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Site Analysis of the Alzada Reservoir

Author(s): River Basin Survey, Smithsonian Institution

Year: 1953

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The Alsada dam and reservoir, a Bureau of Reclamation project on the Little Missouri River in Crook County, is authorized for construction in the near future. It will be a small reservoir, inundating 5,500 acres of the bottom land in this area.

A field, party of the Smithsonian Institution surveyed, this area in August 1951 and presented the archeological potentialities of the reservoir in a previous report. The present site analysis is based on this report and the sites’ files in the Missouri Basin Project office. None of the sitts has, to date, been destroyed, All recommendations for further work are based on a strict salvage program, and are absolute minimum in work required to salvage 10% of the archeological value potentially present.

Of the 12 sites located in this area only 4 are recommended for further work, the two principal problems here appear to be: ( l ) Situation of occupation in "Early Man” times (2) Relationships of pottery
 using peoples to non-pottery using peoples.

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Site Analysis of the Alzada Reservoir. River Basin Survey, Smithsonian Institution. 1953 ( tDAR id: 18256) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8125VS8


Spatial Coverage

min long: -106.155; min lat: 43.614 ; max long: -104.054; max lat: 45 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Anne Vawser

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 820987

NADB citation id number(s): 000000100348


General Note: Multiple tDAR resources were created in the past by the National Archaeological Database. All useful and important information has been combined into this current resource.

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