Chillicothe Correctional Institute Archeological Study

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTIONS

L&A was selected as the prime consultant, through a qualifications based selection process, to perform an archaeological study on three sites under consideration for a future building project at the Chillicothe Correctional Institute in Chillicothe, Ohio. Due to their proximity to Mound City National Monument and Camp Sherman, a World War I training facility, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) anticipated there would be a high probability that prehistoric and historic resources would be identified on these properties. Our initial scope included a cursory review of available documents and interviews with facility personnel, a comprehensive literature review and the completion of Phase I archaeology survey at all three sites.

All fieldwork and reporting activities were completed within 30 days of the project kickoff meeting. The survey reports are currently under review by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), but it is anticipated that two of the three sites will be cleared for development without further investigation. L&A is also under contract to complete any required Phase II archaeological investigations on the third site and a preliminary geotechnical survey on those selected for development.