Accession Number : ADA302109

Title :   Geoarcheological Investigations at the Memorial Park Site (36CN164), Pennsylvania.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Schuldenrein, Joseph ; Vento, Frank

PDF Url : ADA302109

Report Date : 19 JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The Memorial Park archeological site (36 CN 164) preserves an unbroken sequence of complex prehistoric occupations in stratified floodplain-terrace deposits of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River near Lock Haven, Pennsylvania (Figure 1- 1). The presebt report is an effort to merge the records of site occupation and preservation within the broader context of the Susquehanna's floodplain history over the past 10,000-i2,000 years. Interpretations are the product of a carefully designed program of field work and laboratory analysis. The program's objectives were to supplement and integrate the results of nearly 15 years of previous research at the site and its immediate vicinity. The geoarcheological approach of this study reflects the convictions of the contractor, that the rich but varied archeological occupations registered in the flooplain of Memorial Park are best understood through systematic reconstruction of the Holocene landscape history of this portion of the Susquehanna drainage basin.

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, HYDROLOGY, GEOLOGY, STRATIGRAPHY, SOILS, TRENCHES, HISTORY, CLIMATE, GEOMORPHOLOGY, HISTORIC SITES, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, SOIL TESTS, LANDFORMS, SEDIMENTATION, FLOOD PLAINS, PENNSYLVANIA, RADIOCARBON DATING.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE