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Archaeological Field Reconnaissance at Miami County Recreation Area 1979

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Summary

As requested by Boyd E. Phelps, Inc., an archaeological field reconnaissance was completed for six Department of Natural Resources projects on the Mississinewa, Salamonie, and Huntington Reservoirs in Miami, Wabash, and Huntington Counties, Indiana. The projects include locations at Francis Slocum State Recreation Area (E15-702B), Hogback Ridge (E15-702C), and Miami (E15-702D) on the Mississinewa Reservoir, at Dora-New Holland (E15-702F) on the Salamonie Reservoir, and at Little Turtle (E15-702G) and Kilsoquah (E15 702J) on Huntington Reservoir. Background information, along with findings and recommendations, were included in the final report from Ball State University prepared by Donald R. Cochran and approved by Dr. Ronald Hicks.

The focus of this document collection was on the Francis Slocum State Recreation Area (E15-702B) in the US Army Corp of Engineers, Louisville District, Mississinewa Reservoir. The project’s goal was to widen and surface the existing access roadway and required the construction of six parking areas of eight to ten spaces. The amount of land actually involved and the associated contract were not specified.

Although evidence of prehistoric occupation was found in four of the six project areas, only one site appeared to retain much potential for recovering significant archaeological information. Project area E15–702B (i.e., Francis Slocum State Recreation Area) was one of the two sites that did not contain evidence of prehistoric occupation. The recommendation was made to proceed with construction at the project area and to inform the construction crews of the possibility of encountering archaeological remains (Cochran 1979).

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the finding aid and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include an accession file, correspondence, document folder listing, initial data sheet, and notes. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


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Cite this Record

Archaeological Field Reconnaissance at Miami County Recreation Area 1979. ( tDAR id: 394607) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R78GZX


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.123; min lat: 40.57 ; max long: -85.247; max lat: 40.924 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Contributor(s): Brockington and Associates, Inc.

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald Hicks

Landowner(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District

Sponsor(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District ; US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Repository(s): Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University

Prepared By(s): Veterans Curation Program

Submitted To(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District


Record Identifiers

Department of Natural Resources Project(s): E15-702G; E15-702D; E15-702F; E15-702J; E15-702B; E15-702C

Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the finding aid and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include an accession file, correspondence, document folder listing, initial data sheet, and notes. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


Source Collections

'Archaeological Field Reconnaissance at Miami County Recreation Area 1979' collection stored at Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University

Related Comparative Collections

This project may be cross-referenced with the Archaeological Field Reconnaissance and Intensive Assessment at State Recreation Areas 1979 and Archaeological Field Reconnaissance at Dora-New Holland Recreation Area 1979 projects. The investigation reports can be found in the Archaeological Field Reconnaissance and Intensive Assessment at State Recreation Areas 1979 collection (https://core.tdar.org/collection/28821/archaeological-field-reconnaissance-and-intensive-assessment-at-state-recreation-areas-1979).

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-2 of 2)

Documents

  1. Finding Aid, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance at Miami County Recreation Area 1979 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 394609] Crystal Soto.

    This collection is referred to as "Archaeological Field Reconnaissance at Miami County Recreation Area 1979.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is a half (0.5) of a linear inch. The document collection included correspondence requesting a records search with a map of the Department of Natural Resources project areas E15-702A and E15-702B, a letter with a cost estimate for the records search, and a final report...

Datasets

  1. Scanned Asset Key, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance at Miami County Recreation Area 1979 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 394610] Veterans Curation Program.

    This dataset contains a list of the assets scanned from the Archaeological Field Reconnaissance at Miami County Recreation Area 1979 collection stored at Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America