Accession Number : ADA311230

Title :   Report of an Archaeological Survey at Melvern Lake, Lyon and Osage Counties, Kansas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1993-1995,

Corporate Author : ESPEY HOUSTON AND ASSOCIATES INC AUSTIN TX

Personal Author(s) : Nash, Michael A. ; Rogers, Robert M. ; Sundborg, Gregory

PDF Url : ADA311230

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : A Phase 2 cultural resources survey was conducted of three areas totaling 5400 acre within the Melvern Lake Project area in eastern central Kansas. The survey consisted of a 100 percent pedestrian survey of the area with limited subsurface investigation by shovel testing and augering. This survey resulted in the discovery of 22 previously unrecorded archaeological sites. This total includes 12 prehistoric sites, six historic sites, and four sites with both historic and prehistoric components. Two of the newly located sites, 140S130 and 140S135, are thought to be potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Fourteen previously recorded sites which were within or near the project area were also investigated. They include 12 prehistoric sites, one site with both historic and prehistoric components and one site of undetermined temporal or cultural affiliation. Of these, ten were relocated by the investigation. Four of the previously recorded cultural resource sites including 14LY408, 140S117, 140S351, and 140S403 are thought to be potentially eligible for the NRHP and NRHP eligibility has already been established for sites 14LY414, 140S17, and 14LY118 by previous investigations. Recommendations for NRHP eligible or potentially eligible sites include avoidance, further archaeological and/or historical investigations establish NRHP eligibility or mitigate adverse effect is avoidance is not feasible.

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, HYDROLOGY, SURVEYS, CLIMATE, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, HISTORIC SITES, ARTIFACTS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, VEGETATION, LAND USE, LAKES, EXCAVATION, SOIL TESTS, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, NATURAL HISTORY, KANSAS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE