5MT4614 (Site Name Keyword)

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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, DAP-024: Prehistoric Archaeology of the Sagehen Flats Locality (1982)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David H. Greenwald.

The Sagehen Flats Locality is 1 of 16 localities contained within the Escalante Sector. It is located in southwest Colorado approximately 6 km northwest of Dolores, Colorado. The Sagehen Flats Locality differs from surrounding localities in that it is an area of gentle slopes and small knolls. Its drainages feed the Sagehen Marsh, which eventually drains into the Dolores River to the east. The first prehistoric use of this area has been dated to the Archaic Tradition (5000 B.C.-A .D. 500)...


Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-029: Excavations at Prairie Dog Hamlet (Site 5Mt4614), a Basketmaker III / Pueblo I Habitation Site (1982)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Richard W. Yarnell.

Prairie Dog Hamlet, Site 5MT4614, was excavated in 1979 by the University of Colorado under the auspices of the Dolores Archaeological Program (D.A.P.). Located in Montezuma County in southwestern Colorado, the site dates to the late Basketmaker III-early Pueblo I periods of the Anasazi tradition. The site had two occupations, represented by two separate pithouses with associated surface structures and features, and a single episode that is represented by the partial construction of a...


Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-061: Environmental Studies Report (1980)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Bruce F. Benz. Vickie L. Clay.

The Environmental Studies Group has completed laboratory and field studies that serve as a comparisons for projections back in time. These include maps that inventory the present day bedrock geology, landforms, soils stream orders, and present and potential-natural vegetation. Two experimental gardens provide case studies of the potential of subsistence agriculture in the Dolores Archaeological Project area under present day conditions. Analysis to date of geological, faunal, and floral...


Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-063: Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from the Dolores Archaeological Project: 1978-1980 (1983)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ann Lucy Wiener.

This report includes the tentative assessment of the demographic, morphological, and epidemiological characteristics of the Dolores River valley Anasazi population as represented by the small sample of 32 individuals recovered during 1978-1980 excavations by the DAP (Dolores Archaeological Program). Two fragmentary protohistoric burials are also described. Burial practices are typical of the Mesa Verde Region during Basketmaker III to Pueblo II/III periods; individuals were predominately...


Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-077: Temporal Changes in the Anasazi Food Processing Toolkit (1983)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Carolyn Raffensperger.

This study examines changes in the food processing tool kit among the northern Anasazi during the period A.D. 650-900. It is assumed that, during this period, the Anasazi were gradually increasing their use of corn and decreasing their use of nondomesticated or gathered plants. Corresponding changes in the Anasazi tool kit are hypothesized. First, corn grinding tools are expected to have become more efficient, indicating specialization in the corn grinding task, and second, the total food...


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...