Accession Number : ADA317112

Title :   A Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Proposed Training Area 11 Timber Harvest and Adjacent Areas on the Fort Knox Military Reservation, Hardin and Meade Counties, Kentucky.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Nov 95,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA317112

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : From June-October, 1995, Fort Knox contract archaeologists conducted a Phase I survey of the proposed Training Area 11 timber harvest tract and adjoining areas on the Fort Knox Military Reservation, Hardin and Meade Counties, Kentucky. The timber tract encompasses approximately 15.3 ha (37.5 acres). An additional adjacent 5.9 ha (14.7 acres) also were surveyed. The survey recorded three historic archaeological sites, 15Hd502-15Hd504, and the recovery of a prehistoric isolated find. Isolated finds are not eligible for the National Register. Site 15Hd504, the isolated find, and a portion of 15Hd503 lie outside the proposed timber tract. The historic sites have an end date of 1919 and are considered potentially eligible for the National Register due to the presence of intact cultural deposits. Sites 15Hd502 and 15Hd504 are also potentially eligible because of their association with individuals of local, and possibly state and national, significance. Because the timber harvest is being conducted to improve airfield safety, site avoidance is not feasible. It is recommended that the timber harvest be conducted as proposed except that heavy machinery use on sites be minimized and that archaeologists be present during the logging of site areas to assist in the avoidance of damage.

Descriptors :   *SURVEYS, *ARCHEOLOGY, *FORESTRY, MILITARY FACILITIES, CONTRACTS, DAMAGE, SITES, ARMY FACILITIES, DEPOSITS, TREES, HISTORY, SAFETY, MACHINES, LANDING FIELDS, RESOURCES, HISTORIC SITES, CULTURAL RESOURCES, KENTUCKY, LAND USE, CULTURE, ARCHEOLOGISTS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE