Archeological Test Excavations at the Proposed Dry Boat Storage Facility and Archeological Survey of the Neal Road Extension Corridor, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama
Final rept. Nov 1990-Nov 1991
NEW SOUTH ASSOCIATES STONE MOUNTAIN GA
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Archeological investigation undertaken at Redstone Arsenal in 1990- 1991 focused on two areas proposed as sites for future construction activities. These areas include the location of a four acre site proposed as a dry boat storage facility and a highway corridor for the extension of Neal Road. The work was completed in order to comply with Federal legislation including the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. An archeological survey and testing operations was conducted. Methods for completing this work included shovel testing and limited excavations of proposed impact areas except swamps, severely disturbed lands, and lands previously surveyed. The results of the Dry Boat Storage Facility investigation confirmed that the materials recovered from this location represent a southwestern extension of Site 1Ma126, which was previously determined to be eligible to the National Register. Systematic shovel testing north of the proposed facility yielded cultural materials beginning at the proposed construction site to the southern edge of the previously defined boundary of Site 1Ma126. Furthermore, the recovery of diagnostic artifacts indicate the presence of similar components at both the Dry Boat Storage Facility and Site 1Ma126. Therefore, the Dry Boat Facility Site is considered to be eligible to the National Register. Survey of the Neal Road Extension Corridor resulted in the identification andor investigation of 12 previously unknown archeological sites and eight previously recorded archeological sites.
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