Preliminary Cultural Resource Survey and Geomorphological Assessment of Selected Areas in Navigation Pool 16, Mississippi River.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIV NORMAL MIDWESTERN ARCHEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER
Pagination or Media Count:
This report describes a cultrual resource inventory and geomorphological assessment of Navigation Pool 16, situated on the Mississippi River between Muscatine, Iowa, on the south and Rock Island, Illinois, on the north. The research was conducted under contract with the Rock Island District, United States Army Corps of Engineers, to assist in management problems related to maintenance of the nine-foot channel. Initially the survey was designed to sample 20 percent of the Federal Land, but the final sample comprised 25 percent. Map evaluation and gemorphological fieldwork revealed that almost the entire land surfae of the pool had been inundated repeatedly, leaving a mantle of silt that conceals virtually the entire survey area. Eleven previously unrecorded prehistoric sites were found, including one Archaic shell miden with a C-14 date of 5680 minus 75BP ISGS-829 two sites also had historic 19th-century components.
- Humanities and History