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Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979

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Summary

An archaeological field reconnaissance and literature search was completed for seven proposed wildlife ponds near the Salmonie Reservoir, Wabash County, Indiana by Ball State University for the Department of Natural Resources. The project was located on the north side of the Salamonie Reservoir approximately three miles south of the Salamonie dam. Two of the seven ponds were already present, but without water.

The field reconnaissance was led by Ronald Hicks and conducted on June 14, 1979 to determine if prehistoric or historic sites existed within the project area. Shovel probes were placed 50 to 100 feet apart for areas where bare soil was not exposed. The proposed wildlife ponds were flanked by cultivated strips that were examined for a broader sampling of the archaeological potential of the area. Chert flakes were found randomly scattered throughout the area, and historic debris was found in the vicinity of one of the houses shown on the 1875 Atlas map, although the site was outside of the project area.

All of the project areas occupied eroded drainages which would have offered little enticement for prehistoric occupation, and historic use of such sites would have been strictly limited. Therefore, since neither the field reconnaissance nor the literature search revealed evidence of archaeological sites within the project areas, it did not appear that these projects would have affected the archaeological resources of the area. The recommendation was made to proceed with the proposed wildlife ponds project as planned without further archaeological assessment (Cochran 1979).

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the finding aid, investigation report, oversized material database and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include correspondence, interdepartmental communication, notes, removal records and statements of account. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


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Cite this Record

Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979. ( tDAR id: 394677) ; doi:10.6067/XCV81J9CJG


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -85.642; min lat: 40.753 ; max long: -85.181; max lat: 40.933 ;

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


Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the finding aid, investigation report, oversized material database and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include correspondence, interdepartmental communication, notes, removal records and statements of account. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


Source Collections

Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979 collection stored at the Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University

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Documents

  1. Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds Wabash County, Indiana (1979)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 394678] Donald Cochran.

    Following a request from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, an archaeological field reconnaissance and literature search have been completed for seven proposed wildlife ponds near the Salamonie Reservoir, Wabash County, Indiana (Fig. 1). The project, located near the midpoint of Section 17, Township 27 North, Range 8 East, as shown on the USGS 7.5-minute Lagro Quadrangle (Fig. 2), will involve approximately five acres of land in the construction of the proposed ponds (Fig.J).

  2. Finding Aid, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 394679] Crystal Soto.

    This collection is referred to as "Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is three quarters (0.75) of a linear inch. This collection includes correspondence for the request, reply, and authorization of an archaeological reconnaissance for the Unit 29 area of the Salamonie Reservoir for the proposed construction of seven wildlife ponds. ...

Datasets

  1. Oversized Material Database, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 394681] Veterans Curation Program.

    This is the oversized material database for the Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979 collection stored at Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University.

  2. Scanned Asset Key, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 394688] Crystal Soto.

    This dataset contains a list of the assets scanned from the Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 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