An Archaeological Survey for Sklar Exploration Company, LLC's South Morton 12-2 Well Pad Site and Access Road in Smith County, Mississippi
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An archaeological survey of a proposed drill site and access road in Smith County, Mississippi was performed by Rita D. Fields as a subcontractor to Brazos Valley Research Associates (BVRA) and Dixie Environmental Services Company, LLP. (DESCO) on May 23, 2008 under an Archaeological Resource Protection Act permit issued by the Bienville National Forest. The area was investigated by a surface inspection and shovel testing. One historic site (22-Sm-1337) was found within the footprint of the well pad, and no cultural materials were observed along the proposed access road. This is a house site or logging camp that dates to the late 19th Century or early 20th Century based on artifacts recovered from shovel tests and on the surface. In addition, two chert flakes were recovered through shovel testing. Since isolated flakes can be found throughout the forest, the presence of these materials is considered to be an isolated occurrence and not a separate prehistoric component. The site area has been disturbed through occupational disturbances. This site is located in Compartment 258. Because of the amount of disturbance present, this site is not considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and no further work is warranted. Copies of this report are on file at the Bienville National Forest, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), DESCO, and with the authors. The artifacts and records are housed at the Bienville National Forest. The cultural resources survey followed the survey guidelines set forth by the MDAH. The survey was performed in compliance with the Procedures of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservations (36 CFR 800); the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (PL 89-665), as amended; the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190, 83 Stat. 915, 42 USC 4231m 1970); the Archaeological Resource Protection Act of 1979, and other appropriate cultural resources legislation and guidelines, as well as the guidelines set forth by the Register of Professional Archaeologists.
Subjectarcheological reports for Texas
archaeological reports for Texas
Brazos Valley Research Associates
Smith County, Texas
Moore, William; Fields, Rita (2015). An Archaeological Survey for Sklar Exploration Company, LLC's South Morton 12-2 Well Pad Site and Access Road in Smith County, Mississippi. Available electronically from