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Additive Technologies Group Midlevel Research Design (1983)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Eric Blinman.

This document is an extension of work begun by William A. Lucius, and its substance owes much to his foresight in the design of the Dolores Archaeological Program ceramic analysis system. Scott Travis authored a draft research design for ceramics which was helpful during the writing of portions of the present version. Dean Wilson and Rob Waterworth provided intense discussions of the interpretation of ceramic data, and their arguments and ideas have shaped and continue to shape...


Basketmaker III and Pueblo I Communities of Architectural Practice in the Chuska Valley, New Mexico
PROJECT Uploaded by: Kye Miller

This thesis investigates communities of architectural practice of Basketmaker III and Pueblo I period (AD 500-875) residents of the Chuska Valley in northwest New Mexico. The project files include the architectural database developed as part of the project and thesis.


Basketmaker III and Pueblo I Communities of Architectural Practice in the Chuska Valley, New Mexico (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kye Miller.

This research investigates communities of architectural practice of Basketmaker III and Pueblo I period (AD 500-875) residents of the Chuska Valley in northwest New Mexico to understand social networks and levels of interaction among groups throughout the Colorado Plateau of the American Southwest. Understanding social networks and migration patterns during the late Basketmaker and early Pueblo periods can provide insight into early population aggregation, population movement, and regional...


Basketmaker III and Pueblo I Communities of Architectural Practice in the Chuska Valley, New Mexico (2015)
DATASET Kye Miller.

This coded database contains architectural information of Basketmaker III and Pueblo I pit structures in the Chuska Valley, New Mexico. See Miller's 2015 thesis entitled "Basketmaker III and Pueblo I Communities of Architectural Practice in the Chuska Valley, New Mexico" (file also available on tDAR).


Botanical Resources: Corn (1985)
DATASET Uploaded by: Jesse Clark

The corn dataset was used in association with an intensive botanical study designed to identify different varieties of corn in the assemblage of corn cobs and plant fragments recovered in the course of DAP fieldwork. The variables in this dataset contain information and measurements pertaining to the number or rows of kernels on an ear, its shape and size, and various details about glumes, cupules, and kernels. Variables for the CORN10 dataset have been described by Wilshusen et al. (1999);...


Botanical Resources: Pollen (1985)
DATASET Uploaded by: Jesse Clark

The pollen dataset contains basic provenience data for each pollen sample collected. These data are accompanied by taxonomic classification and the grain count per taxon. Detailed locational information can be obtained by linking this dataset with the provenience dataset. Variables for the corn dataset have already been described by Wilshusen et al. (1999). In most cases, their descriptions are suitable for use as metadata and have been repeated almost verbatim here. Selected resources from the...


Ceramics: Temporal-Spatial Dataset (1988)
DATASET Uploaded by: Jesse Clark

The Additive Technologies Group (ATG) was responsible for supporting the broad research goals of the DAP through the implementation of mid-level research design governing the collection and analysis of data from “material culture that results from the technological combinations of a variety of raw materials” (Blinman 1986a:57). While these items include worked vegetal material (e.g., basketry and textiles), much of the work performed by the ATG relates to a large ceramic assemblage including...


Chronometric Dating (1985)
DATASET Uploaded by: Jesse Clark

The results of chronometric analysis on special specimen samples collected for dating can be found in this dataset. Samples are linked to basic provenience data such as site and field specimen number. The temporal range for each sample will be indicated by variables for earliest and latest dates. These variables give the innermost and outermost dates of wood submitted for dendrochronological dating and their corresponding Tree-Ring Lab symbols indicating how close the date provided is to the...


Cottontail Procurement (1987)
DATASET Uploaded by: Jesse Clark

Flint and Neusius’ (1987) examination of the assemblage of cottontail remains from the Dolores Anasazi faunal record is an especially good example of synthetic research contributions to DAP research. Their study utilized the subset of the DAP faunal assemblage contained within the BUNNY10 dataset (Flint and Neusius 1987:257). Since the two species of cottontail utilized by the Dolores Anasazi have distinct habitat preferences, their relative abundances provided an opportunity to track patterns...


The Dolores Archaeological Program
PROJECT Robert A. Bye. Christine K. Robinson. David A. Breternitz. Allen E. Kane. Steven E. James. Timothy A. Kohler. William D. Lipe. Bureau of Reclamation.

From 1978 until 1985 the University of Colorado contracted with the Bureau of Reclamation (Contract No. 8-07-40-S0562) to mitigate the adverse impact of a large water impoundment project on the cultural resources in the project area. This complex and evolving long-term mitigation plan known as the Dolores Archaeological Program (DAP) has been called a “truly unique chapter in American archaeology” (Breternitz 1993:118) and was applauded by Lipe (1998:2) for its ability to “increase the power and...


Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports: Additive Technologies (1984)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Eric Blinman. C. Dean Wilson. Robert M.R. Waterworth. Mary P. Errickson. Linda P. Hart.

The Additive Technologies Group of the Dolores Archaeological Program is responsible for Inventory and descriptive analyses of ceramic end worked vegetal materials that are recovered as part of archaeological surveys end excavations. Procedures for the analysls of ceramic materials were established In 1978 by William A. Lucius and have been implemented, with some changes, through 1984. The ceramics analysis system records temper, selected technological attributes, vessel form class, traditional...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Aceramic and Late Occupations at Dolores (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Timothy Gross. Allen E. Kane.

The area to be impacted by the Dolores Project, a large water storage and distribution system in southwestern Colorado, was intensively occupied during the Basketmaker III and Pueblo I periods (approximately A.D. 600 to 900). Although the efforts of the Dolores Archaeological Program to mitigate the loss of archaeological resources in the area have focused on sites associated with the main occupations, sites belonging to periods other than those of the densest occupation have been investigated...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Anasazi Communities at Dolores: Early Small Settlements in the Dolores River Canyon and Western Sagehen Flats (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Timothy A. Kohler. William D. Lipe. Allen E. Kane.

This volume reports a series of investigations in the Dolores River canyon and the western Sagehen Flats area of the Dolores Project. Included in the collection are an overview of the Grass Mesa Locality (with a summary of Dolores Archaeological Program systematics), the results of the 1979-1980 Grass Mesa Locality Testing Program, and 6 site reports that describe excavations undertaken between 1979 and 1983. The excavated sites reported include: (l) LeMoc Shelter (5MT2151), which exposed 5...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Anasazi Communities at Dolores: Grass Mesa Village (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text William D. Lipe. James N. Morris. Timothy A. Kohler.

Grass Mesa Village (5MT23) is located in the Dolores River canyon at the juncture of Beaver Creek and the Dolores River. Fieldwork consisted of an intensive surface collection, a magnetometer survey, a probability sample of test pits, extensive exploralory trenching, and intensive block excavations. Work was done in the 1979, 1980, 1982, and 1983 field seasons by Washington State University, under a subcontract from the University of Colorado, as part of the Dolores Archaeological Program....


Dolores Archaeological Program: Anasazi Communities at Dolores: McPhee Village (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Allen E. Kane. C. K. Robinson.

Over the span of the Dolores Archaeological Program a major portion of field mitigation efforts focused on McPhee Village, a large aggregated complex of domestic room block units and ceremonial architecture in the Dolores River valley about 7 km south of the McPhee damsite, Montezuma County, Colorado. This volume presents site-specific descriptions of the field investigations and the subsequent laboratory analyses. The first section includes the definition of the village and its natural and...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Anasazi Communities at Dolores: Middle Canyon Area (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Allen E. Kane. Christine K. Robinson.

This volume is a collection of published reports from the Middle Canyon area of the Dolores Project in southwestern Colorado. Included in the volume are 4 site reports and 3 analytical chapters produced by the Dolores Archaeological Program. This volume includes information on the environmental setting of the Middle Canyon area, a summary of Dolores Archaeological Program systematics, and a brief description of Dolores cultural history.


Dolores Archaeological Program: Anaszai Communities at Dolores: Early Anasazi Sites in the Sagehen Flats Area (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Allen E. Kane. G. Timothy Gross.

During the 1979 field season, 9 sites were excavated. This was to provide information about the Sagehen Flats Locality during the Sagehen Phase. Investigation revealed 5 were limited activity sites and 4 were hamlets. Tres Bobos, Site 5MT4545, is a Basketmaker III habitation. Excavations discovered 1 pithouse and 14 surface rooms. Tres Bobos was occupied between A.D. 600-850. Apricot Hamlet, Site 5MT2858, is a multiple occupation Basketmaker III/Pueblo I site. Excavations revealed a pithouse and...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Field Investigations and Analysis - 1978 (1983)
DOCUMENT Full-Text D. A. Breternitz.

This report presents the results of the Dolores Archaeological Program's initial (1978) field season. The Dolores Archaeological Program was funded by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Dolores Project Cultural Resource Mitigation Program, which is responsible for the mitigation of impacts to the cultural resources to be affected by the construction of a multipurpose water storage and distribution system on the Dolores River in Montezuma County, southwestern Colorado. The chapters in...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Final Synthetic Report (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David A. Breternitz. Christine K. Robinson. G. Timothy Gross.

This is the final synthetic report of the Dolores Archaeological Project. It includes an overview of the project itself, as well as final reports from the additive and reductive technologies, and environmental archaeology groups. The final report also includes summation of the prehistorical context for the Dolores River Valley and modeling, resource, and population studies. Information on the various technologies---lithics, ceramics, and facilities---are also examined. This report also...


The Dolores Archaeological Program: In Memoriam (1993)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David A. Breternitz.

The Dolores Archaeological Project (DAP) encompassed a contract period from June 1978 through December 1985. Although investigations both preceded and postdated the contract period, the accomplishments, failures, positive and negative aspects of DAP, and certain comparisons with another major cultural-resource-mitigation project offer historical, methodological, and academic lessons that are instructive, particularly for future, long-term, federally (or non-federally) financed...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Research Designs and Initial Survey Results (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Allen E. Kane. William D. Lipe. Timothy A. Kohler. Christine E. Robinson.

This volume is a collection of the basic planning and management documents for the Dolores Archaeological Program. The first chapter introduces the volume and provides an evaluation of the effectiveness of Dolores Archaeological Program planning efforts. Operational problems encountered by the program are also discussed.The second chapter is the "Dolores Project Cultural Resources Mitigation Design," the primary document guiding program conceptual management. The two major parts of this chapter...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Studies in Environmental Archaeology (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kenneth L. Petersen. Vickie L. Clay. Meredith H. Matthews. Sarah W. Neusius.

This report presents some of the results of the Environmental Studies Group (1979-1981) and the Environmental Archaeology Group (1981-1983) of the Dolores Archaeological Program. The Dolores Archaeological Program was funded by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Dolores Project Cultural Resources Mitigation Program, responsible for the mitigation of impacts on cultural resources to be affected by construction of a multipurpose water storage and distribution system on the Dolores River in...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Supporting Studies: Additive and Reductive Technologies (1988)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric Blinman. Carl J. Phagan. Richard H. Wilshusen.

Dolores Archaeological Program activities have included a variety of synthetic supporting studies in addition to descriptive analyses of excavation and survey materials. This volume includes those supporting studies that deal with material culture, dating, and architecture. Material culture papers that focus on lithic materials include typological analyses of projectile points, a study of changes in grinding tools and dietary implications, microwear analyses of flaked stone artifacts, and a...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Supporting Studies: Settlement and Environment (1987)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kenneth Lee Petersen. Janet D. Orcutt.

This volume presents some of the final results of the Dolores Archaeological Program Environmental Archaeology Group and the Settlement Archaeology Group. Six reports outline the development of vegetational and climatic reconstructions for the project area; 8 reports focus on the agricultural potential for the area; 6 reports discuss diverse topics including faunal remains, Phaseolus remains, human bones, and unusual rocks and minerals; and finally, 5 reports on settlement archaeology and...


Dolores Archaeological Program: Synthetic Report (1986)
DOCUMENT Citation Only D. A. Breternitz. Christine K. Robinson. Timothy Gross.

The Dolores Project was a large water-impoundment project constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation in southwestern Colorado. From 1978 until 1985 the University of Colorado contracted with the Bureau of Reclamation (Contract No. 8-07-40-S0562) to mitigate the adverse effects of the Dolores Project on the cultural resources in the project area; Washington State University was the major subcontractor. The mitigation program was called the Dolores Archaeological Program (DAP). This volume presents...