Accession Number : ADA265394

Title :   Cultural Resources Mitigation Along Ditch 19, Site 23DU227, Dunklin County, Missouri

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Bennett, Jeyne ; Higginbotham, David A ; Scott, Linda J ; Lewis, Rhoda O

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Report Date : Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : Environment Consultants, Inc. (ECI) conducted a cultural resources mitigation of a portion of archaeological site 23DU227 in Dunklin County, Missouri. That portion of the site is to be impacted by the expansion of Ditch 19 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Ditch 19 bisects the site. A segment of the site was reported as existing under the present levee fill for the ditch. The purposes of this study were to record the effects of levee construction, i. e., placement of fill materials, on archaeological sites and to mitigate the effects of construction on 23DU227. After intensive field investigation consisting of 100% surface collection, 1 x 1 m excavation units, and backhoe trenching, it was discovered that the cultural materials on this portion of 23DU227 represent a separate locus of artifacts. There is no evidence of continuation of site 23DU227 across Ditch 19. Therefore, the effects of levee construction could not be determined. However, field and laboratory analysis did delimit another site approximately 326 sq cm beginning about 25 cmbs and extending to a depth of around 60 cmbs. The materials appear mixed within the cultural layer with no stratigraphic differences noticeable. The temporal diagnostics date the site from the late Archaic through Mississippian periods


Subject Categories : Humanities and History

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