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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-062: Preliminary Report, Demonstration and Experimental Garden Studies 1979 and 1980

Author(s): Rita Shuster

Year: 1983

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Summary

Remains of corn, beans and squash recovered from prehistoric sites excavated in the Dolores Project area indicate that the Anasazi were successfully farming the area. To help answer questions about prehistoric farming practices, experimental gardens were planted in the project area in 1979 and 1980. These gardens were closely monitored and various experiments with different crops were conducted. Resultant yields from the gardens indicate that despite problems of low rainfall, insects, and a short growing season, farming in this area can be quite productive.


Cite this Record

Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-062: Preliminary Report, Demonstration and Experimental Garden Studies 1979 and 1980. Rita Shuster. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1983 ( tDAR id: 396555) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8X3513M


URL: http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/co/field_offices/ahc/dap_documents.Par....


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.604; min lat: 37.466 ; max long: -108.486; max lat: 37.59 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Kenneth Lee Peterson

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

Notes

General Note: As of April 2015, this and additional reports are hosted on the US Bureau of Land Management, Dolores Archaeological Program website; http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/ahc/dolores_archaeological/dap_technical_reports.html

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


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