Research Article Guidelines

Articles can be written as wiki pages, uploaded as files, or both. While this website is a wiki, this section is not intended to be encyclopedic. However, a wiki does allow for graphically intensive layouts, and supplemental data can be conveniently attached to the article. Articles within the Research category should contain some substantive research.

Articles should include the following information:
Title or Project Name
PI: Name and affiliation
For: Sponsoring agency or organization
County, District:
Watershed: Taken from a standardized list
Type of work: (e.g., site identification study, significance evaluation, data recovery, research paper)
Date of work:

Report 14C dates using the SAA standard format as uncalibrated radiocarbon ages: (1) based on the 5,568-year 14C ("Libby") half-life (divide radiocarbon ages based on the 5,730-year half-life by 1.03); (2) expressed as radiocarbon years (RCY), do not convert to radiocarbon or calibrated years A.D./B.C.; (3) with the 1-sigma standard error; (4) with the sample identification number given by the laboratory; (5) stating what material was dated; and (6) whether corrected for isotopic fractionation. If a 13C value was given by the laboratory, then this correction has been made, so provide the 13C value. Example: 3680 ± 60 (Pts-3964; wood charcoal; 13C = -23.8 [or, uncorrected].


Research Articles

Archeology of the Great Kanawha Navigation

P.I.: Robert F. Maslowski, Archeologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (retired)
Drainage: Ohio and Kanawha

Date of work: July 2003
General overview paper

Describes history of Army Corps of Engineers activity on the Kanawha River, and brief summary of results of excavations at sites impacted by recent improvements to three locks and dams. The cultural components at these sites included much of the prehistory and history of the Kanawha Valley from Late Paleo Indian to A. D. 1900. This paper discusses the data recovery results, preservation efforts and public archeology.

Cultural Affiliation Statement: New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area

P.I.: Robert F. Maslowski, Archeologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (retired)
For: National Park Service
Locale: Fayette County, and upstream
Drainage: Gauley, North New River

Date of work: 2011
Research Paper

Prepared for the New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area as part of the National Park Service's NAGPRA Program. It provides a detailed view of tribes which may be culturally affiliated with American Indian artifacts or remains discovered in the park. The primary objective of the report is to provide information about all federally recognized tribes identified during the research as having ancestors who may have used and/or occupied the park units so that park personnel can carry out their responsibilities under NAGPRA.

 

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