Archeological Investigations at Site 48TE412, String Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Author(s): James V. Winfrey

Year: 1994


In the fall of 1990, archeological investigations were conducted at 48TE412 in advance of visitor facility relocation projects in the Jenny Lake Developed Area, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The site is located at the outlet of String Lake, which is located north of the much larger Jenny Lake.

Previous work at the site recovered worked lithics, animal bone, hearths, and evidence of culturally significant subsurface deposits. The 1990 fieldwork included the mapping and excavation of previously identified hearth features and documentation of several concentrations of worked lithics and fired rock. The radiocarbon dates from the excavation reported here and from earlier work at the site are statistically indistinguishable and suggest a fairly recent, probably Euroamerican, occupation. Diagnostic artifacts recovered during survey and excavation, however, suggest that the site was also occupied during the Late Plains Archaic or the early part of the Late Prehistoric period.

The evidence of prehistoric activity at 48TE4 12 suggests short-term, seasonal occupations by hunters and gatherers moving through the area. Activities in evidence at the site include the processing of animals for bone grease and the production, use, and maintenance of stone tools.

The site was recommended as eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places on Feburary 27, 1990. While disturbance of the site will be extensive, portions of the site will remain intact, preserving the site's eligibility status.

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Archeological Investigations at Site 48TE412, String Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. James V. Winfrey. Midwest Archeological Center Technical Report ,No. 35. Lincoln, NE: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center. 1994 ( tDAR id: 92882) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SN085W

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