A Canid Foot Bone Bead Workshop at a Bison Hunting Camp in the Powder River Basin


This canid foot bone bead workshop/activity area was discovered at 48CA1366, the Harrier Nest site, a stratified, multicomponent camp along the Belle Fourche River. The major components at the site included Late Prehistoric tipi rings on the surface, a sequence of at least two buried occupations by ceramic bearing peoples with ties to Missouri River earthlodge villages, and a deeply buried Middle/Late Archaic living structure. Radiocarbon dates are available for each of the components. The site was extensively excavated as part of a mitigation program for the Cordero/Rojo Mine complex. The excavations were conducted by independent archaeologists and the Archeology Laboratory at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, under a contract between John Albanese and Cordero/Rojo. A full report of the project results was submitted to Cordero/Rojo (Winham et al. 2000). The area formerly occupied by the site has since been completely stripped away and destroyed.

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A Canid Foot Bone Bead Workshop at a Bison Hunting Camp in the Powder River Basin. Kerry Lippincott, Steven Wallace, Kathy Winham, R. Peter Winham. The Wyoming Archaeologist. 46 (2): 62-72. 2002 ( tDAR id: 476401) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8476401

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