Accession Number : ADA956211

Title :   A Survey Level Report of the Buffalo Creek Diversion Project, Craighead and Mississippi Counties, Arkansas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : LeeDecker, Charles H.

Report Date : AUG 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : An intensive survey for prehistoric, historic, and architectural properties within the planned Buffalo Creek Diversion Project, located in Craighead and Mississippi Counties, Arkansas, was conducted in June and July, 1978. The study methods included a review of published literature, a reviews with 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 30 sites were inventoried during the field examination. The cultural resources include prehistoric properties dating from the terminal Paleo-Indian, Early Archaic, Late Archaic, Late Woodland, Early Mississippian, and Middle Mississippian Periods. Nearly all of the historic sites date from the twentieth century, and historic site types recognized include domestic sites, structural ruins, and refuse areas. One distinct housing type was identified in the project area, the linear burgalow. Four sites are considered eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and all will be severely impacted by the planned project. A range of plans for impact mitigation is developed including avoidance of the sites, in situ preservation, and data salvage.


Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE