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Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976

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Summary

James R. Denbow’s report, entitled Archaeological Excavations in the Patoka Reservoir Dubois County, Indiana, describes the results of the archeological test excavation undertaken at two rock shelters, Kitchen Rock (12DU7) and Saltpeter Cave (12DU7), located within the boundaries of the Patoka Reservoir in eastern Dubois County, Indiana. Though both shelters were situated above the proposed high water level of the reservoir and were not directly endangered by the construction of the dam, they were within proposed recreational areas and testing was recommended after the initial archeological survey because of their archeological potential and the increased opportunity for uncontrolled digging or other forms of abuse which might result from their close proximity to the lake. Test excavations to assess the significance of the archeological deposits in these shelters began in May 1975 and were financed through the National Park Service (contract number Inter CS6000-5-0184) (Denbow 1976).

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veteran’s Curation Program (VCP), and include archival photographs, finding aid, original investigation report, oversized materials spreadsheet, photographic materials spreadsheet, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include budget documents, contracts, correspondence, document folder listing, maps, oversized material labels, progress reports, records removal sheet, and sketches. For additional information on these materials, refer to the finding aid.


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Cite this Record

Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976. ( tDAR id: 425994) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85141C4


Keywords


Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.404; min lat: 37.501 ; max long: -85.762; max lat: 38.69 ;

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.

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

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

Repository(s): Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University

Prepared By(s): Veterans Curation Program

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


Record Identifiers

Contract No. (s): CS6000-5-0184

Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veteran’s Curation Program (VCP), and include archival photographs, finding aid, original investigation report, oversized materials spreadsheet, photographic materials spreadsheet, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include budget documents, contracts, correspondence, document folder listing, maps, oversized material labels, progress reports, records removal sheet, and sketches. For additional information on these materials, refer to the finding aid.


Source Collections

Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 collection stored at Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University.

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Documents

  1. Archaeological Excavations in the Patoka Lake Reservoir, Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 425959] James R. Denbow.

    This report describes the results of six weeks of archaeological test excavation undertaken at two rockshelters, Kitchen Rock (Du 8) and Saltpeter Cave (Du 7), located within the boundaries of the Fatoka Reservoir in eastern Dubois County, Indiana (Fig. 1). Though both shelters are situated above the proposed high water level of the reservoir and are not directly endangered by the construction of the dam, they are within proposed recreational areas and testing was recommended after the initial...

  2. Finding Aid, Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 425955] Trey Stone.

    This collection is referred to as “Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is two and a half (2.5) linear inches. The Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 collection was contained in a grey, acid-free box that was inside an acidic box along with one other document collection, which was the Patoka Lake Salvage Excavations 1980 collection. Due to the small size...

Images

  1. Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976, Archival Photograph, 1004-0011 (1973)
    IMAGE [ID: 427860] Veterans Curation Program.

    Color photograph of site 12DU7 showing an entire rock face; January 18, 1973, during the Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 archaeological investigation in the Patoka Lake area, in Dubois County, Indiana.

  2. Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976, Archival Photograph, 1004-0012 (1973)
    IMAGE [ID: 427861] Veterans Curation Program.

    Color photograph of site 12DU7 showing part of rock face; January 18, 1973, during the Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 archaeological investigation in the Patoka Lake area, in Dubois County, Indiana.

  3. Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976, Archival Photograph, 1004-0013 (1973)
    IMAGE [ID: 427862] Veterans Curation Program.

    Color photograph of site 12DU8 with a cannon to the right in the background; January 18, 1973, during the Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 archaeological investigation in the Patoka Lake area, in Dubois County, Indiana.

  4. Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976, Archival Photograph, 1004-0014 (1973)
    IMAGE [ID: 427863] Veterans Curation Program.

    Color photograph of site 12DU8 with a cannon wheel in the background and a single tree in foreground; January 18, 1973, during the Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 archaeological investigation in the Patoka Lake area, in Dubois County, Indiana.

Datasets

  1. Oversized Materials Database, Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 425956] Veterans Curation Program.

    This is the Oversized Materials Database for the Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976.

  2. Photographic Materials Spreadsheet, Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 425958] Veterans Curation Program.

    This is the Photographic Materials Spreadsheet for the Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976.

  3. Scanned Asset Key, Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 425957] Veterans Curation Program.

    This is the scanned asset key for the Patoka Lake Excavations (12DU7 and 12DU8) 1976 collection stored at Glenn A Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University.

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