Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Alzada Reservoir, Crook County, Wyoming
This report summarizes the results of an intensive archeological reconnaissance of the area which will be inundated by the construction of the Alzada Dam. It has been prepared for 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, The reconnaissance was made during August 1951 by Franklin Fenenga, archeologist with the Missouri River Basin Survey, and W. Raymond Wood, field assistant. No paleontological survey of the area has yet been made. The archeological investigation consisted of exploration of the terrain and local inquiry. When aboriginal sites were discovered, they were photographed and located on a map, and site data were recorded on standard forms. Surfaces of sites were searched for artifacts and for archeological features, and records were made of such finds,
12 archaeological sites were identified over the course of the survey, each of which is briefly described. Either 9, or 10 were noted as within the area to be inundated by the creation of the reservoir here.
The findings are summarized, and the report ends with a draft of recommendations for examintation of the identified sites.
Cite this Record
Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Alzada Reservoir, Crook County, Wyoming. Franklin Fenenga, Paul L. Cooper. 1952 ( tDAR id: 77666) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NV9MCT
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Contact(s): Anne Vawser
Sponsor(s): Bureau of Reclamation
NADB document id number(s): 2203724
NADB citation id number(s): 000000167826
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