Accession Number : ADA103446
Title : Survey and Assessment of the Cultural Resources, Toronto Lake Project.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : WICHITA STATE UNIV KS ARCHAEOLOGY LABS
Personal Author(s) : Rohn,Arthur H ; Cacioppo,Samuel T ; King,Marsha K
Report Date : Jan 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 143
Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested a full inventory and assessment of cultural resources on lands administered by the Corps' Tulsa District around Toronto Lake in southeastern Kansas. Forty-two archaeological sites had been recorded during the 1950's prior to construction of the lake. During the intervening 25 years, changing land use patterns and modified alluviation and erosional processes obscured all but eight of the previously recorded sites, but exposed 22 new resources. A reconstructed culture history from these sites includes later Archaic, Cuesta Phase Woodland, a possible late Plains Woodland, Pomona, Historic American Indian, and Historic Euroamerican. Nine sites appear to possess the potential, through further investigation, to be eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, and one for inclusion on the Register of Historic Kansas Places. A program of regular monitoring is recommended for most sites, with proposed testing at eight Sites. Further investigations of Toronto archaeology should also include a restudy of field notes and collections from the 1950's surveys in terms of our most recent understanding of southern Kansas prehistory.
Descriptors : *ARCHEOLOGY , SITES , SURVEYS , HISTORY , ARTIFACTS , EXCAVATION , CULTURE , RESERVOIRS , AMERICAN INDIANS , KANSAS
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE