Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-029: Excavations at Prairie Dog Hamlet (Site 5Mt4614), a Basketmaker III / Pueblo I Habitation Site

Author(s): Richard W. Yarnell

Year: 1982


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 pitstructure. Although the two occupations were separated by a short cultural hiatus, both were components of the Sagehill Subphase (A.D. 600-760) of the Sagehen Phase, according to D.A.P. temporal systematics. Spatially, the two occupations represent family habitations in the West Sagehen Community, a dispersed local community which consisted of horticulturally based households located near cultivated fields. The site was excavated to expand the D.A.P. sample of sites which were a part of this Anasazi community.

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-029: Excavations at Prairie Dog Hamlet (Site 5Mt4614), a Basketmaker III / Pueblo I Habitation Site. Richard W. Yarnell. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1982 ( tDAR id: 134313) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8D2218R

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 725 to 755 (Site Habitation Dates)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.609; min lat: 37.465 ; max long: -108.491; max lat: 37.596 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 5312007; 602017; 921795; 2204227

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

NADB citation id number(s): 000000120507; 000000092439; 000000179873; 000000168329


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: 36535, 53772, 20080) for this report were marked as "duplicate".

General Note: As of January 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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