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Archeology's New Look, Public Production (1949)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Paul L. Cooper.

When the Congress of the United States authorized the Missouri River Basin Project, the foundation was laid for one of the largest archeological research programs in history. The authorization brought into being a plan to build some 105 dams and reservoirs on the main stem of the Missouri River and its tributaries in an area which had been the first, and is the present, home of the Plains Indians. The area abounds in village sites, tipi rings, campsites, slaughter pits, and other evidences of...


Ceramic Analysis at Chief Looking's Village (32BL3) in Bismarck, ND (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer Deats.

Chief Looking’s Village (32BL3), also known as Ward Earth Lodge Village, is located near downtown Bismarck, ND. This site, occupied for a relatively short period in the mid-1500s, displays two distinctly different house types, one "local" and one "foreign" in design. Potential storage pits within two house outlines at Chief Looking’s Village, identified through remote sensing, were excavated by the Paleo Cultural Research Group during the 2015 summer field season, and the artifacts analyzed...


Dismal River ceramic sherd data (2015)
DATASET Sarah Trabert.

These are the results from an analysis of ceramics from 43 Dismal River sites. A full description of the sites and the results can be found in the Trabert 2015 document.


Dismal River ceramic sherd INAA data (2015)
DATASET Sarah Trabert.

A sample of ceramics from 25CH1 and 14SC1 were submitted for INAA. This file contains the results. These data are also on file with the Missouri Research Reactor.


Geographic and Chronological Differences in Lithic Raw Material Use by Hunter-Gatherers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Douglas MacDonald. Justin Pfau. Matthew Nelson.

Over the last eight years, the University of Montana has conducted archaeological research at various sites in Yellowstone National Park and vicinity. One aspect of our research is to study variation in hunter-gatherer lithic raw material procurement and use. From north to south and east to west within the region, there are extreme variations in hunter-gatherer use of a number of distinct volcanic and non-volcanic lithic raw materials. This variation can be used to evaluate geographic...


Gunflints from the Central Plains: Technological characteristics and chronological implications (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brendon Asher.

The time-sensitive characteristic of gunflints makes them important chronological markers at archaeological sites. This poster reviews gunflints from select sites primarily within the eastern Central Plains that have known dates and well documented histories. Lithic materials, origin of manufacture and method of production, as well as technological characteristics of gunflints are discussed. English, French, and Native made gunflints are considered. Native produced gunflints offer an opportunity...


Losing Ground but Gaining Data: Erosion and Archeology in Badlands Parks (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin Dempsey.

In 2013, the Midwest Archeological Center initiated a five-year project to study the impacts of erosion on archeological sites in Great Plains parks, specifically those parks with badlands geography. The project is designed to provide information on erosion rates in a variety of environmental contexts, as well as erosion’s effect on different features and artifact types. In the future, these data will be used to predict which sites or potential site locations may be most vulnerable to climate...


Plural Communities on the Plains: Dismal River People and the Puebloan Diaspora
PROJECT Uploaded by: Sarah Trabert

European colonization of North America profoundly impacted the lives of Native Americans. One method by which some Puebloan people, living in New Mexico, chose to escape Spanish colonial control was to leave their homeland and settle with other Native Americans living outside the borders of colonialism. One small group of Puebloan migrants traveled as far as western Kansas, joined a community of people already living there, and built a pueblo. This research focuses on how the lives of that...


Plural Communities on the Plains: Dismal River People and the Puebloan Diaspora (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Sarah Trabert.

This study considers how significant multi-regional processes, such as Spanish colonization of the U.S. Southwest and the later Puebloan diaspora, affected the lives of Native peoples living on the Central Great Plains. Social and economic connections existed between Puebloan people and several Great Plains groups, including those known to archaeologists as the Dismal River Aspect (AD 1600-1750). One significant Dismal River site in western Kansas, the Scott County Pueblo (14SC1), includes the...


Pyric Herbivory in Ancient North America (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Roos.

This is an abstract from the "HumAnE Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Fire is a powerful tool for hunting because fire effects have important consequences on habitat and forage for prey species. Using case studies from the northern Great Plains and the Southwest US, I explore how fire-use positively impacted prey abundances or location, resulting in higher encounter rates for particular hunting strategies. Specifically, these case...


Smoking Customs and Plains-Pueblo Interaction in the Southwest Border Pueblos (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kaitlyn E. Davis.

This project centers on Plains-Pueblo interaction in the late-prehistoric and protohistoric periods. It analyzes how trade and inter-regional interactions were ritually mediated between these two culture groups, through the examination of pipes and smoking materials used in economic interactions at pueblos in the Northern Rio Grande area of New Mexico. Ethnographic and ethnohistoric literature indicates that pipe-smoking was part of rituals that cemented inter-tribal trade relationships. The...


The Wind Cries Mary: The Effects of Soundscape on the Prairie Madness Phenomenon (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alex D Velez.

Prairie madness is a documented phenomenon wherein immigrants who settled the Great Plains experienced episodes of depression and violence. The cause is commonly attributed to the isolation between the households and settlements. However, historical accounts from the late 19th and early 20th century also specify the sound of the winds on the plain as a catalyst. A number of conditions such as acute hyperacusis can cause increased sensitivity to environmental sounds. These conditions can result...