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Archaeological Anthropology

1985

Western Michigan University

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The Prehistory Of The Birch Run Road Site, Saginaw County, Michigan, Caven P. Clark Aug 1985

The Prehistory Of The Birch Run Road Site, Saginaw County, Michigan, Caven P. Clark

Master's Theses

The Birch Run Road site (20SA393), located in the archaeologic ally complex Saginaw Valley, was partially impacted by the extension of Birch Run Road across the Flint River. In many respects typical of Saginaw Valley sites as a whole, the Birch Run Road site produced artifacts attributable to the Early Archaic, Late Archaic, Late Woodland and historic periods. The prehistoric occupations are evaluated with special attention to the context and form of lithic raw materials, and use of projectile points in determining temporal placement. The Late Woodland component, ca. A.D. 800-1100, represents the most intensive occupation of the site ...


67-An Archaeological Survey Of The Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport Expansion Project, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, William M. Cremin Jan 1985

67-An Archaeological Survey Of The Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport Expansion Project, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, William M. Cremin

Reports of Investigations

Upon receipt of a letter and purchase order from Mr. Duane Ellis, P.E., Director of the Department of Public Works, City of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, authorizing a Phase I archaeological site location survey of the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport Expansion Project, surveyors from the Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University undertook on-site evaluation in order to determine if a planned extension of the airport runway into Section 7 of Chippewa Township would have an impact on potentially significant archaeological resources. There follows a report of fieldwork conducted on 13-14 Apr 85, together with appropriate background information and recommendations based ...


71-Prehistoric Plant Residues From The Big Woods (21c4-34) And Lightfoot (21c4-35) Sites, The Northfield, Burning Star Mine # 4, Perry County, Illinois, William M. Cremin Jan 1985

71-Prehistoric Plant Residues From The Big Woods (21c4-34) And Lightfoot (21c4-35) Sites, The Northfield, Burning Star Mine # 4, Perry County, Illinois, William M. Cremin

Reports of Investigations

The Northfield research area of Consolidation Coal Company's Burning Star Mine# 4 occupies the Upper Galum Creek drainage of Perry County, Illinois. This stream, a tributary of the Big Muddy River, together with its principal tributaries, Bonnie and Rock Fork creeks, drains an area of mature topography featuring the low relief, gently rolling hills, and broad alluvial valleys typical of the Mt. Vernon Hill Country of the Southern Till Plains Division. Although, floristically speaking, the study area lies within the Oak-Hickory Forest Region of the Western Mesophytic Forest (Braun 1950), the local vegetative pattern can more properly be described ...


70-Carbonized Plant Residues From Llct385, A Late Woodland Site Near The Carlyle Reservoir In Clinton County, Illinois, William M. Cremin Jan 1985

70-Carbonized Plant Residues From Llct385, A Late Woodland Site Near The Carlyle Reservoir In Clinton County, Illinois, William M. Cremin

Reports of Investigations

Site llCT385 is a Late Woodland site of undetermined extent located in the southeast corner of Section 25, Irishtown Township, T3N R2W, Clinton County, Illinois. Today, this site occupies an actively eroding bank of the Carlyle Reservoir, but formerly it was situated on a ridge spur flanking the eastern margin of the Kaskaskia River Valley at an elevation of about 6 m above the river floodplain.


68-An Assessment Of The Archaeological Resources Of The Morrow Lake Wellfield, City Of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, William M. Cremin Jan 1985

68-An Assessment Of The Archaeological Resources Of The Morrow Lake Wellfield, City Of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, William M. Cremin

Reports of Investigations

Upon receipt of purchase order #29494 from the City of Kalamazoo, authorizing Phase I archaeological assessment of the Morrow Lake Wellfield in Comstock Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, and with the arrival in April of weather and soil conditions appropriate to such an undertaking, a research team from th~ Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University performed a survey of the project area in order to determine whether proposed well drilling activities would have an adverse impact on potentially significant cultural resources. There follows a report of fieldwork undertaken on 11 and 18 Apr 85, together with relevant background information and recommendations ...


69-Archaeobotanical Analysis Of Flotation Residues From The Jamestown Site (21c4-14), The Northfield, Burning Star Mine# 4, Perry County, Illinois, William M. Cremin Jan 1985

69-Archaeobotanical Analysis Of Flotation Residues From The Jamestown Site (21c4-14), The Northfield, Burning Star Mine# 4, Perry County, Illinois, William M. Cremin

Reports of Investigations

Jamestown (21C4-14) is a large multicomponent site overlooking the confluence of Rock Fork, Bonnie, and Galum creeks in the Northfield, Burning Star Mine # 4, Perry County, Illinois. The Northfield is an area of mature topography featuring the gently rolling hills and broad alluvial valleys typical of the Till Plains province of south-central Illinois. Floristically~ it lies within the Oak-Hickory Forest Region of the Western Mesophytic Forest (Braun 1950). However, the local pattern of vegetation can best be described as forest-prairie ecotone, and the Jamestown site is optimally situated to have afforded its occupants easy access to the plant resources of ...