6. Excavations Inside Historic Structure 4, The New
Commissary, at Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas.
Griffin, Kristin L.
In March, 1989, the Midwest Archeological Center conducted excavations
inside Historic Structure 4, the New Commissary, at Fort Larned National
Historic Site, Kansas. The excavations were intended to mitigate the
impact from the planned adaptive restoration of the structure. The
excavations succeeded in determining the depth of fill deposited after the
close of the military-period, locating remnant segments of the floor joist
supports, and locating a single post feature which dates to the
military-period or earlier. Artifacts were mixed with regard to temporal
period, and may have been introduced into the structure along with the