Accession Number : ADA124338


Title :   Saylorville Stage 3 Contract Completion Report: Testing of Priority 1 Archaeological Sites 1980-1981.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : IOWA STATE UNIV AMES ARCHAEOLOGICAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Osborn,Nancy M ; Gradwohl,David M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a124338.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 318


Abstract : This report reviews significant data discovered at fifteen Priority I archaeological sites between September 1980 and June 1981 in the Saylorville Lake project. Rapid recovery testing techniques were emphasized and included the use of hydraulic soil probes, backhoes, scrapers, and other power machinery. Some of the sites were demonstrated to have the potential to provide information which may elucidate several of the principal research questions posed for the archaeology of the central Des Moines River Valley and aspects of the prehistory of the broader prairie-plains regions. On the basis of the present test information sites were ranked into three groups for the purposes of further investigation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS , *ARCHEOLOGY , METHODOLOGY , NATURAL RESOURCES , HISTORY , DATA ACQUISITION , ECOSYSTEMS , SITE SELECTION , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , ARTIFACTS , LAKES , EXCAVATION , CULTURE , DAMS , IOWA RIVER


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE