Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Moorhead Reservoir, Montana and Wyoming, Supplement

Author(s): Franklin Fenenga; Paul L. Cooper

Year: 1951


This report has been prepared by the Missouri River Basin Survey, Smithsonian Institution, for, and at the request of, the River Basin Recreation Survey, Region Two Office, National Park Service, in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding between the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service, approved October 9, 1945* It is based upon two archeological surveys — the first in June 1949 by a two man party supervised by Richard P, Wheeler and the other from September 5 to October 6, 1950 by a two-man party led by Robert L, Shalkop — and a paleontological survey carried out in July 1947 by Theodore E. White and an assistant. The results of the first archeological survey and of the paleontological survey have been previously reported; they are summarized in this report, together with the results of the later archeological survey,

Although the archeological remains discovered in the Moorhead Reservoir area are not spectacular, the 18 sites recorded are sufficient evidence of extensive aboriginal utilization of this region to indicate the necessity for some exploratory excavation. Two sites -- 24PR8 and 48CA6 — appear to have been occupied more intensively than the others and it Is these to which attention should be first directed. It is estimated that 0,1 excavation unit5 will be required for the adequate investigation of each of these sites, Since previous experience in those reservoirs in the western part of the Plains which contain archeological remains has demonstrated that intensive investigation almost

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Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Moorhead Reservoir, Montana and Wyoming, Supplement. Franklin Fenenga, Paul L. Cooper. 1951 ( tDAR id: 40650) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KH0QFC

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min long: -107.912; min lat: 43.495 ; max long: -104.981; max lat: 45.789 ;

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