Scott Bridge/Mobile River Archaeological Site Characterization
This project included an intensive Phase I Evaluation of an existing archaeological site utilizing a 10 meter grid in order to establish the exact parameters of the site. This evaluation was conducted at the request of Scott Bridge Company, working under CSX railroad company in consultation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. We determined the boundaries of the site, and the extent to which the proposed development would be allowed to expand. The company proposed to extend their current parking area into a known prehistoric shell midden. In addition to evaluating the site for National Register eligibility, we created an avoidance plan for the site that allowed the company to expand their parking without impacting a valuable archaeological resource in southern Alabama.