Accession Number : ADA118797
Title : Preliminary Investigations: Archaeology and Sediment Geomorphology, Navigation Pool 12, Upper Mississippi River. Volume I.
Descriptive Note : Reports of investigation no. 115,
Corporate Author : GREAT LAKES ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER INC WAUKESHA WI
Personal Author(s) : Boszhardt,Robert F ; Overstreet,David F
Report Date : Dec 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 160
Abstract : In March, 1981, Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center, Inc. entered into a contractual agreement with the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers to conduct a cultural resources survey on Corps owned or administered lands within Navigation Pool 12 in the Mississippi River. In its initial form the project identified two primary goals: (1) generate a qualitative predictive model for site locations; and (2) evaluate the effects of erosion from maintenance of the pool on cultural resources within the pool. The second goal of the project, to evaluate the effects of pool maintenance of cultural resources, has been realized. Fifteen of the 24 archaeological sites located through this preliminary survey and evaluation are currently being destroyed by erosional processes at work in the lowland floodplain. Finally, past conceptualizations of the utilization and occupation of the lowland floodplain by prehistoric residents need to be re-examined.
Descriptors : *ARCHEOLOGY , *GEOMORPHOLOGY , *SEDIMENTS , *MISSISSIPPI RIVER , HISTORY , CULTURE , SITES , POSITION(LOCATION) , NATURAL RESOURCES , DEPOSITS , EROSION , MAINTENANCE , ALLUVIUM , FLOOD PLAINS , SURVEYS , MATERIALS RECOVERY , LAND USE , ECOLOGY
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE