Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-062: Preliminary Report, Demonstration and Experimental Garden Studies 1979 and 1980
Author(s): Rita Shuster
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
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
Prepared By(s): University of Colorado, Dolores Archaeological Program
Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office
Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-40-S0562
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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