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Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Keyhole Reservoir, Crook County, Wyoming

Author(s): Jack Hughes ; J. M. Shippee

Year: 1951

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Summary

This report summarizes the results of archeological and paleontological reconnaissance of the Keyhold Resevoir, Crook County, Wyoming, conducted by field parties of the Missouri River Basin Survey, Smithsonian Institution. The report has been prepared 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

Archeological surveys of the Keyhold Resevoir were conducted in 1948, 1950 adn 1951. Twenty-nine sites were found. these sites were revisited and 18 additional sites were discovered between October 7 and November, 1, 1950. Twenty-two of the previously located sites were revisited and 13 new sites were found by a field party which carried out a program of excavation and survey work in the resevoir between June 25 and September 25, 1951.

A paleontological reconnaissance of the area was made in one day during the summer of 1948 by Theodore E. White, paleontologist. The archeological investigations consisted of extensive exploration and local inquiry. The sites were carefully searched for artifacts and other features, and numerous tests were dug in order to determine the nature and depth of cultural deposits. The sites were located on a reservoir map furnished by the Bureau of Reclamation, and site data, including sketch maps, were recorded on standard forms.


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Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Keyhole Reservoir, Crook County, Wyoming. Jack Hughes, J. M. Shippee. 1951 ( tDAR id: 40652) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80R9RJW


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -105.089; min lat: 44.176 ; max long: -104.576; max lat: 44.544 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Anne Vawser

Sponsor(s): Riverr Basin Recreation Survey, Region Two Office, National Park Service

Prepared By(s): Smithsonian Institution ; Missouri River Basin Survey

Submitted To(s): River Basin Recreation Survey, Region Two Office, National Park Service


Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 900128

NADB citation id number(s): 000000111441

Notes

General Note: Sent from: SI, Missouri River Basin Survey, Unknown Location

General Note: Submitted to: NPS, River Basin Recreation Survey, Unknown Location


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