Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-038: Excavations at Horsefly Hamlet (Site 5MT2236), an Archaic Camp / Anasazi Habitation Site

Author(s): Allen E. Kane; Mark L. Chenault

Year: 1982


Horsefly Hamlet (Site 5MT2236) is an Archaic camp/Anasazi habitation site in the Sagehen Flats Locality of the Dolores Archaeological Program (D.A.P.) study area. Investigations were initiated during the fall of 1979 as part of the project's standard fall testing program; the goal of the work was to add information to the Sagehen Flats cultural data bases, specifically to the Sagehen Phase West Sagehen Neighborhood and Archaic North Marsh Band categories. The site was reopened in 1981 to resolve interpretational ambiguities concerning the architectural units discovered during the initial season of operations. Two major use components are inferred to have occurred at the site. The first apparently represents seasonal or temporary use of the site area by Archaic peoples, perhaps about 2500 B.C. The second use was by an Anasazi group who built and used a roomblock and pitstructure. Tree-ring analysis suggests the Anasazi component dates to the time span A.D. 760-780. Two burials were also recovered from the site and apparently date to the Anasazi component. There is slight evidence for later Anasazi use or visitation of the site, but lack of evidence preludes definitive descriptions.

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.

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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-038: Excavations at Horsefly Hamlet (Site 5MT2236), an Archaic Camp / Anasazi Habitation Site. Allen E. Kane, Mark L. Chenault. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1982 ( tDAR id: 134491) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88G8PB3

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 760 to 780

Calendar Date: -2500 to -2500

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.602; min lat: 37.465 ; max long: -108.486; max lat: 37.596 ;

Record Identifiers

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

NADB document id number(s): 2203152; 5311998; 602026

NADB citation id number(s): 000000179864; 000000092448; 000000167256


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

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: 20231, 76857) 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;

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