Accession Number : ADA171852


Title :   Archaeological Testing and Survey: Testing of Three Sites and Survey of a Road Detour within Proposed Project Construction Zones, Burlington Dam Flood Control Project Area, Upper Souris River, North Dakota,


Corporate Author : NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Good,Kent N ; Hauff,Jeffrey L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a171852.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : This cultural resource survey is of lands to be affected by the proposed Burlington Flood Control Project. The study area is located in north-central North Dakota along the Souris River from approximately two mile north of Burlington to the Canadian border. Survey of the area produced 48 archaeological localities including 18 tipi ring or stone circle sites and 30 occupation sites. Analysis of the cultural remains and other archaeological features indicates Plains Archaic, Plains Woodland, and Plains Nomadic manifestations. Further testing was done at the Herzig site, Washek site and Big Critter site. These sites are in immediate danger of distruction by the Des Lacs Diversion Tunnel outfall, construction and borrow area activities, respectively. Only the Washek site producted an array of cultural materials including lithic tools and debitage, fire-cracked rock, and fragmented and identifiable bone, indicating the site was a specialized area for meat processing. Recommendations for mitigation are offered as well as National Register eligibility evaluations. (Author)


Descriptors :   SITES , SURVEYS , SAMPLING , RIVERS , ARCHEOLOGY , LAND AREAS , RESERVOIRS , AMERICAN INDIANS , NORTH DAKOTA


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE