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Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982

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Summary

The Biface III Site (12MI18) was investigated under the leadership of Dr. B.K. Swartz, Jr. This investigation was conducted under permit number DACW-27-3-82-17. A final report draft, authored by Mary Lou James and Carl D. Ebbert, is present in the collection.

From June 9th to July 7th of 1982, the sixteenth Annual Ball State University Archaeological Field School excavated the Biface III Site located near Peru, Indiana in the Mississinewa Reservoir drainage. This field work was carried out by undergraduate students Mary Lou James, Dawn E. Pepper, Carl D. Ebbert, Walter Brumfield, Jo Goldberg, Julia Washburn and Barbara Lumbis. A previous surface collection of the site was performed by William R. Wepler and Donald R. Cochran in 1981 under permit number DACW-27-4-81-96.

A large quantity of Liston Creek flakes were found on the site, indicating the source of chert in the immediate area was being utilized. The large quantity of fire-cracked rock in association with heat treated Liston Creek chert may be of significance. A Kramer-like point fragment was found in two pieces in two different areas of the excavation. The basal-end was found in pit S2-W0, and the medial segment was found in pit N1-E1. This point type occurs in the Late Archaic to Early Woodland period (James and Ebbert N.D.).

The sites investigated as part of this field school are located in Huntington, Miami, and Wabash counties.

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact photographs, artifact report, finding aid, oversized material spreadsheet and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include accession file, additional artifact photographs, artifact care/methodology, artifact sketches, document folder listings, excavation unit summary records, field catalogue records, field notes, drafts of field reports, initial data sheet, letters of correspondence, maps, maps of trench orientation and location, oversized material labels, photographic material excel spreadsheet, project objectives, project proposals, records removal sheet, slide labels, stratigraphy records, and a thesis related to the archaeological site. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


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Cite this Record

Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982. ( tDAR id: 399707) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8416ZSW


Keywords


Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.112; min lat: 40.625 ; max long: -85.729; max lat: 40.775 ;

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): B. K. Swartz, Jr.

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 artifact database, artifact photographs, artifact report, finding aid, oversized material spreadsheet and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include accession file, additional artifact photographs, artifact care/methodology, artifact sketches, document folder listings, excavation unit summary records, field catalogue records, field notes, drafts of field reports, initial data sheet, letters of correspondence, maps, maps of trench orientation and location, oversized material labels, photographic material excel spreadsheet, project objectives, project proposals, records removal sheet, slide labels, stratigraphy records, and a thesis related to the archaeological site. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


Source Collections

'Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982' collection stored at Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-12 of 12)

Documents

  1. Artifact Report, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 401065] Edward Whitsell.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Program’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in May 2011. The VCP St. Louis laboratory is a USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections program, which is staffed through Brockington and Associates, Inc., an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. The procedures employed to re-house the...

  2. Finding Aid, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 401061] Steve Wahle.

    This collection is referred to as “Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is three and a quarter (3.25) linear inches. There are several oversized maps and oversized artifact sketch figures contained in the collection. In addition, one color photographic slide of a rocky area of the site is included. These materials were moved to the appropriate...

Images

  1. Ceramic Artifact Photographs, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 399711] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of ceramic artifacts collected during excavations of the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 located in Huntington, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  2. Composite Artifact Photographs, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 399713] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of composite artifacts collected during excavations of the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 located in Huntington, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  3. Glass Artifact Photographs, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 399710] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of glass artifacts collected during excavations of the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 located in Huntington, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  4. Lithic Artifact Photographs, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 399708] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of lithic artifacts collected during excavations of the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 located in Huntington, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  5. Metal Artifact Photographs, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 399709] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of metal artifacts collected during excavations of the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 located in Huntington, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  6. Plastic Artifact Photographs, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 399714] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of plastic artifacts collected during excavations of the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 located in Huntington, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  7. Shell Artifact Photographs, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 399712] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of shell artifacts collected during excavations of the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 located in Huntington, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

Datasets

  1. Artifact Database, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 401064] Veterans Curation Program.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Program’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in May 2011. The VCP St. Louis laboratory is a USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections program, which is staffed through Brockington and Associates, Inc., an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. The procedures employed to re-house the...

  2. Oversized Material Database, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 401062] Veterans Curation Program.

    This is the oversized material database for the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 collection stored at the Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University.

  3. Scanned Asset Key, Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 401063] Steve Wahle.

    This is the scanned asset key for the Field School at the Biface III Site (12MI18) 1981-1982 collection stored at the Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University.

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