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Test Excavations at Twenty-Eight Sites 1989-1990

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Summary

In 1989, USACE, Kansas City District contracted with Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group (CCRG) to conduct Phase II testing at known sites on the Harry S. Truman Reservoir in Benton, Henry, Hickory, and St. Clair counties, Missouri (Contract No. DACW41-89-C-0102). At least two sites faced impacts from planned recreational development, and all the sites were to be evaluated for eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The original contract listed 26 sites for investigation, but through various modifications, two sites were removed (23HI482 and 23HI483) and four were added (23BE1042, 23HE259, 23HE260, and 23HI479), thus creating the final list of 28 sites mentioned in the report title. In addition, field personnel identified three previously reported sites (23HI568—23HI570), while attempting to relocate sites 23HI479 and 23HI480 (Roper 1992, p7-1 – 7-4). Although the newly identified sites were not included in the contract or report title, the investigation contains archaeological materials from 23HI568 and 23HI570. Therefore, a total of 30 archaeological sites are included in the investigation.

Excavations, which began in the fall of 1989 and continued intermittently through December 1990, were directed by Dr. Donna Roper, principal investigator, and Marlin F. Hawley, field director. Prior to the completion of artifact analysis and report preparation, both Dr. Roper and Mr. Hawley had left CCRG. Dr. Roper completed the report as an independent researcher. For more information on this project, see the draft report (Roper 1992).

Within each site, shovel tests and 1 x 1 meter excavation units were placed according to a grid, which was tied to a datum point. Each test was divided into arbitrary vertical levels that were measured relative to the datum. Each level was assigned a field serial (FS) number and recorded, even when variations in surface topography left no actual ground to excavate. Levels that terminated above the existing ground surface were designated “Air Zones,” and the assigned FS numbers are not associated with artifacts.

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include an artifact catalog and an artifact report. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include box labels.


Cite this Record

Test Excavations at Twenty-Eight Sites 1989-1990. ( tDAR id: 427319) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GM89XH


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.963; min lat: 37.844 ; max long: -93.013; max lat: 38.471 ;

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): Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group ; US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Principal Investigator(s): Donna Roper

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

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

Repository(s): Fort Osage

Prepared By(s): Veterans Curation Program

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


Record Identifiers

Contract Number(s): DACW41-89-C-0102

Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include an artifact catalog and an artifact report. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include box labels.


Source Collections

Test Excavations at Twenty-Eight Sites 1989-1990 collection stored at Fort Osage, Missouri.

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

Documents

  1. Artifact Report, Test Excavations at Twenty-Eight Sites 1989-1990 (2015)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 427318] Amy M. Williams.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, Curation and Archives Analysis Branch serves as the Corps’ Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections (MCX-CMAC). As part of its mission, MCX-CMAC assists other USACE districts with the proper curation of their archaeological collections in order to comply with 36 CFR Part 79, Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archeological Collections, and repository standards. This report...

Datasets

  1. Artifact Catalog, Test Excavations at Twenty-Eight Sites 1989-1990 (2015)
    DATASET [ID: 427317] Veterans Curation Program.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, Curation and Archives Analysis Branch serves as the Corps’ Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections (MCX-CMAC). As part of its mission, MCX-CMAC assists other USACE districts with the proper curation of their archaeological collections in order to comply with 36 CFR Part 79, Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archeological Collections, and repository standards. This report...

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