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Cordell Hull Reservoir Archaeological Investigation

Identifier: 2017-0010

Content Description

The Cordell Hull Reservoir was named after Cordell Hull (1871-1995). He was a member in the Tennessee House of Representatives, United States House of Representatives, and a United States Senator. He was also the 47th United States Secretary of State. The reservoir covers portions of Smith, Jackson and Clay counties in Tennessee. An archaeological survey took place in May of 1963 in Smith and Jackson counties. Test excavations took place during the summer of 1963, at the following sites: the Robinson Shell Mound Site (40Sm4), the West Site (40Sm1), the 40Sm8 Site, the 40Sm13 Site, the Chambers Site (40Sm15), the Sanders Site (40Jk10), and the Jellicourse Site (40Sm9). Artifacts were recovered and cataloged from these sites. Burial sites were found at some of the sites. After the excavations were completed, mapping and backfilling took place. There are plates with pictures of maps, artifacts, and burial sites included with these documents.

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  • 1963 - 1980


4 folders Sheets (211 pages and 42 plates)