Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-035: Excavations at Marsh View (Site 5MT2235), a Pueblo III Habitation Site

Author(s): Richard H. Wilshusen

Year: 1982


Marshview Hamlet (Site MT2235), a small Pueblo-III habitation site located northwest of Dolores, Colorado, was excavated during the 1978 field season as part of the Dolores Archaeological Program. Between 24 July and 2 November 1978; a small pithouse and associated surface structures and features of this small unit hamlet were excavated and documented by University of Colorado crew members and personnel of the Bureau of Reclamation Youth Conservation Corps and Young Adult Conservation Corps. In October 1979 the site was regridded for a more extensive surface collection.

Materials and artifacts collected from Marshview Hamlet suggest that the prehistoric inhabitants were·a family of horticulturalists subsisting on crops grown in fields near the site. Faunal remains indicate that the inhabitants augmented their diet by hunting small game.

The main occupation at Marshview Hamlet occurred in the Sundial Phase (A.D. 1050-1200), according to D.A.P. temporal systematics. Soon after the main abandonment, a multiple burial was placed in the pithouse: the relationship of the burial to the main occupation of the site remains uncertain. Other evidence suggests that the site also served as a limited activity locus after the main occupation.

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-035: Excavations at Marsh View (Site 5MT2235), a Pueblo III Habitation Site. Richard H. Wilshusen. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1982 ( tDAR id: 134498) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82Z186M

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1050 to 1200

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.609; min lat: 37.464 ; max long: -108.485; max lat: 37.589 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 921709; 5312024; 2204186; 602023; 5311995

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

NADB citation id number(s): 000000179861; 000000120472; 000000168288; 000000092445; 000000179890


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.

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: 19804, 53192, 37266, 20233) for this report were marked as "duplicate".

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