Accession Number : ADA321341

Title :   Results of a Phase 2 Archeological Inventory of Fort Riley, Kansas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 95-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : LTA INC LARAMIE WY

Personal Author(s) : Larson, Thomas K. ; Penny, Dori M.

PDF Url : ADA321341

Report Date : 27 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 225

Abstract : A Phase 2 cultural resource inventory approximately 14,000 acres within the Stage 1 and Stage 2 study areas at Fort Riley, Kansas resulted in the recording of sites and 49 isolated finds. Seventy-three of these are prehistoric, 21 are historic, and five have both a prehistoric and a historic component. Of the 78 prehistoric components, three are from Middle Ceramic period six are possibly early Ceramic period Woodland, one may be late Archaic, and one is believed to he late Paleoindian. No cultural diagnostics have been recovered from any of the other prehistoric localities. The results indicate that the uplands settlement model proposed for Milford Lake is not correct for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 study areas; there is actually a much higher density of prehistoric resources in the first terrace/flood plain zone. The basic USACERL model seems to be correct for the Stage 1 area but not Stage 2. The section of the model dealing with site types in the low probability zone does not seem to be correct for either study area. None of the isolated finds are regarded as eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Nine sites are also not believed to be eligible. Six sites, 14GE329, 14GE3106, 14GE3107,14RY46, and 14RY115, are believed to be eligible for nomination. Additional work is necessary to evaluate the significance of 35 other sites.

Descriptors :   *HISTORIC SITES, *ARCHEOLOGY, *ARTIFACTS, ARMY FACILITIES, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, INVENTORY CONTROL, CULTURAL RESOURCES, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, LAND USE, EXCAVATION, NATURAL HISTORY, PALEONTOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE