Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-040: Excavations at Hawk House (Site 5MT4681), an Archaic-Anasazi Limited Activity Site

Author(s): Gary A. Brown

Year: 1981


Hawk House (Site 5MT4681) is a multifunctional limited activity site located in extreme southwestern Colorado near the present town of Dolores. The site was excavated in September of 1979 as a part of the Dolores Project Cultural Resources Mitigation Program.

The flaked lithic tool assemblage consisted of highly curated items associated with hunting and game processing; these could date to either the Archaic or to a highy specialized Anasazi group. The nonflaked lithic tool assemblage contained predominately food-processing tools characteristic of the Archaic Tradition.

Ceramic and architectural data indicate site usage between A.D. 850-900, or during the McPhee Phase (A.D. 850-970), according to Dolores Archaeological Program temporal systematics.

The paucity of features at Hawk House indicates that the site had restricted use, but the material culture assemblage reflects both hunting and food-processing activities, possibly occurring as early as Archaic times and also during the McPhee Phase.

Originally the information in this record was migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. In 2015, as part of its effort to improve tDAR content, the Center for Digital Antiquity uploaded a copy of the document and further improved the record metadata.

Cite this Record

Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-040: Excavations at Hawk House (Site 5MT4681), an Archaic-Anasazi Limited Activity Site. Gary A. Brown. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1981 ( tDAR id: 134298) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NV9MX3

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 750 to 900

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.607; min lat: 37.465 ; max long: -108.484; max lat: 37.593 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2202385; 602028; 920294; 5312000

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-40-S0562

NADB citation id number(s): 000000118993; 000000179866; 000000092450; 000000166489


General Note: Originally this record was automatically added to tDAR from NADB. In 2015, a copy of the document was added and the record metadata was updated. Additional entries (tDAR id: 20236, 89873, 56156) for this report were marked as "duplicate".

General Note: As of February 2015, this and additional reports are hosted on the US Bureau of Land Management, Dolores Archaeological Program website;

General Note: Those listed as contributors in the individual & institutional roles section are the authors of the accompanying appendices for this report.

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