Accession Number : ADA956201

Title :   A Survey Level Report of the Upper Buffalo Creek Ditch Enlargement Project, Dunklin County, Arkansas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IROQUOIS RESEARCH INST FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : LeeDecker, Charles H.

Report Date : JUL 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : An intensive survey for prehistoric, historic and architectural resources within the Upper Buffalo Creek Ditch Enlargement PRoject area in northwestern Mississippi County, Arkansas, and southern Dunklin County, Missouri, was conducted in June and July 1979. Study methods included a review of published literature, a review of county, state and Federal archival sources, a cartographic review, interviews with local informants, intensive field examination, and archaeological analysis of artifact collections. A total of 21 sites was inventoried during the survey, two of which were determined to be outside of the project right-of-way. Fifteen sites exhibited prehistoric components, including Late Archaic, Woodland, and Mississipian occupations. Five sites exhibited historic components and three contained architectural components. All of the historic sites appear to be associated with the late 19th and early 20th century. The three architectural sites are related to 20 th century agricultural practices. Two prehistoric sites are considered potentially eligible for inclusion in the National Register of historic Places. Options for the mitigation of adverse effects on these sites include avoidance of the sites during construction, in-situ preservation, and archaeological data recovery.

Descriptors :   *HISTORY, *ARCHITECTURE, *NATURAL RESOURCES, *MISSISSIPPI RIVER, ARKANSAS, MISSOURI, DITCHES, LITERATURE SURVEYS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, ARTIFACTS, ARCHEOLOGY, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE