Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-039: Excavations at Ridge Line Camp (5MT2242) an Archaic-Anasazi Limited Activity Site

Author(s): Judith A. Southward

Year: 1982


Investigations at Ridge Line Camp, Site 5MT2242, were undertaken during the 1979 field season of the Dolores Archaeological Program. The site is located in the Sagehen Flats Locality. Two firepits were discovered at the site, and flaked lithic, nonflaked lithic, and ceramic artifacts were recovered. The results of artifact analyses and a radiocarbon date of 3710 +- 90 years B.P. indicate that the site was occupied during the Archaic and Anasazi (Pueblo I, Pueblo II, and Pueblo Ill) time periods. No structures were found at Ridge Line Camp, suggesting that use of the area during both the Archaic and Anasazi periods was impermanent in character. Based on the artifacts collected, activities at the site may have included food procurement and/or processing, and flaked lithic tool manufacturing.

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-039: Excavations at Ridge Line Camp (5MT2242) an Archaic-Anasazi Limited Activity Site. Judith A. Southward. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1982 ( tDAR id: 36520)

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 775 to 800

Calendar Date: -3710 to -3710 (+- 90)

Calendar Date: 900 to 1050

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.604; min lat: 37.466 ; max long: -108.485; max lat: 37.593 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Richard Glaser; Robert Huggins; John Weymouth; Meredith H. Mathews; Thomas H. Hruby; Steven D. Emslie

Principal Investigator(s): David A. Breternitz

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office

Prepared By(s): University of Colorado, Dolores Archaeological Program

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office

Record Identifiers

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

NADB document id number(s): 921457; 5311999; 2203909

NADB citation id number(s): 000000168011; 000000179865; 000000120009


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: 53234, 20237) for this report were marked as "duplicate".

General Note: Editors Preface: This report describes the excavation of Ridge Line Camp (Site 5MT2242) and the results of analyses of the material remains from that site; it is included in the Dolores Archaeological Program report series for 1979. The author was no longer associated with the program when the report was reviewed and edited for submission; therefore, the Dolores Archaeological Program editorial staff assumes responsibility for the extensive alterations in text.