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<br />NOV-03-00 FRI 0~:49 PM ~XIN!ISLAND!LEGAL <br /> <br />FAX NO, . <br /> <br />P. 02/04 <br /> <br />, <br />wctland. On July 22, 1998, LAAS archeologist Jeff <br />Robbins examined the wetland orea, excavated shallow <br />shovel prohes, and identi Oed cultural deposits representing <br />a hunter-fisher-gathercr shel1 midden site north of the <br />existing LOTI Capitol Lake Pump Station (Robbins and <br />Lan;on 1998). LAAS completed a Washington State <br />Archaeological Site Inventory Form for the site, the <br />Deschmes Parkway Shell Midden (45TN;133) (Robbins arJd <br />Larson 19n). <br /> <br />LA AS suggested ths.tthe existing LOTI Capitol Lake <br />Pump Stntion nICU south ofthc access road might have <br />intact cultural deposits below the ground surface (Robbins <br />and Larson 199&). Because subsurface cultural deposits <br />associated with the Deschutes Parkway Shell Midden <br />(45TN233) might have extended into th<l ar"a that would be <br />altecled by construction cxcavation and clearing and <br />grubbing for the LOTT Capitol Lake Pump Station <br />Upgrade and LAAS recommended monitoring construction <br />excavation tor arehacological deposits in the northern <br />portion of thc pump station upgrade that might have <br />midden deposits. <br /> <br />Lewarch, Lorson a-TIll M\llPny July 21, 2000 <br /> <br />The Squaxin Island Tribc recently discovered cultural resources within the permit <br />arca at the LOTI' pump station site. The cultural resources were discovered after a large <br />pit haq '~cen excavated. The pit has been estimated to be about 14 fect dcep, about iz <br />feet wide, and about 60-70 feet long. Digging cxtended into previously undisturbed soils <br />includj1~g a portion of the original shorclinc of Budd Inlet Cullum! resources found at <br />the site'lne[ude fire-craekcd rock, wood worked with an adze or other similar tool, <br />twisted bordage, and debarked wooden poles. The Tribe and LOTI' agree that the site is <br />eligible 'for listing in the National Register. <br />\\ <br /> <br />UnrOTtlmate\y, 110 archaeQIQgical monitor was on site during the several days that <br />the exdvution occurred and cultural resources were damaged, destroyed or removed ofl~ <br />site w a'pr;vaw dwnp, H>ld an flpproprbte consultation b~~JJ conducted with the Sqllilxin <br />I,sland tribe. and had 11. tribal monitor b~~n present, tho damage to and destruction of <br />. <br />cullul'all'osourecs could have been avoided. The Tribe is well intoffiled about its <br />trlldilivtwl use 11l1d OCCllPfl!lCY areas and could have offered assistance in avoiding and <br />mitigating damagc to thcsc resources. Tribal cultural resources technicians are specially <br />, <br />traine~'to identity and respectfully handle the Tribe's cullural resources aTJd, iflhcy had <br />been onl site at the time of excavation, couid have protected those resources and <br />prevl;'n{ed Iheir removal 10 a dump. <br />p <br /> <br />The LOTT project has four components, including: <br />..r' <br /> <br />. <br />