Accession Number : ADA311236

Title :   Archaeological Investigations at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Phase 2.

Descriptive Note : Draft rept. 1 Oct 92-19 Mar 93,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN RESOURCES GROUP LTD CARBONDALE IL

Personal Author(s) : Wagner, Mark J. ; McNerney, Michael J. ; Knight, Frances R. ; Sandefur, Tracey ; Martin, Terrence J.

PDF Url : ADA311236

Report Date : JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 405

Abstract : Archaeological investigations were conducted at eight location at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, during October and November of 1992 by American Resources Group, Ltd., under a subcontract with Higganbotham, Briggs, and Associates. Seven of these project areas (1-7) were identified by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) at Ft. Leavenworth as locations for future construction. Archival research conducted as part of a 1977 archaeological survey identified 14 Historic Building Sites (HBS 5, 10, 38, 39-41, 46-49, 131-133, 141) within these project areas. Archaeological investigations at the various HBS sites consisted of a combination of archival research and screened shovel tests (all sites), excavation of archaeological test units (six sites), and use of a hydraulic soil probe to extract soil samples (two sites). One HBS site (10) was deleted from investigation during the course of the project. Archival research revealed that at least 14 additional HBS sites, some of which date back to the early 1830s are potentially located within the seven project areas. In addition, one of the HBS sites (HBS 46) to be investigated as part of the current project was found to be incorrectly located on the 1977 map. Nineteenth century subsurface features were encountered at HBS 5, 38, 39, and 40-41. Although nineteenth and twentieth century materials were recovered from the remaining HBS sites subsurface features were not identified. Based on the information recovered by the investigations, it is recommended that HBS sites 40, 41, 131-133, and 141 are ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Test excavations for the purpose of assessing NRHP eligibility and defining site boundaries also were conducted at areas 881 and 882 of the Fincher site.

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, MILITARY HISTORY, ARMY FACILITIES, HYDROLOGY, GEOLOGY, SURVEYS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, HISTORIC SITES, ARTIFACTS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, VEGETATION, LAND USE, EXCAVATION, SOIL TESTS, SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS, NATURAL HISTORY, KANSAS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE