Accession Number:

ADA350990

Title:

Archaeological Investigations at Kanopolis Lake, Kansas: National Register Evaluation of 14EW3, l4EW6, l4EWl9 and Shoreline Survey (1463-1465 ft amsl),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

KANSAS UNIV LAWRENCE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Report Date:

1998-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

The University of Kansas, Museum of Anthropology conducted an archaeologigal investigation at Kanopolis Lake in September-October 1997 to determine the impact on cultural resources of a two-foot increase in the elevation of the multipurpose pool from 1463 to 1465 amsl for water storage reallocation. Three sites that would be affected by the increase were evaluated for their potential eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. 14EW3 and 14EW19 are not considered eligible. The upper components of the Thompson Creek site 14EW6 have been buried andor removed by scouring of the lake during times of flood. The lower components, inaccessible due to inundation, could not be evaluated. Survey of the two foot elevation corridor, an estimated 410 acres, encountered only five findspots a sixth was encountered outside the corridor. One historic site, 14EW38, was recorded. This site consists of a partially exposed concrete foundation whose burial by recent deposits attests aggradation since dam construction.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE