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Technical Brief 21 Peer Review of Federal Archeological Projects and Programs

APPENDIX D

Documents Available for the Peer Review Team, Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Archeological Investigations

Documents available for the peer review team's review prior to the on-site visit.

  1. Relevant correspondence
    1. 2/24/2004 Letter from Jack V. Schere, Colonel, COE District Engineer, DOD, to Dr. Janet S. Matthews, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, NPS
    2. 6/22/2004 Letter from Dr. Janet Snyder Matthews to Col. Jack v. Schere
    3. 7/11/2005 Electronic Memorandum from FP McManamon, Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Department of the Interior to Colonel Charles O. Smithers III, Colonel, Memphis District Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army
  2. Background materials, Programmatic Agreement, and miscellaneous draft documents
    1. Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway: A Short Background
    2. “Programmatic Agreement Among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office Regarding Implementation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Project”(signed November 1995 and May 1996).
    3. “Draft Amendment to Programmatic Agreement Among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office, and the _____ Tribe Regarding Implementation of the Mitigation of Archeological Sites 23NM176/272, 23NM566, 23MI630, and 23MI714, Within the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Project.”
    4. “Appendix F - Scopes of work and mitigation proposals for remaining sites.” COE, Memphis District, no date
    5. “Data Recovery at 23MI714 New Madrid Floodway, Missouri.” COE, Memphis District, no date
    6. “Sites 23MI272/167 and 23NM566.” COE, Memphis District, no date
  3. Final archeological reports
    1. Probability of Archaeological Site Occurrence in the Northern Portion of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway: An Analysis of the Distribution of Cultural Resources and Environmental Features, by Niemczycki, Mary Ann Palmer; principal investigator Duncan C. Wilkie / Cultural Resources Consultants. 1987
    2. Archeological Investigations in the New Madrid Floodway, Volume I, by Lafferty, Robert H. III, and Kathleen M. Hess, eds. / Mid-Continental Research Associates, Inc. 1996
    3. Archeological Investigations in the New Madrid Floodway, Volume II, by Mid-Continental Research Associates, Inc. 1996
    4. Archeological Investigations in the New Madrid Floodway, Volume III, by Mid-Continental Research Associates, Inc. 1996
    5. Data Recovery (Mitigation) of Sites 23MI578, 23MI605, 23MI651, 23MI652, and 23MI797, Final Report, by Chapman, Shawn, Emanuel Breitberg, and Neal Lopinot / Panamerican Consultants, Inc. 1999
    6. Investigations in the New Madrid Floodway: Data Recovery at 23MI706, the Alfred Rush Site and 23MI709, the Hillhouse II Site, Mississippi County, Missouri, by Brown, Sharon, L. Janice Campbell, and Prentice M. Thomas, eds. / Prentice Thomas and Associates, Inc. 2000
    7. Historic Archaeology in the New Madrid Floodway: Data Recovery Excavations at the Moxley Farm Site (23MI722), Mississippi County, Missouri, Final Report, by Buchner, C. Andrew, and Emanuel Breitburg / Panamerican Consultants, Inc. 2000
    8. Data Recovery at the Hillhouse Site, by Lafferty, Robert H. III, Michael C. Sierzchula, Gina Powell, Neal Lopinot, Carol Spears, Barbara Carter, and Lawrence g. Santeford / Mid-Continental Research Associates, Inc. 2002
    9. The St. John's Bayou-Bird's Point-new Madrid Floodway - A Historical Account of the United States Army Corp of Engineer's Efforts in Mississippi River Flood Control in Southeastern Missouri by Banks, Larry D. and Givens, Douglas R./ Documents Archaeology, Incorporated. 2003
    10. Data Recovery Excavations at the Clifford LaPlant Site (23NM561) on Barnes Ridge, New Madrid County, Missouri, by Buchner, C. Andrew, Eric S. Alberson, Emmanuel Breitburg, Gina S. Powell, and Neal H. Lopinot/ PanAmerican Consultants, Inc. 2003
    11. Investigations in the New Madrid Floodway: Data Recovery at 23MI20, The Burkett Site, Mississippi County, Missouri, Volume I: Final Report, by Thomas Jr., Prentice M. and L. Janice Campbell/ Prentice Thomas and Associates, Inc. 2005
  4. Maps
    1. Wyatt and Wickliffe SW Quadrangle topographic maps, showing sites on Rush Ridge and O'Bryan Ridge.
    2. Henderson Mound Quadrangle topographic map, showing sites on Barnes Ridge and Sugar Tree Ridge.
    3. Henderson Mound Quadrangle topographic map, at larger magnification, showing sites on Barnes Ridge
    4. Sketch of BPNM Floodway, “Current Plan of Operation”
    5. Photocopies of 3 portions of the La Grange Quadrangle topographic maps (included separately and also listed above)
  5. CDs
    1. New Madrid #1 - Archeological Investigations of the New Madrid Floodway Volumes I - III
    2. New Madrid #2 - Probability of ... and Historic Archaeology ...(pdf files)
    3. New Madrid #3 - Data Recovery at 23 MI578 ...
    4. New Madrid #4 - Investigations ... at 23MI20, the Burkett site (pdf files)
    5. New Madrid #5 - 706-709 FINAL.pdf and Burkett draft.pdf

Documents and information made available during or after the peer review team's on-site visit.

  1. Correspondence, background materials and miscellaneous draft documents
    1. Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Plan of Operation. PowerPoint presentation presented to the New Madrid Peer Review Team March 20, 2006. Corps of Engineers, Readiness Branch, Memphis District. (See Appendix 7)
    2. Investigations in the New Madrid Floodway: Data Recovery at 23MI25, the Weems Site, Mississippi County, Missouri. Volume I: Draft Report. Prentice M. Thomas, Jr., and L. Janice Campbell, eds. Prentice Thomas and Associates, Inc. 2006.
    3. Files pertaining to the New Madrid-Birds Point Floodway Archeological Program
    4. Additional information regarding the impact mitigation work at 23MI25, the Weems Site, including -
      • “Data recovery at 23MI25, New Madrid Floodway, Missouri, Scope of Work”
      • “Mitigation Proposal for Site 23MI25 (Weems Site), New Madrid Floodway, Mississippi County, Missouri”
      • 8/5/1998 Letter from Jimmy McNeil, District Archeologist, to Claire Blackwell, Director and Depute State Historic Preservation Officer, Missouri
      • 12/15/1999 (approx.) E-mail from Jimmy McNeil to Judith Deel
      • 2/15/2000 (approx.) E-mail from Jimmy McNeil to Judith Deel
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