Accession Number : ADA956240

Title :   A Survey Level Report of the Ditch 19 Channel Enlargement Project Item 1, Parcel 2 and Item 2, Dunklin County, Missouri,

Corporate Author : IROQUOIS RESEARCH INST FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : LeeDecker, Charles H.

Report Date : JAN 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : An intensive survey for prehistoric, historic, and architectural properties within the Ditch 19 Channel Enlargement Project, Item I, Parcel 2 and Item 2, located in Dunklin County, Missouri was conducted during April, May, June, and July, 1978. The study methods included a review of published literature, a review of county, state, and federal archival sources, a cartographic review, interviews with local informants, field examination, and archaeological analysis of artifact collections. A total of 57 sites were identified during the field examination but four were determined to be completely outside the project right-of-way after careful examination. The cultural properties inventoried include prehistoric sites dating from the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian Periods. The historic properties include a large number of 20th century sites of various types with one of the historic properties tentatively dated as early as the late 19th century. The architectural properties include rural agricultural structures and domestic units. Eight sites are considered eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Adverse project impacts on six of these sites can be avoided by modification of the project design. Two sites which have been assessed as eligible for the National Register have already been impacted by prior ditch construction, and further channel enlargement in the vicinity of those sites should be delayed until an archaeological salvage and preservation program can be implemented.

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, *HISTORIC SITES, ARTIFACTS, CONSTRUCTION, DITCHES, INCLUSIONS, MISSOURI, PRESERVATION, SURVEYS, HISTORY, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), STRATIGRAPHY, CLIMATE, TOPOGRAPHY, SOILS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE