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An Intensive Cultural Resources Survey of the 5.1 Mile Macon Levee Right-of-way, Bibb County, Georgia

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A cultural resources survey was conducted on 5.1 miles of right-of-way which faces potential impact by the widening of the existing Macon levee, Bibb County, Georgia. The work was conducted under the mandate of the Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The levee is located in the western floodplain of the Ocmulgee River. It measures 5.1 miles long; the right-of-way varies in total width from 20 m to 60 m. The survey consisted of background research, preparation of a research design, field survey, and analysis/reporting. While the background research indicated that known archaeological sites formerly were located within the levee right-of-way, the field survey demonstrated that no cultural deposits survived the construction activities within the right-of-way. No cultural resources were discovered, and clearance to construct is recommended. An additional cultural resource survey is recommended when quarry/borrow sources have been identified.