Archaeological subsurface survey in B. F. Grant Memorial Forest: Area 4, Stand 217
Cao, Luan Thanh
MetadataShow full item record
This study aims to compare the subsurface and pedestrian methods used in Phase I archaeological survey in B. F. Grant Memorial Forest, Putnam County, Georgia. The goal is to determine the most efficient and effective method of survey for the identification of archaeological sites for the B. F. Grant Memorial Forest environment. The project was conducted in Area 4 at Stand 217, a 19.91 hectare pine tree stand. A subsurface survey method was employed at 30 meter intervals. A total of 226 shovel test pits were dug with seven archaeological sites identified. Three sites were Late Mississippian, Lamar phase, one was 19th century historic, and three were historic rock piles. It was determined that within cleared environments where the substrata is disturbed from machinery approximately seven times more sites were yielded with the pedestrian survey method.