Archeological Progress Report No. 2, Field Season of 1957
The 1957 summer field season began the twelfth year of continuous operation of the Missouri Basin Project and of the Inter-Agency Archeological and Paleontological Salvage Program. The first eleven years have been outstandingly productive despite several setbacks. The twelfth year began with an even more encouraging prospect than many of the previous years. The areas within the Missouri Basin that have been or soon will be lost forever to scientific archeological investigation due to dam construction and reservoir flooding have so far provided a great deal of information for the reconstruction of the history and prehistory of the Basin. Perhaps more of this work has been accomplished here under the emergency salvage situation than has been done in any other area of similar size and significance in North America. Yet the investigations are far from complete, and the urgent need for additional work continues to be as critical as at any time in the past. Other areas of the United States where construction programs are not so imminent can be investigated at leisure over the coming years, but only a few years remain in which to do the Missouri Basin salvage work. What is done before the dams are completed is all that can ever be done here. Consequently, it is most encouraging to be able to report a successful and productive field season to start the twelfth year.
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Archeological Progress Report No. 2, Field Season of 1957. Smithsonian Institution, Missouri Basin Project. Lincoln, Nebraska: Smithsonian Institution River Basin Surveys. 1957 ( tDAR id: 391102) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8C82B7P
39AR8 • 39BF12 • 39BF2 • 39BF221 • 39BF223 • 39CA4 • 39HU215 • 39LM218 • 39LM241 • 39PO3 • 39SL10 • 39SL29 • 39SL33 • 39SL38 • 39SL4 • 39SL7 • 39SL9 • 39ST11 • 39ST203 • 39ST23 • 39ST45 • 39ST50 • Big Bend Reservoir • Black Partizan Site • C.B. Smith Site • Dardanelle Reservoir • Medicine Crow Site • Oahe Reservoir • Pretty Bull Site • Rosa Site • Rygh Site • Sully School Site • Sully Site • Toronto Reservoir
Ancient Church / Religious Structure • Ancient Structure • Artifact Scatter • Burial Mound • Church / Religious Structure • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • House • House Mound • Midden • Palisade • Pit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Plaza • Rock Shelter • Structure
Aksarben Aspect • Altar • Anderson Focus • Big Bend Aspect • Caddoan Area • Copper Cylinder • Defensive Ditch • Dog Burials • Fort Defiance • Fulton • Gibson • Glacial Sand Stratum • Monroe-Anderson Materials • Pictographs • Trading Post
min long: -103.975; min lat: 31.203 ; max long: -81.914; max lat: 48.633 ;
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Contributor(s): Warren W. Caldwell ; G. Hubert Smith ; Richard P. Wheeler ; Charles H. McNutt ; Robert W. Neuman ; Missouri Basin Project ; Inter-Agency Archeological and Paleontological Salvage Prog.
Project Director(s): Robert L. Stephenson
Repository(s): Midwest Archeological Center
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