New Contributions to the Archeology of Oahe Reservoir

Author(s): Richard Wheeler

Year: 1954


This conference paper addresses the Oahe Reservoir area and its many archeological potentialities demonstrated through excavation in the early to mid-1900s. In 1947 the Oahe Reservoir Project of the Army Corps of Engineers was announced. This meant that within the next ten or twelve years a large and important archeological area would be obliterated. Action was imperative. The Missouri Basin Project of the Smithsonian Institution has conducted field surveys in the Oahe are during part of each season since 1948. Virtually all of the area involved in the reservoir, dam, and outlet works has now been reconnoitered by car, boat, and on foot. Some 328 sites of archeological interest have been located by the Missouri Basin Project and by earlier survey parties.

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New Contributions to the Archeology of Oahe Reservoir. Richard Wheeler. Presented at Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Science, Creighton University, Nebraska. 1954 ( tDAR id: 391135) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8028SH4

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min long: -104.062; min lat: 42.339 ; max long: -96.152; max lat: 49.021 ;

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Contact(s): Smithsonian Institution, River Basin Project

Contributor(s): Lee Madison; Francis Brown; Richard Wheeler

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