The new Nashville Sounds minor league baseball stadium was planned for an urban site on the Cumberland River in Nashville known as Sulpher Dell, which was considered likely to contain evidence of an extensive late prehistoric Native American settlement. The presence of extensive layers of 19th to early 20th century fill limited access to the area, however, and made conventional archaeological investigations impossible.
Capital Project Solutions, Inc. retained TRC to conduct archaeological monitoring during earthmoving at the site in order to ensure that significant archaeological deposits were not impacted while allowing for continued site development.
TRC Services provided:
The archaeological monitoring and excavations allowed work on this urban redevelopment project to proceed on schedule, while also providing important information on a little-known aspect of Nashville area prehistory.
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