A Cultural Resources Survey and Testing Report of the Elk Chute West Ditch Channel Cleanout Project, Dunklin and Pemiscot Counties, Missouri
CULTURAL RESOURCE SERVICE INC MEMPHIS TN
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An intensive survey for prehistoric, historic, and architectural resources was conducted during April of 1991 within the Elk Chute West Ditch Channel Cleanout Project Area, located in Dunklin and Pemiscot Counties, Missouri. The study methods included a review of published literature, a review of State and Federal archival sources, interviews with persons knowledgeable of the area, and intensive field examination of the proposed impact area. The survey resulted in the identification of one potential prehistoric archeological site 23DU323 and one prehistoric isolated find. Both cultural properties were situated on severely eroded and deflated ground surfaces. However, due to the presence of both lithic and ceramic diagnostic artifacts at 23DU323, the site was revisited in May and a one meter square test unit was excavated. No subsurface cultural deposits were encountered during the course of the excavation. Based on the testing results no further work is recommended for the site or the project area.
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