A Report on a Bluff Shelter in Northeastern Oklahoma (D1-47)


This report on D1-47, a bluff shelter in northeastern Oklahoma, is one of a series of reports on sites in Delaware County prepared by the staff and graduate students of the Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin. An extensive series of sites were excavated between 1937 and 1940 by means of the Works Projects Administration archaeological program sponsored by the University of Oklahoma prior to the inundation of much of the river valley land by the construction of a dam on the Grand River. Cultural remains, human skeletal material, and evidence concerning the nature of the fauna and flora were recovered from about 75 sites in a limited sector of the Grand and Elk Rivers. Preliminary appraisals of the cultural data indicate a shift from hunting-gathering economy to one of having primary dependence upon maize agriculture as well as a shift in the importance of shell fish, small mammals, large mammals (bison), etc., in the diet of the resident populations.

The Archives of Archaeology Series is a 29-volume set jointly published by the University of Wisconsin Press and the Society for American Archaeology on opaque microcards, a now obsolete format. The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse has digitized the original opaque microcards and made the digital copies available through tDAR. More information on the process of digitizing the series can be found in Joseph Tiffany’s 2012 article entitled "Digitizing the Archives of Archaeology Series" in the SAA Archaeological Record (http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=113770).

Cite this Record

A Report on a Bluff Shelter in Northeastern Oklahoma (D1-47). David A. Baerreis, Joan E. Freeman, J. T. Curtis, A. Elkins. Archives of Archaeology ,No. 1 . Washington D.C. and Madison, WI : Society for American Archaeology and the University of Wisconsin Press. 1959 ( tDAR id: 374780) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87H1HTT

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.851; min lat: 36.534 ; max long: -94.806; max lat: 36.566 ;


General Note: Page 273 is missing from this report.

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