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Recent Archeological Salvage Operations in the Missouri Basin

Author(s): Richard Wheeler

Year: 1955

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This is a reprint from “Progress, Missouri River Basin,” a Quarterly Report of the Interior Missouri Basin Field Committee, October-December, 1955. This document reports on archeological projects carried out during the summer of 1955. Three field units of the Missouri Basin Project of the Smithsonian Institution River Basin Surveys and four field parties sponsored by State institutions, in cooperation with the National Park Service, carried out archeological projects in two dam and reservoir areas along the Missouri River and in four reservoir areas along tributaries of the Missouri. These undertakings have contributed substantially to knowledge of the aboriginal cultures of the Missouri Basin in protohistoric and late prehistoric times.

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Recent Archeological Salvage Operations in the Missouri Basin. Richard Wheeler. Smithsonian Institution, River Basin Project. 1955 ( tDAR id: 391146) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82V2H24


Spatial Coverage

min long: -116.104; min lat: 39.755 ; max long: -94.834; max lat: 49.136 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Comlumbia University ; Nebraska State Historical Society ; University of Kansas ; University of South Dakota ; State Historical Society of North Dakota ; University of North Dakota

Collaborator(s): National Park Service

Repository(s): Midwest Archeological Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

Prepared By(s): Smithsonian Institution, River Basin Project


General Note: This document contains images of burial and lodge excavations from the Leavitt Site (39ST215) and Mathison Site (39ST16).

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