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Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of Orwell Reservoir, Otter Tail County Minnesota

Author(s): Richard P. Wheeler

Year: 1948

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The investigation of the archeological resources of the Orwell Reservoir was made by the River Basin Surveys, Smithsonian Institution, in October1948. The District Engineer's Office, Corps of Engineers, at St. Paul, provided maps to facilitate the work, and local residents were consulted.

The purpose of the survey was to discover the extent of any archeological remains in the area to be flooded by the dam and to determine whether there are sites of major importance in this area that should be excavated prior to the filling of the reservoir.

This report contains a brief archaeological survey, recommendations for further study of the area, and literature cited.

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Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of Orwell Reservoir, Otter Tail County Minnesota. Richard P. Wheeler. 1948 ( tDAR id: 24935) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8S75JF5


Spatial Coverage

min long: -96.281; min lat: 46.106 ; max long: -95.146; max lat: 46.718 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Anne Vawser

Contributor(s): District Engineer's Office, Corps of Engineers, St. Paul

Principal Investigator(s): Richard P. Wheeler

Project Director(s): Frank H.H. Roberts

Prepared By(s): River Basin Surveys, Smithsonian Institution

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 922743

NADB citation id number(s): 000000121114


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

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