September is Kentucky’s Annual Archaeology Month

KAMPoster_2014As the leaves start to turn and fall arrives, the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KyOPA) celebrates the rich history of Kentucky through the second annual Archaeology month in September. KyOPA has numerous events planned throughout the month that highlight the heritage of Kentucky and allow citizens to explore the history of the state through archaeology. Be sure to check out their website for more information on the events planned throughout the month!

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Bradbury and Herndon articles published in Journal of Kentucky Archaeology

Andrew P. Bradbury and Richard L. Herndon are at it again. The duo recently had two articles published in the Journal of Kentucky Archaeology. Both articles discuss investigations in western Kentucky, particularly a Mississippian site and Mississippian Tinsley Hill site. You can read the both articles on the Journal of Kentucky Archaeology website.

A Shovel Testing Survey of the Canton Site (15Tr1), Trigg County, Kentucky.

A Tinsley Hill Phase Mississippian Occupation at the Confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers.

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Archaeolgoical work at Harbison Crossroads makes local news

Harbison Crossroads

Harbison Crossroads from the project area, facing east-northeast.

You may remember a recent blog post discussing an archaeological investigation in East Tennessee in search of Reynold’s Station. Although the investigation determined it was not the location of Reynold’s Station, there was still an abundance of information that could be obtained from the discovered site . After the initial investigation, it was determined that the site had further potential to yield information on early Euro-American and enslaved African-American inhabitants of East Tennessee and Knox County, and on the material culture of the enslaved and  the changes that took place to the landscape through time.

Recently members from CRA, along with archaeologists from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, were part of a local news story discussing the findings and on-going archaeological investigations. You can read the news story and watch the video clip of the site here.

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CRA in the News

CRA corporate headquarters, Lexington, Kentucky

CRA corporate headquarters, Lexington, Kentucky

Recently, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., and its team members have been spotlighted in media outlets. The Lane Report, Kentucky’s leading business and economic news magazine, featured CRA and its staff in the latest issue. The April issue of the magazine discusses the importance of historical significance and CRA’s role in preservation, along with a nice history of the company. You can read the full article by visiting The Lane Report website.

Alan Higgins, Director of Architectural and Cultural History, has spent months researching and documenting the mid-century architecture of Evansville, Indiana. His work has culminated into two works, Unnoticed Modern and Vision & Legacy. In an article featured in Indiana Preservationist, Alan Higgins’ work is spotlighted in an article discussing mid-century modern architecture. If you would like more information or to read the article in full, you can subscribe or request a sample from their website.

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Hot off the Press: Two articles written by CRA archaeologists featured in “The Missouri Archaeologist”

Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., has exceptional individuals  at the helm of each project. Each individual is an expert in their respective field and area of interest. Andrew P. Bradbury, Richard L. Herndon, and Brian G. DelCastello all shared some of their expertise in articles featured in The Missouri Archaeologist.

Avenue of the Saints Project

Avenue of the Saints Project.

Andrew P. Bradbury has authored countless articles and books throughout his career. His latest contribution to The Missouri Archaeologist discusses the radiocarbon chronology for Archaic Period Sites within the Avenue of the Saints Project conducted by CRA in northeast Missouri between 2004 and 2006.

In 2003, the Rohlfing site was discovered during a survey for a proposed bridge replacement. Richard L. Herndon and Brian G. DelCastello discuss the findings and importance of the site in the latest volume of The Missouri Archaeologist. Herndon serves as a prehistoric ceramics specialist, along with his other titles at CRA, while DelCastello provides lithics expertise. Combined, the two share a wealth of expertise while interpreting the Rohlfing site in their latest article.

Congratulations Bradbury, Herndon, and DelCastello on the recent publications.

If you are a member of the Missouri Archaeological Society, you have access to The Missouri Archaeologist. If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining, you can visit their website.

 

 

 

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Looking for Reynolds Station: An Archaeological Investigation in Knox County, Tennessee

By: Paul Avery, Pat Garrow, and Jason Ross

J.J.F. and Sarah Neal Family

The J.F. and Sarah Neal family in front of the log house, taken in 1895 according to Neal (1973).

Tennessee has been the location of many archaeological discoveries. The state’s landscape varies from relatively flat lands to the rolling landscape of eastern Tennessee. There are an abundance of both prehistoric and historic sites in Tennessee. Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., is fortunate enough to have an office in Knoxville, Tennessee, which has conducted numerous archaeological investigations. In April of 2013, CRA worked to document the location of Reynolds Station in Knox County, Tennessee. The phase II investigation was required for an intersection improvement in the area. A proposed access road had the potential to adversely affect the site, so it was necessary to determine if the site was eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

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Get a Plan…a Historic Preservation Plan

Historic Building at Dayton VAMC

Historic building at the Dayton VAMC.

By Kathy Martinolich, MHP

Preservation planning—the process of identifying needs, determining priority actions, and developing short- and long-term strategies for the productive future of a historic resource or group of resources —is one of the many preservation-related services CRA offers.  Well-versed in assisting architects, engineers, and planners, CRA brings a nuanced understanding of the complexities of providing for the continued use of significant historic places –which ultimately supports their retention – while maintaining their critical historic integrity. One such project recently completed by CRA was a comprehensive historic preservation plan for a building at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, a National Register of Historic Places-listed historic district that has also been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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Assessing the Significance of Hawks Nest-Glen Ferris Hydro Electric Project

Hawks Nest Dam

An Overview of the Hawks Nest Dam.

by William M. Hunter, MA

Assessing the Significance of a Regional Mega-project: Hawks Nest-Glen Ferris Hydro Electric Project

In 2013, under agreement with HDR, Inc., and on behalf of Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC, a subsidiary of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., conducted a cultural historic survey of the Hawks Nest-Glen Ferris Hydro Electric Project on the New and Kanawha Rivers in Fayette County, West Virginia. Read more ›

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New Link about Ancient Dentistry

Hard_hat_iconIf you visit CRA’s Recommended Links page you may notice a new link for Ancient Dentistry. The link provides an overview of how different a dentist appointment may have been during ancient times.

CRA would like to thank the kids at the Morrow Community Center who, after visiting our website, provided us with the link. If you have a link you think might be beneficial or notice a link that is not properly working feel free to let us know. We are always open to feedback!

 

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Making Sense of the Recent Past: Swami Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold

Swami Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold

Overview of Swami Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold near Moundsville, West Virginia.

By: William M. Hunter, MA
 

CRA recently completed a detailed evaluation of a unique historic property, the Palace of Gold, located in the community of New Vrindaban near Moundsville, West Virginia. The Palace of Gold is an elaborate temple complex that although built within the past 50 years is considered to be of exceptional historic significance and eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office. CRA completed a detailed history of the development of the Palace, defined its relationship to the surrounding properties and landscape features, assessed its historical significance, and established an appropriate historic property boundary.

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