Fish Trap / Weir (Site Type Keyword)

Parent: Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features

A structure designed for catching fish. Sometimes constructed as a fence or enclosure of wooden stakes or stones, placed in a river, lake, wetland or tidal estuary.

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Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes (1873)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Charles C. Jones, Jr..

Charles C. Jones' classic work of Southeastern archaeology and ethnohistory was the result of observations on his extensive collection (nearly 20,000 specimens in the 1890s), his field observations, and his correspondence with other researchers and scholars of the time. In the book, he documents a number of archaeological sites (such as Stallings Island and Etowah) and describes objects in the collection in comparison to similar items found throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Moreover, he...


Archaeological Overview and Assessment of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Eric S. Johnson.

Previous archeological and relevant documentary research at the Cape Cod National Seashore is reviewed and evaluated. The Cape Cod National Seashore is located on what is known as the outer Cape, an area whose history goes back thousands of years, when the area's marine, estuarine, and terrestrial resources, all located in proximity to one another, drew Native Americans here. The area was an important center of Native American life into the seventeenth century, when it was the homeland of...


Archeological Excavations at the Manitou Fish Camp, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, 1983 (1983)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffrey J. Richner.

This report documents archeological investigations at the Manitou Fish Camp near the southwest tip of Manitou Island, within Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. This historic EuroAmerican fishing camp was constructed in stages beginning about 1895. Most of the structures date to the early decades of the twentieth century. The camp has had essentially continuous use throughout its history, both as a fishing camp and as a weekend retreat. The historic importance of the camp is underscored by its...


The Archeological Survey of Cape Cod National Seashore
PROJECT Francis McManamon. National Park Service. Cape Cod National Seashore.

This project contains documents, images, and data about the archaeological resources in and around the Cape Cod National Seashore on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In particular these relate to what is known as the "outer Cape," that is, from the vicinity of Chatham, Orleans, and Eastham north to the the Provincelands. Much of the archaeological work covered here is from investigations done by or for the Cape Cod National Seashore. The historic time period, as well as ancient times are covered by...


Archeological Survey of Cape Cod National Seashore, 1980 (1980)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

This is a copy of the handbook created for the 1980 field season of the Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey project. The archeological survey of Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO) was a multi-year study designed to help manage and interpret archeological resources . These resources include material remains and information about them from both the historic (about 1550 A. D. to the present) and prehistoric (about 12,000 before the present to 1550 A. D. or so) time periods. This...


Archeological Testing for Proposed Campground Expansion, Wright Island, Isle Royale National Park (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text William J. Hunt, Jr..

The Wright Island investigation location has been identified as a good location for a new campground. Development will involve some ground disturbance and is near the ruins of a 20th century fishery and on or near the Wright Island site (20IR181). This National Register eligible site incorporates a 19th-20th century fishery and a Terminal Woodland component dating to circa 1300 (Clark 1995: 149-152). In 1990, MWAC Archeologist Caven Clark shovel tested the flat beach area west of the ruins and...


Archival Collection Finding Aid Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey, Doyle and Nelson, 1998 (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas R. Doyle. Beth Nelson.

The goal of the Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey was the inventory and assessment of archeological resources within the Seashore to allow for their effective management. Due to the large size of the survey area, extending from Eastham to Provincetown, a sampling strategy was developed and implemented for locating and testing sites. The Survey discovered both historic and prehistoric sites. However, an emphasis was placed on the prehistoric record because of the expertise of the...


Chapters in the Archeology of Cape Cod, I: Results fo the Cape Cod National Seashore Archeological Survey, 1979-1981, volume 2 (1984)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

The report, which is volume 2, deals with various kinds of prehistoric remains in a series of chapters. Each chapter uses a common set and sequence of units of analysis to minimize confusion about the identity and locations of concentrations. A series of foldout maps will help with the geographic orientation as well. Eight chapters are included in Volume 2. One of these is a description and analysis of the kinds of archeological deposits and lithic assemblages found by the survey. Another...


Chapters in the Archeology of Cape Cod, III: The Historic Period and Historic Period Archeology (1985)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Francis McManamon

Contains three parts: "Research on the Historic Period and Historic Period Archaeology" by FP McManamon (pp 1-16); "Changes in the Coastal Wilderness: Historic Land Use Patterns on Outer Cape Cod, 17th-19th Centuries" by Patricia E. Rubertone (pp 17-124); "Historic and Land Use and Settlement on Outer Cape Cod: An Exploratory Analysis of Archeological Data" by Francis P. McManamon and S. Terry Childs (pp 125-156). Historical information and archeological data are used to describe historic...


Condition Report for Fort Hill Rural Historic District Cape Cod National Seashore (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jan Haenraets. Margie Coffin Brown.

This Condition Report for the Fort Hill Rural Historic District of Cape Cod National Seashore reviews previous documentation of the cultural landscape and provides an updated evaluation of the condition of the property as well as updated guidance for both day-to-day and long-term landscape management and interpretation. This report consists of a historical overview, an inventory of existing conditions, and a review of the significance of landscape characteristics and features. Based on...


Excavation of the Indian Neck Ossuary, September 1979, Wellfleet, MA (1979)
IMAGE Francis McManamon.

Photo of three Mashpee and Wampanoag tribal representatives observing the excavation of the Indian Neck ossuary. John Peters (Slow Turtle) Massachusetts Commissioner of Indian Affairs at the time of the excavation who was part of the consultation regarding the excavation is in the foreground.


Experimental Study of Local Fire Conditions and Effects on Surface or Near-Surface Archeological Resources at National Park Service Units - Midwest Region (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jay T. Sturdevant.

Today, park managers must routinely balance the restoration needs of natural resources with the preservation of cultural resources. This project was designed to provide park managers with scientific data on the impacts from wildland fire to archeological resources at National Park Service units in the Midwest Region. Experimental research was conducted at six parks to record data on fire conditions (i.e., fuels, fire temperature, and burn duration) and the impacts on multiple classes of...


Expressions of the Past: Archeological Research at Voyageurs National Park (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffrey J. Richner.

This report is an archeological overview and assessment that summarizes the state of archeological knowledge regarding Voyageurs National Park through about 2003. An Overview and assessment is a specific type of National Park Service planning document that is intended to provide a basis for understanding and managing the archeological resources of a particular park area. Ideally completed very early in a park’s history, the document is intended to guide management and research of the park’s...


The French Along the Northeast Coast at Contact (2007)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

From 1604 to 1607, a French expedition explored the southeastern Canadian and New England coasts, ranging as far south as Cape Cod. During this time, the Frenchmen encountered many Native people throughout the region. Some of the interactions were peaceful, others were violent. The first winter base for this expedition is now within the boundary of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, a unit of the National Park system. One of the Native American settlements that was visited is...


The Indian Neck Ossuary: A Preliminary Report, Bradly et al 1982 (1982)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James W. Bradley. Francis McManamon. Thomas F. Mahlstedt. Ann L. Magennis.

Late in the summer of 1979, human bones were unexpectedly uncovered during the construction of a septic system for summer cottages on Indian Neck, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. National Park Service archeologists, who were conducting a survey of the Cape Cod National Seashore, were contacted and the skeletal remains were identified as Native American . Construction had been halted when the bones were first noticed and it was determined that completion of the septic system would destroy the remaining...


Laying the Foundation, Ross Moffett and Cape Cod Archaeology (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

Beginning in October 1978, and continuing until June 1979, I spent twenty-two days at the R.S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology in Andover, Massachusetts, working on Ross Moffett's collections. I was doing this because the National Park Service (NPS), for who I was then the regional archeologist, was planning a park-wide archeological survey at Cape Cod National Seashore. It would be the first overall investigation of the archeological record of the park since Ross Moffett had provided a...


Marshland of Cities: Deltaic Landscapes and the Evolution of Early Mesopotamian Civilization (2003)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer Pournelle.

Prevailing theories of the evolution of early complex societies in southern Mesopotamia presume a uniform, arid landscape transited by Tigris and Euphrates distributaries. These theories hold that it was the seventh millennium BCE introduction of irrigation technologies from the northern alluvium to the south that began the punctuated evolution of Mesopotamian irrigation schemes. In this view, irrigation-dependent agro-pastoral production was the primary stimulus to urbanization and, millennia...


Preliminary Report on Archeological Survey in the Apostle Islands (1979)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert J. Salzer.

Archaeological research was conducted in the Apostle Islands and on the extreme northern tip of the mainland Bayfield Peninsula during a fourteen-week period in the Fall of 1979 by students and staff of the Department of Anthropology of Beloit College. The research was coordinated around the structure of an archaeological field school which was under the direction of Robert J. Salzer, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Logan Museum of Anthropology. Site survey techniques...


Research Design for the Archeological Survey of Cape Cod National Seashore, McManamon 1979 (1979)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Francis McManamon.

This research has two general goals: first, to identify the physical characteristics and estimate the numbers and locations of archeological sites within Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO); second, to assess the significance of these sites according to the information they might provide about history, prehistory, specific past ways of life and general patterns of human behavior.


River Basin Surveys Papers, No. 8: Excavations in the McNary Reservoir Basin Near Umatilla, Oregon (1957)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Douglas Osborne. Marshall T. Newman. Arthur Woodward. W. J. Kroll. B. H. McLeod.

The archeological sites described herein were excavated during August and early September of 1948 in the McNary Reservoir, as part of the River Basin Surveys' program for the salvage of scientific and historic remains from areas to be flooded by the dams being built or to be built by the Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, and the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. McNary Reservoir itself will occupy the Columbia River from Umatilla, Oregon, up to some 12 miles beyond...


Ross Moffett Archaeological Overview, Cape Cod National Seashore, Photos with Report (1960)
IMAGE Ross Moffett.

Photo of Fort Hill in the Nauset area of Eastham, MA, after being mowed.


Ross Moffett Survey of Cape Cod National Seashore, Photos for Report (1960)
IMAGE Ross Moffett.

Photo by Ross Moffett to go with his 1960 report on the archaeological sites and areas of the newly created National Seashore. This photo is reported to be of the area near the new visitor overlook of Smalls Swamp in the Pilgrim Heights and High Head area of North Truruo.


Sitka National Historical Park, The Archeology of the Fort Unit, Volume I: Results of the 2005-2008 Inventory (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text William J. Hunt, Jr..

In 2005, SITK invited the National Park Service’s (NPS) Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC) to conduct a Systemwide Archeological Inventory Program (SAIP) parkwide inventory at the park’s Fort Site Unit. This unit incorporates 57 acres of rainforest and nearly 55 acres of wetlands, Indian River channel, and tidal flats. The SAIP’s (and the SITK project’s) goals are to conduct systematic, scientific research to locate, evaluate, and document archeological resources on National Park system lands....


Underwater Cultural Heritage at Risk: Managing Natural and Human Impacts (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: system user

The ICOMOS International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH) was founded in Australia in 1991 by ICOMOS Australia. The founding president was Graeme Henderson, director of the Western Australia Maritime Museum at Fremantle. The birth of the committee was in reaction to the pressing needs brought to light by the discovery and subsequent exploitation of the remains of the Titanic: it was now evident that technologies capable of working at great depth threatened both known and...