Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-035: Excavations at Marsh View (Site 5MT2235), a Pueblo III Habitation Site
Author(s): Richard H. Wilshusen
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
5MT2230 (Contemporaneous Site) • 5MT2233 (Contemporaneous Site) • 5MT2235 • 5MT2727 (Contemporaneous Site) • 5MT2851 (Contemporaneous Site) • 5MT4450 (Contemporaneous Site) • Marshview Hamlet
Archaeobotanical Study • Archaeomagnetic Dates • Archaeometrics • Archaeozoological Study • Archeobotanical Study • Archeomagnetic Dates • Archeometrics • Archeozoological Study • Architecture • Bioarchaeological Study • Bioarcheological Study • Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white • Cibola Red • Cibola White • Cortez Black-on-white • Cultural Chronology • Dendochronology • Dolores Brown • Dolores Corrugated • Early Pueblo Gray • Early Pueblo Red • Early Pueblo White • Economy • Habitation • Horticulture site • Human Burial • Kayenta Gray • Kayenta Red • Kayenta White • Late Pueblo Gray • Late Pueblo Red • Late Pueblo White • Lithic Analysis • Mancos Black-on-white • Mancos Corrugated • McElmo Black-On-White • Mesa Verde Corrugated • Mesa Verde Gray • Mesa Verde Red • Mesa Verde White • Mitigation • Moccasin Gray • Paleodemography • Pueblo III Habitation Site • Significance / Management • Social Organization
08083 (Fips Code) • Colorado (State / Territory) • Dolores • Dolores River • Montezuma (County) • North America (Continent) • Southwest Colorado • United States of America (Country)
Calendar Date: 1050 to 1200
min long: -108.609; min lat: 37.464 ; max long: -108.485; max lat: 37.589 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contributor(s): William A. Lucius ; Thomas H. Hruby ; Carl J. Phagan ; J. Holly Hathaway ; Jeffrey L. Eighmy ; Ann Lucy Wiener ; Bruce F. Benz ; Meredith H. Matthews ; Linda J. Scott ; Steven D. Emslie
Principal Investigator(s): David A. Breternitz
Prepared By(s): University of Colorado, Dolores Archaeological Program
Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office
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; http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ahc/dolores_archaeological/dap_technical_reports.html
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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