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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-011: The Dolores Archaeological Program Field Manual - 1978

Author(s): Allen E. Kane ; Nancy J. Hewitt ; Patrick Hogan ; Gary Brown ; Steven Dominquez ; Joel M. Brisbin ; William A. Lucius ; Roger Moore ; Steven D. Emslie ; J. Holly Hathaway

Year: 1981

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The Dolores Archaeological Program (D.A.P.) Field Manual was conceived during several seminar sessions held in the fall of 1978. The purpose of the manual is to set forth in clear and concise language standard procedures to be employed when intensively excavating prehistoric sites as part of comprehensive mitigation efforts undertaken by the program. To this end the field manual now contains detailed discussions of preliminary operations, record keeping, sampling techniques, special excavation procedures, and administration, as well as brief presentations on how to treat certain artifact classes. A section on archaeomagnetic sampling techniques and a glossary are also included. The manual in its present form is not intended to be a finished document; it is anticipated that modifications and additions will result from field applications and feedback and from recently hired personnel with expertise in specialized areas.

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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-011: The Dolores Archaeological Program Field Manual - 1978. Allen E. Kane, Nancy J. Hewitt, Patrick Hogan, Gary Brown, Steven Dominquez, Joel M. Brisbin, William A. Lucius, Roger Moore, Steven D. Emslie, J. Holly Hathaway. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1981 ( tDAR id: 394730) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TB19HN



Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.603; min lat: 37.464 ; max long: -108.487; max lat: 37.588 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Frank C. Leonhardy

Principal Investigator(s): David A. Breternitz

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office

Prepared By(s): University of Colorado, Dolores Archaeological Program

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-40-S0562


General Note: Those listed as contributors in the individual & institutional roles section are the authors of the accompanying appendices for this report.

General Note: As of March 2015, this and additional reports are hosted on the US Bureau of Land Management, Dolores Archaeological Program website;

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