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Cultural Resources Mitigation at 32MO0296, 32MO0306, 32MO1374, and 32MO1375, Morton County, North Dakota

Author(s): Jennifer Haas ; John Bennett ; Michael M. Gregory

Year: 2006

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In the fall of 2005, GLARC conducted archaeological data recovery operations at sites 32MO296, 32MO306, 32MO1374, and 32MO1375 located in Morton county, North Dakota. The sites defi ne short term prehistoric Native American resource extraction sites and campsites that date to the Early to Middle Plains Archaic, Late Plains Archaic, Early Plains Woodland, Middle Plains Woodland, and Late Plains Woodland periods. Previous investigations at 32MO296, 32MO306, 32MO1374, and 32MO1375 determined that the sites met criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) concurred with this recommendation. The archaeological data recovery operations involved a program of systematic surface collection, noninvasive remote sensing, and hand excavation. Well over ten thousand artifacts were recovered from the four sites, and numerous cultural features, defi ning intra-site activity areas, were identifi ed at the sites. Each of the sites produced meaningful data that was

used to address culture history and chronology, lithic and ceramic styles, subsistence and se lement pa erns, regional interaction, and paleoenvironmental conditions relative to the prehistory of the lower Otter Creek valley. Archaeological data recovery was implemented at sites 32MO296, 32MO306, 32MO1374, and 32MO1375 in order to mitigate the eff ects on the cultural deposits from the construction, and inundation, from the proposed combined purpose dam in the Square Bu e Watershed, Square Butte Watershed Dam Site Number 6.

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Cultural Resources Mitigation at 32MO0296, 32MO0306, 32MO1374, and 32MO1375, Morton County, North Dakota. Jennifer Haas, John Bennett, Michael M. Gregory. Report of Investigation ,591. Milwaukee, WI: Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center, Inc. 2006 ( tDAR id: 366254) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QZ28KZ


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min long: -100.973; min lat: 46.764 ; max long: -100.753; max lat: 46.913 ;

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