Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-039: Excavations at Ridge Line Camp (5MT2242) an Archaic-Anasazi Limited Activity Site
Author(s): Judith A. Southward
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.
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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)
Archaeobotanical Study • Archaeological Excavations • Archaeometrics • Archaeozoological Study • Archeobotanical Study • Archeological Excavations • Archeometrics • Archeozoological Study • Campsite • Ceramics and Lithics • Chapin Gray • Cultural Adaptation • Cultural Chronology • Dolores Archaeological Program • Dolores Archeological Program • Early Pueblo Gray • Early Pueblo Red • Early Pueblo White • Economy • Firepits • Magnetometer • Mancos Currugated • Mesa Verde Gray • Mesa Verde Red Ware • Mesa Verde White • Moccasin Gray • Multi-Component Camp • Prehistory • Radiocarbon Dating • Remote Sensing • Significance / Management • Site Settlement • Social Organization
Calendar Date: 775 to 800
Calendar Date: -3710 to -3710 (+- 90)
Calendar Date: 900 to 1050
min long: -108.604; min lat: 37.466 ; max long: -108.485; max lat: 37.593 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
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
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; 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: 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.