Accession Number : ADA331315

Title :   MacDill Air Force Base: National Register Eligibility Recommendations for Sites 8HI50 and 8HI5656.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 96-Feb 97,

Corporate Author : GEO-MARINE INC PLANO TX

Personal Author(s) : Gerrell, Philip R.

PDF Url : ADA331315

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 217

Abstract : This report presents the results of archeological test excavations conducted at two prehistoric sites (8H150 and 8Hl5656) located within MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Tampa, Florida. These investigations were conducted by Geo-Marine, Inc., under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. The purpose of the investigations was to assess the eligibility of each site for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The excavation methodology involved the hand excavation of systematically placed 50-x-5O-cm shovel tests and l-x-1-m excavation units to determine the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the site deposits. The recovered artifacts from site 8HI50 reveal that site occupation occurred between 500 B.C. and A.D. 900 and suggest a Manasota/Weeden Island-related cultural affiliation. Site 8H15656, on the other hand, was likely occupied during the Late Preceramic Archaic period. Results of the test excavations at site 8H150 indicate that the portion of the Site containing concentrated shell deposits offers very little research potential; therefore, that portion of the site is recommended as ineligible for inclusion in the NRHP. However, that portion of site 8HI50 which exists along the shoreline, beach, and duneline may contain sufficient contextual integrity for inclusion in the NRHP. The recovery of human remains and possible fishery objects during preceding and present investigations may answer pertinent research questions relating to burial practices and other sacred or secular manifestations. It is recommended that the beach portion of site 8HI50 be considered eligible for inclusion in the NRHP. The human remains recovered from the site were reinterred at two separate locations within the site area at the request of the Seminole Nation. Although an inventory of the remains and osteological analyses were recommended

Descriptors :   *HISTORIC SITES, *ARCHEOLOGY, METHODOLOGY, SITES, INSHORE AREAS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, BURIED OBJECTS, EXCAVATION, FLORIDA, MATERIALS RECOVERY, AMERICAN INDIANS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Mining Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE