Dolores Archaeological Program: Field Investigations and Analysis - 1978

Part of the Dolores Archaeological Program project

Author(s): D. A. Breternitz

Year: 1983


This report presents the results of the Dolores Archaeological Program's initial (1978) field

season. The Dolores Archaeological Program was funded by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of the

Dolores Project Cultural Resource Mitigation Program, which is responsible for the mitigation of impacts to the cultural resources to be affected by the construction of a multipurpose water storage and distribution system on the Dolores River in Montezuma County, southwestern Colorado. The chapters in this report summarize field work in 1978; present the program research design; outline the system of terminology adapted and developed to describe spatial, temporal, and social units that occurred archaeologically in the area under study; and provide results obtained. Detailed descriptions of excavations at Sheep Skull Camp (Site 5MT2202), Sagehill Hamlet (Site 5MT2198), and Little House (Site 5MT2191) are also included. The time period represented at these three sites ranges from the Archaic through Basketmaker lII, Pueblo I, and Pueblo II. In addition, fieldwork and results of the magnetometer survey are presented. The report concludes with a chapter describing the methods and results of a reconnaissance of potential resources on archaeoastronomy.

Cite this Record

Dolores Archaeological Program: Field Investigations and Analysis - 1978. D. A. Breternitz. Denver: USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Engineering. 1983 ( tDAR id: 376704) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V1242M


Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.59; min lat: 37.47 ; max long: -108.5; max lat: 37.57 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation(s): 8-07-40-S0562

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