Geophysical Survey for the Kansas Historical Survey, Site 14MO367, Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas

Grants and Contracts Details


The Kansas Historical Society (KSHS) requests methodological and cost proposals for geophysical survey of a historic period archeological site-14MO367, Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas. Results of the survey will be used to guide excavations during the 2016 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school, June 2-17, 2016. The Archaeological Geophysics Laboratory of the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology proposes to conduct this survey with Dr. Philip Mink as Project Director and two student assistants. The area to be surveyed is approximately 784 m2 and includes one extant structure. This structure, known as the Last Chance Store, was so named because it was the last place to purchase supplies on the nearby Santa Fe Trail during the period of western expansion and trade with Mexico during the nineteenth century. Possible features that may be identified by geophysical survey include cisterns, wells, privies, dumps, and temporary camps by American Indians and travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. The property is a Kansas State Historic site and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Effective start/end date4/1/166/1/16


  • Kansas Historical Society: $4,531.00


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