Accession Number : ADA316986

Title :   A Phase I Archaeological Survey of 1996 Rehab Areas 12-17, in Training Areas 3 and 6, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Aug 96,

Corporate Author : WALLER (J M) ASSOCIATES INC BURKE VA

Personal Author(s) : Schenien, Pamela A. ; Mocas, Stephen T.

PDF Url : ADA316986

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : In May-July 1996, Fort Knox contract archaeologists conducted a Phase I survey of 37.34 ha (92.26 acres) in Training Areas 3 and 6, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, in advance of soil rehabilitation. The survey recorded 15Hd528-15Hd535 and five isolated finds. Sites 15Hd528, l5Hd53O, 15Hd532, 15Hd533, and isolated finds TA3-IFl and TA6-IF2 through TA6-IF4 have indeterminate prehistoric components. Sites 15Hd529 and 15Hd531 have Late Archaic-Early Woodland components, and 15Hd534 has Late Archaic and Late Woodland-Mississippian components. TA6-IF1 is an unidentified Middle-Late Archaic projectile point. Site 15Hd535 is a late nineteenth-early twentieth century historic site. Sites 15Hd528-15Hd530 and 15Hd532-15Hd535 and the isolated finds are not eligible for the National Register, and no further archaeological investigation is recommended for them. Site 15Hd531 is potentially eligible for the National Register due to the presence of intact topsoil over much of the site and conditions not conducive to a complete evaluation of the site. The tank trail passing through 15Hd531 is eroded well into subsoil, so grading it will not affect intact areas of the site. It is recommended that archaeologists monitor tree planting in the 15Hd531 vicinity, examining soil profiles and screening the soil prior to backfilling of the tree root holes.

Descriptors :   *SURVEYS, *ARCHEOLOGY, MONITORING, SOILS, TREES, HOLES(OPENINGS), HISTORIC SITES, REHABILITATION, ARCHEOLOGISTS, PLANTING.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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