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Archaeological Survey at a Proposed Storm Drainage Ditch near Radium Springs, Georgia

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On August 1, 1979 an archaeological survey was conducted at the mouth of a proposed storm drainage ditch north of Radium Springs in Dougherty County, Georgia (Figures 1 and 2). The work was carried out at the request of the government of Dougherty County under an agreement between the Department of Anthropology of the University of Georgia and the Albany Metropolitan Planning Commission.

The work entailed the survey of a small tract, roughly 15 meters by 18 meters, at the mouth of a drainage ditch leading from Radium Springs Road to the Flint River, a distance of approximately 215 meters. Survey was required at the mouth of the ditch because of U. S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations; the remainder of the ditch did not require inspection.

The work was carried out by Thomas Gresham and John Strnad, employees of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Georgia. The Project Director was James L. Rudolph, a research archaeologist for the University of Georgia. Dr. David J. Hally, an assistant professor for the Department of Anthropology, was Principal Investigator for the project.