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The first step on any project is background research to become acquainted with past research in the area, kinds of sites known from the region, the natural environment and soils, and so forth.

There are many sources of potential information, including the local and state historical societies, maps, air photos, newspapers, books, the county courthouse, and local avocational archaeologists.










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