Archaeological Survey and Testing for Borrow Area, Milan, Illinois Local Flood Protection Project
Rept. of investigation no. 98
GREAT LAKES ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER INC MILWAUKEE WI
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In September 1980, an archaeological survey of a borrow area was made, as part of the Milan Local Flood Protection Plan, Milan Illinois. The purpose of the project was to inventory the proposed area for the presence of cultural resources, and, in the event that any were discovered, evaluate them in terms of the specific criteria for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. This effort did locate two surface distribution of archaeological materials, one containing a mixture of materials of probable Early Archaic cultural affiliation, and another surface scatter of unknown affiliation. Two additional finds were made one, a projectile point tip and the other, two chert flakes. Intensive surface examinations of the two find spots resulted in the determination that the two were indeed isolated finds. Both of the larger scatters of archaeological materials were evaluated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The evaluation process included controlled excavation of nine 1x1 meter units on one site and eight 1x1 meter units on the other site. Both sites were intensively surface collected. Our evaluation concluded that the sites are probably not potentially eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
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