The Archaeology of Coralville Lake, Iowa. Volume 2. Evolution of Holocene Landscapes.
Reports of Investigation no. 167,
GREAT LAKES ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER INC MILWAUKEE WI
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The investigations were undertaken following submittal of a technical proposal in response to a request for proposals. Major work elements include literature and archives investigation, field work consisting of valley transects and excavation units, backhoe trenches, and core and auger investigations, laboratory study consisting of particle size analyses, organic matter content, radiocarbon assay, and subsequent report preparation. Finally, the resulting model of landscape evolution was correlated with anticipated archaeological resources at Coralville Lake and a predictive model of site location was generated. The resulting management tool incorporates the distribution of various landforms at Coralville lake, their age and an accompanying discussion of processes of formation, degradation, and burial. Emphases are placed upon identifying landscape of known age and extent and the potential for encountering archaeological sites on these landscapes. These data are then integrated within the broader management plan goals and responsibilities.
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