distribution data, statistical analyses, and an official report of the Phase I survey at Harper's Creek, St. Mary's County, Maryland. The goal of this survey 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 project area is in Maryland Archaeological Research Unit Number 9, the Estuarine Patuxent Drainage of the Coastal Plain Province. The survey was conducted by the staff of the Southern Maryland Regional Center at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum for the Natural Resources Branch of the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the Public Works Department at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The project was funded through a grant provided by the Department of Defense's Legacy Resources Management Program.
Twenty-three archaeological sites were encountered, including fourteen previously unidentified sites and nine sites which were previously documented. The prehistoric sites ranged from the Early Archaic period to the Late Woodland period, and the historic sites extended from the last half of the seventeenth century to the early 1940s. Fourteen sites may potentially be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (National Register): 18ST396, 18ST472, 18ST474, 18ST475, 18ST659, 18ST747, 18ST748, 18ST749, 18ST750, 18ST751, 18ST753, 18ST754, 18ST755, and 18ST756. Additional work will be necessary at these sites to determine their eligibility, should avoidance prove impossible.
Cite this Record
Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2001.033). ( tDAR id: 391698) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8C82BPD
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
18ST392 • 18ST396 • 18ST397 • 18ST471 • 18ST472 • 18ST473 • 18ST474 • 18ST475 • 18ST659 • 18ST747 • 18ST748 • 18ST749 • 18ST750 • 18ST751 • 18ST752 • 18ST753 • 18ST754 • 18ST755 • 18ST756 • 18ST757 • 18ST758 • 18ST759 • 18ST760 • 18STX52
min long: -76.423; min lat: 38.289 ; max long: -76.398; max lat: 38.307 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Federal Curator; Michael Smolek
Repository(s): Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
Prepared By(s): Southern Maryland Regional Center
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MAC Lab Accession Number(s): 2001.033
General Note: The following physical records are held at MAC Lab: Field Notes, Lab Notes, 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:JULY 1997
Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-9 of 9)
Analysis and Statistics, Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
This resource contains artifact analysis and statistical data from the Phase I excavations at Harper's Creek, Maryland. This resource was originally an Excel spreadsheet, but was converted to a PDF because of errors in the original file.
Final Report: Phase I Archaeological Resources Inventory of the Harper's Creek Area, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary's County, Maryland (2001.033) (2000)
The following report presents the results of a Phase I archaeological survey conducted from June 1997 to December 1997 around the Harper’s Creek drainage, situated aboard the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The goal of this survey 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 project area is in Maryland Archaeological Research...
STP Data, Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
This resource contains shovel test pit (STP) data for the Phase I excavations at Harper's Creek, Maryland. This resource was originally an Excel spreadsheet, but has been uploaded as a PDF due to complications with the file.
Artifact Images, Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
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This resource contains artifact photographs from the Phase I excavations at Harper's Creek, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Harper's Creek Photograph, Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
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This resource contains a field photograph of Harper's Creek, the area of the Phase I Harper's Creek survey in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
Debitage Data, Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
This resource contains a pie chart and data tables representing the breakdown of all the lithic debitage found during the Phase I excavations at Harper's Creek, Maryland into primary, secondary, and tertiary debitage.
Distributions by Site Number, Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
This resource contains artifact distribution data by site and lot number for each site of the Phase I excavations at Harper's Creek, Maryland.
Miscellaneous Distributions, Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
This resource contains miscellaneous distribution data from the Phase I excavations at Harper's Creek, Maryland.
Pipe Data, Harper's Creek Survey, Naval Air Station Patuxent River (2000)
This resource contains a pie chart, graph, and distribution tables for the tobacco pipes found during the Phase I excavations at Harper's Creek, Maryland.