Accession Number:

ADA214253

Title:

Archaeology, Geomorphology and Historic Surveys in Pools 13-14, Upper Mississippi River. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV SPRINGFIELD CENTER FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

404.0

Abstract:

The study area lies between Lock and Dam 12 at Bellevue, Iowa and Lock and Dam 14 below LeClaire, Iowa, and is inclusive of the entire valley floor and the bluffline. An assessment of cultural resources and landscapes in Pools 13-14 was undertaken to provide the basic information for managing the cultural heritage of properties under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. The present volume reviews existing information and describes the results of a sample survey of the valley floor. Recommendations for mitigation measures on specific impacted sites and long-term management of the pools cultural properties and natural resources are the final products of the project. The basic premise of the project is that the interactions between humans and the natural i.e. fluvialsystem must be understood before the archaeological potential of any area can be assessed. Geomorphic processes are given priority because they function as independent variables affecting the conditions for preservation of archaeological evidence. Illinois.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE