Phase I Archaeological Survey of the proposed Burgin Sanitary Sewer System

  • Ahler, Steven (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


This proposal has been prepared in response to a request from Mr. Mike Sanford of the Lake Village Water Association (the Client) for a proposal and cost estimate for conducting Phase I archaeological survey of selected portions of the proposed Burgin Sanitary Sewer System in Mercer and Boyle counties, Kentucky (project number SX21167012). These sanitary sewer lines are the first to be installed within the city and will serve to improve water quality in the watershed, which drains eastward into Lake Herrington. The proposed lines include a full system of gravity feed lines, shorter sections of force main lines to link to pumping stations, and a longer force main running south from Burgin to link to an existing waste water system in neighboring Boyle County. A preliminary visual inspection of all sewer line construction corridors was conducted on 5 February 2014. That inspection produced a letter report that evaluated the presence of severe disturbance and determined sections and landforms that would require systematic archaeological survey. This proposal is based on the results of that inspection. The work that will be conducted will conform to the Kentucky Heritage Council’s Specifications for Conducting Fieldwork and Preparing Cultural Resource Assessment Reports (revised 2006). The Phase I archaeological survey will provide an inventory of the cultural resources within the investigated portions of the project area and will provide preliminary evaluations of the research potential of each cultural resource (archaeological site) identified and of each site’s eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). An archaeological site is any location on the landscape that produces artifacts more than 50 years old from intact deposits. Agricultural activities alone do not constitute disturbance of a site under current guidelines.
Effective start/end date4/14/147/30/14


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