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An Archaeology of Care in the Bakken Oil Patch (North Dakota, USA) (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard Rothaus. William Caraher. Bret Weber.

The University of North Dakota Man Camp Project has used archaeology to engage seriously the issues of workforce housing and industrial landscapes in the Bakken. Our work proceeds with a focus not on the ebullience (or catastrophe) of the Bakken, but rather on the material culture of housing in a dynamic extractive landscape. We do not advocate, nor do we analyze or make policy recommendations. Our work in the field epitomizes, however, an archaeology of care for the communities in which we...


From Folsom to the Fur Trade: Harnessing the Research Potential of the State Historical Society of North Dakota's Archaeology Collections (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Wendi Field Murray. Meagan Schoenfelder.

The State Historical Society of North Dakota curates collections covering 13,000 years of human history in North Dakota. The development of a more comprehensive archaeology collections program in the last five years has been geared toward increasing public access to these collections and communicating the collections’ research potential to an academic audience. The spectacular Lake Ilo Paleoindian collection documents thousands of years of continuous land use in North Dakota. Future research...


The Liquid Gold Rush: Oil and the Archaeological Boom (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew J Robinson.

The Gold Rush of the 19th century brought people, jobs, and money to the western US, creating the first major boom.  Since then, the US has advanced into other profitable avenues, in particular oil and natural gas. The 20th century saw the dramatic increase in the necessity for oil across the globe, which has led to a new boom, the "Liquid Gold Rush." As technology advanced, such as fracking, in the later part of the 20th and into the 21st Century, archaeology became entwined with oil and its...


Paleoindian Archaeology in the Little Missouri Badlands: An Update on Research in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, North Dakota (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard Anderson.

In 2012 the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Southern Methodist University, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota began a multi-year research project investigating Paleoindian land use, Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene environments, and archaeological preservation potential in the Little Missouri National Grasslands (LMNG) and surrounding areas. Field research in 2013 and 2014 included resurvey and test excavation at known or suspected Paleoindian localities to determine the nature and...


"Scurvy on the Great Plains:" Archaeology, Geophysics, and Stories of Fort Rice (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew J Robinson.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the mid-1800s, the United States Government ordered the construction of military forts across the Northern Plains. Constructed in 1864, Fort Rice become one of the first military posts in what is now the State of North Dakota. The fort was a vital military instillation through its expansion by the First US Volunteers, also known as Galvanized Yankees (where most died of...