Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Bull Creek Reservoir Site, Johnson County, Wyoming


An archeological reconnaissance of the Bull Creek Reservoir area was undertaken by the Missouri Basin Project, Smithsonian Institution in June 1951. The field party consisted of Franklin Fenenga, archeologist, and Frederick H. West, assistant. Dr. Theodore E. White of the Missouri Valley Project completed a

paleontological reconnaissance of .the area in the summer of 1947 and the results have been printed.

This report is eight pages long; it describes briefly the area and archaeological resources found by the field work.

The Kiowa and Comanche claimed this area as hunting territory in the 18th and early 19th centuries but there is reason to believe that both of these tribes were relatively recent migrants to the region. Projectile points, attributed, on typological grounds ,to cultures extant in remote antiquity have been found in small numbers in the general vicinity but no site yielding such points is known. Five sites of archeological interest were discovered within the Bull Creek Reservoir area. Four of these will be destroyed by the building of the reservoir.

Brief descriptions of five sites discovered and examined by the field investigation are included.

Cite this Record

Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Bull Creek Reservoir Site, Johnson County, Wyoming. Franklin Fenenga, Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr.. 1952 ( tDAR id: 77667) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8HM5BKV

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.149; min lat: 43.865 ; max long: -106.668; max lat: 44.67 ;

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Contact(s): Anne Vawser

Sponsor(s): Bureau of Reclamation

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

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2203723

NADB citation id number(s): 000000167825

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Eight-page recon report, Sept 1952 written

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