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Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982

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Summary

In the summers of 1980 and 1981 William Wepler led a survey project of the Mississinewa Reservoir. The Mississinewa Reservoir is located in the Lower Mississinewa drainage between Peoria and Marion, Indiana in Miami, Wabash, and Grant counties. The survey spanned all three counties, and due to the size of the area being investigated, was performed as a non-random pedestrian survey. To help increase the likelihood of finding sites the crew conducted landform based surveys, where the survey area was broken down into landform types and certain types of landforms received greater attention based on their probability to have sites. The survey was conducted in order to “locate and evaluate the archaeological resources of the reservoir” and “evaluate the impact of the reservoir and its management on the archaeological record of the area” (Welper 1982).

Archival records for this investigation date from 1980 through 1982, hence why the investigation name has the date range 1980–1982. However, Wepler (1982) suggests that archaeological work for this investigation was only performed during 1980 and 1981, which is why these are given as the years of investigation. While processing, a few artifacts were found with dates of collection in 1986, but it was decided to keep them with the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980–1982 investigation.

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, select artifact photographs, artifact report, finding aid, investigation report, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box labels, 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

Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982. ( tDAR id: 401136) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NC637C


Keywords


Spatial Coverage

min long: -85.989; min lat: 40.635 ; max long: -85.747; max lat: 40.729 ;

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): William R. Wepler

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, select artifact photographs, artifact report, finding aid, investigation report, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box labels, document folder listing, initial data sheet, and notes. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


Source Collections

'Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982' collection stored at Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University

Related Comparative Collections

'Field School at Sites 12WB90 and 12WB 120 1981-1984' collection stored at Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-13 of 13)

Documents

  1. Artifact Report, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 402382] Steven K. Whitaker. Jennifer Bouchard.

    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 St. Louis VCP 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, an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. Human skeletal remains (HSR) were removed from the...

  2. Final Report on the 1980-1981 Mississinewa Reservoir Survey (1982)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 402390] William R. Wepler.

    The survey of the Mississinewa Reservoir was conducted under the direction of William R. Wepler from Ball State University in Grant, Miami and Wabash Counties, Indiana. Two goals were outlined for this survey. The first goal was to locate and evaluate the archaeological resources of the reservoir, and the second goal was to evaluate the impact of the reservoir and its management on the archaeological record of the area. The Lower Mississinewa drainage was established as a unit for comparison to...

  3. Finding Aid, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 402386] Crystal Soto.

    This collection is referred to as "Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is one and three quarters (1. 75) linear inches. This collection includes a final report that was received on a CD in a digital format. It was printed on acid free paper and, thus, no mending and cleaning was necessary. Two Report Records series folders were created to house the final report. Part one...

Images

  1. Building Material Artifact Photograph, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 401143] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photograph of a building material artifact collected during the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 investigation, located in Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  2. Ceramic Artifact Photographs, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 401141] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of ceramic artifacts collected during the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 investigation, located in Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  3. Faunal Artifact Photographs, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 401139] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of faunal artifacts collected during the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 investigation, located in Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  4. Glass Artifact Photographs, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 401138] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of glass artifacts collected during the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 investigation, located in Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  5. Leather Artifact Photograph, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 401144] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photograph of a leather artifact collected during the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 investigation, located in Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  6. Lithic Artifact Photographs, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 401137] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of lithic artifacts collected during the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 investigation, located in Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  7. Metal Artifact Photographs, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 401140] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of metal artifacts collected during the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 investigation, located in Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

  8. Shell Artifact Photograph, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 401142] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photograph of a shell artifact collected during the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 investigation, located in Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties, Indiana.

Datasets

  1. Artifact Database, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 402383] 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 St. Louis VCP 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, an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. Human skeletal remains (HSR) were removed from the...

  2. Scanned Asset Key, Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 402395] Crystal Soto.

    This is the scanned asset key for the Mississinewa Reservoir Survey 1980-1982 collection stored at Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University.

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