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An Archaeological Survey of Construction Unit 8, Bishop Creek Watershed, Appling and Jeff Davis Counties, Georgia

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This report represents the result of a field survey of archaeological sites in a proposed construction area in the Bishop Creek Watershed, Appling and Jeff Davis Counties, Georgia. The area surveyed was: Construction Unit No. 8 located on small tributaries of Bishop Creek in Jeff Davis and Appling Counties. The Bishop Creek Watershed project consists of 34, 800 linear feet of channel to be deepened by sand removal. The field survey required 56 man hours to complete and was conducted over a three and a half day period between August 10 and August 13, 1975. Laboratory analysis and report writing required 50 man hours and were accomplished between August 19 and August 22, 1975. The survey was funded and this report prepared under the provisions of a contractual agreement between the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service and the Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia. As outlined in the agreement specifications (see attached copy in Appendix), the contract stipulates the submission of a final report containing the following: (1) determination, description, and map location of all archaeological sites in the construction areas; (2) an assessment of the potential effect of the proposed construction on the archaeological resources; (3) a suggested program of the measures and estimated costs necessary to adequately mitigate the impact of the construction on the resources; and (4) the determination of the archaeological and historical levels of significance of the sites for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. This information is presented in the present report. Ms. Sharon I. Goad, as Field Director, was responsible for the field survey, laboratory analysis and report writing. David J. Hally, as Principal Investigator, provided limited supervision of all phases of the project and assisted in report writing.