Phase I Survey – Clay County, Kentucky

Phase I Archaeology

Historic Headstone

The purpose of this survey was to identify any archaeological resources within the project area and assess their potential eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). As a result of the investigation, one historic/modern cemetery was documented. It was located atop of a toeslope near about 600 feet AMSL. The site encompassed approximately 1000 square meters and is about 200m south of the head of a tributary that drains Franks Creek. The entire cemetery is maintained and surrounded by a chain-link fence. The cemetery contained 13 graves, all of which were oriented north-south. Of the 13 graves, 9 were either marked by plain stone, or the writing was worn away and no longer visible. The other headstones contained legible information such as dates of birth and names. 4 of the graves were considered modern, with death dates ranging from   1971-2002. It is likely that graves marked with plain or illegible headstones are historic in age.

By placing a 100 foot buffer zone around the cemetery avoidance of the site was possible and no further work was recommended for this project. No additional sites were located during this survey. Learn more about our all of our services here or just Phase I Survey services here.

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Phase I Archaeological Survey – Letcher County, KY

This Phase I survey was conducted for a proposed 700 acre coal mine in Harlan and Letcher Counties, Kentucky. The majority of the survey was located on a heavily dissected mountain flank on steep upper side slopes. During this survey 10 rock overhangs were documented and one site was located but was temporally unassigned due to the lack of diagnostic materials identified during the survey. Learn more about our all of our services here or just Phase I Survey services here. Otherwise contact us for a quote on your upcoming project today.

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Digging Shovel Test

Phase I Archaeological Survey – Harlan County, KY

During this Phase I Archaeological survey which was conducted within the Benham, KY U.S.G.S. 7.5′ topographic quadrangle, steep side slopes of Black Mountain were surveyed to identify any archaeological resources within the project area and assess their potential eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (NHRP). The field efforts consisted of visual inspection and systematic shovel testing appropriate to site. During this survey one site was identified which consisted of a scatter of prehistoric cultural material that consisted of a low-density of lithic debitage. Learn more about our all of our services here or just Phase I Survey services here. Otherwise contact us for a quote on your upcoming project today.

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Phase I Archaeological Survey – Whitley County, Kentucky

Phase I Archaeological Survey conducted in Whitley County, KY for Section 106 Review compliance. No sites were discovered but a historic cemetery was located just outside of the project area. Learn more about our all of our services here or just Phase I Survey services here. Otherwise contact us for a quote on your upcoming project today.

Phase I Survey Historic Cemetery

Historic Headstone

This was one of the few areas we were able to shovel test due to the slope of the site and previous disturbances.

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Jesse Robinson Digging Shovel Test Pit

Phase I Archaeological Survey – Leslie County, KY

During this Phase I archaeological survey which was performed by means of surface and subsurface testing, we identified one archaeological site. It was a prehistoric open habitation without mounds consisting of a scatter of chert debitage of undetermined temporal-cultural affiliation. This survey was performed prior to coal resource extraction to identify any historic or prehistoric sites that may be disturbed by the land clearing activities. Learn more about our all of our services here or just Phase I Survey services here. Otherwise contact us for a quote on your upcoming project today.

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Steep Slope of Survey Area

Phase 1 Archaeological Survey- Breathitt County, KY

This month we have been in Breathitt County, KY surveying for historic and prehistoric sites on a tract of land. The steeply incised valleys expose a Sandstone formation that creates rock overhangs. Learn more about our all of our services here or just Phase I Survey services here. Otherwise contact us for a quote on your upcoming project today.

Phase 1 Archaeological Survey

Investigating Sandstone Outcrop