Accession Number:

ADA281351

Title:

Quarry Creek - Excavation, Analysis and Prospect of a Kansas City Hopewell Site, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1992-1993

Corporate Author:

KANSAS UNIV LAWRENCE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

251.0

Abstract:

The Quarry Creek site is a well preserved occupation of the Kansas City Hopewell variant of the Middle Woodland period ca.A.D. 1-750. It has been protected by virtue and fortuity of its location on the Fort Leavenworth military reservation. The site was discovered i in 1970 and, following discovery of limited damage to the site by tree transplanting activities, it was placed on the National Register in 1973. In response to discovery of vandalism at the site, the Historic Preservation Department, Kansas State Historical Society, called for its protection through increased patrols and removal of heavy wooded vegetation. The need for more information about the site led to its excavation for a six-week period in the summer of 1991 by the Kansas Archaeological Field School KAFS, a joint endeavor of the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. The report is a comprehensive account of the investigations of the KAFS. It provides information on the horizontal and vertical extent of cultural deposits and the nature of them. The application and results of a proton magnetometer survey of the site are presented. Kansas City Hopewell, Middle Woodland, Fort Leavenworth, Archaeological, Proton magnetometer, Artifact analysis

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE