Accession Number : ADA317123

Title :   A Phase I Archaeological Survey of Portions of Godman Airfield on the Fort Knox Military Reservation, Hardin and Meade Counties, Kentucky.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Aug 96,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA317123

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : In April 1996, Fort Knox contract archaeologists conducted a Phase I archaeological survey of portions of Godman Airfield, Fort Knox, Hardin and Meade Counties, Kentucky. This survey was not performed in association with a specific undertaking, but took advantage of improved field conditions. The area surveyed encompasses approximately 32.6 ha (80.4 acres). The survey resulted in the recording of two archaeological sites, 15Hd521 and 15Hd522, lithic scatters of indeterminate prehistoric cultural-temporal affiliation with minor amounts of late nineteenth-early twentieth century historic materials. Site 1SHd522 is not eligible for the National Register due to previous disturbance and a small assemblage. No further archaeological investigation is recommended for 15Hd522. Site 15Hd521 is potentially eligible for the National Register because conditions were not conducive to proper assessment. Additional testing should be conducted at 15Hd521 prior to any future undertakings which might affect the site. It is recommended that all sections of the airfield bounded on all sides by runways may be assumed to be too disturbed to warrant survey for archaeological sites. It is also recommended that the unsurveyed portions of the airfield which cannot be assumed to be previously disturbed should be surveyed for cultural resources prior to future earthmoving activities.

Descriptors :   *SURVEYS, *ARCHEOLOGY, MILITARY FACILITIES, CONTRACTS, MATERIALS, SITES, ARMY FACILITIES, CONSTRUCTION, HISTORY, LANDING FIELDS, SIDES, HISTORIC SITES, CULTURAL RESOURCES, KENTUCKY, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, LAND USE, RUNWAYS, EXCAVATION, FIELD CONDITIONS, ARCHEOLOGISTS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE