Phase I Cultural Resource Survey of a Proposed New Alignment of Route 460, Town of Grundy, Buchanan County, Virginia

This project involves the construction of a new, two-lane roadway through the town of Grundy east of the existing roadway. Background research in the archaeolgoical site files at the Virginia Deptartment of Historic Resources determined that no previously identified archeological sites were located within the proposed right-of-way and no new sites were identified in the course of survey. Three archeological locations were identified during the survey. Location A consists of an area of fill where excavation of a single shovel test resulted in the recovery of several modern artifacts and one secondary flake. Location B is respresented by the recovery of a single piece of machine made brick. Location C was identified by the recovery of two nails and a piece of coal. All three locations are low-density, disturbed deposits of artifacts of uncertain provenience. While the remote possibility exists that archaeological remains exist below the existing asphalt in the project area, the grading and filling necessary to create a level road surface has most likely destroyed any sites that may have been within the project area. Furthermore, several sections of the proposed right-of-way have already been blasted out of the hillside to create a level surface in the highly mountainous area.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 96p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01103595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: Project 6460-013-113, PE100, VDHR File No. 91-680S
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2008 1:54PM