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Archaeological Assessment of the Morning Creek Diversion Project, Fulton County, Georgia

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This report details archaeological investigations along the proposed route of main force and interceptor sewers for the diversion of wastewater from the Fulton County-Fayette County line at Broadnac Creek northwest to the Camp Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (see Figure 1). Systematic survey and testing along the sewer-line route was initiated on June 26, 1979 and was completed on June 26, 1979 with the labor expenditure of 78 man-days.

The contractual problem orientation which guided this research was to locate all cultural resources within the proposed sewage-line route and to access their significance. In addition, a theoretical problem orientation was defined. As the sewage-line route connects two of Georgia's major rivers, the Flint and the Chattahoochee, it was hypothesized that this situation may have positively influenced aboriginal occupation of the area. Specifically, it was hypothesized that aboriginal occupation occurred along the creeks and uplands of this area and that this occupation was associated with larger village sites along the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers.