Accession Number : ADA298316

Title :   A Cultural Resource Survey of Selected Portions of the Shelbyville Reservoir Shoreline,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS STATE UNIV NORMAL

Personal Author(s) : Jelks, Edward B. ; Carlson, David L.

PDF Url : ADA298316

Report Date : 06 MAR 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : In 1980, an archeological reconnaissance of part of the Shelbyville Reservoir shoreline in Moultrie County, Illinois, was carried out by Illinois State University, for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District. The purpose was to locate all prehistoric and historic sites from the shoreline to 610 feet above sea level. Sites were evaluated as to size, temporal period, eligibility for the National Register, and the potential for adverse impact as a result of fluctuations in the reservoir level. Survey methods included a boat survey, pedestrian reconnaissance, and shovel testing. Also utilized were a documentary search and a primary informant survey. A total of 75 archeological sites were located and surface collected. They represent the Early Archaic to Late Woodland periods and eight historic sites. Eight other historic sites were shown in the documents, but these were not located during the survey. Ten sites may be significant enough for National Register status, although test excavations will be required. The results indicate that a number of important archeological sites in the Shelbyville Reservoir area are now being affected adversely. Mitigation in the form of monitoring, testing, and excavation is recommended. (AN)

Descriptors :   *HISTORIC SITES, *ARCHEOLOGY, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, EROSION, SURVEYS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, RIVERS, ARTIFACTS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, VEGETATION, LAND USE, EXCAVATION, RESERVOIRS, SHORES, ILLINOIS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE