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Pursuant to the signing of a cooperative agreement (dated 4 Sep 81) between the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Department of State and Western Michigan University, authorizing an archaeological survey of the approaches and bridge relocation along US-12 over the Fawn River near White Pigeon in St. Joseph County, Michigan, a team of archaeologists from the Department of Anthropology initiated a literature and documents search and on-site evaluation of the project area in order to ascertain whether road improvement activities planned for this segment of the US-12 corridor would adversely impact cultural resources. There follows a report of this research program, together with recommendations based upon our findings.

At the onset it should be understood that the opinions, findings and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Department of State, or Divi~ions thereof, or the Michigan Department of Transportation.