Accession Number : ADA204528


Title :   Analysis of Miscellaneous Human Osteological Remains Recovered from Multi-County Areas of South Dakota


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 1987-Nov 1988


Corporate Author : NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Williams, John A ; Ahler, Stanley A ; Haury-Artz, Cherie ; Johnson, Phyllis


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a204528.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 396


Abstract : A minimum of 55 discrete individuals were identified from human skeletal remains recovered from 29 locations along the Missouri River. Eighteen locations were recorded sites. One location, the LeCompte Catholic Cemetery, was a previously relocated historic cemetery. For the seven sites where culture- historic association could be determined, three were placed within the Coalescent tradition, two within the Middle Missouri tradition, and two within the Woodland tradition. Two sites had radiocarbon dates that overlapped two or more culture-historic units (i.e., Woodland-Initial Middle Missouri and Extended Middle Missouri Extended Coalescent). The remaining 19 sites (excluding the LeCompte Cemetery) lacked either diagnostic artifacts, diagnostic skeletal features, and/or radiocarbon dates necessary for a precise identification of culture-historic association. Of the 55 identified individuals, 38 were adult (69%); 18 females, 13 males, and 7 of undetermined sex. Fifteen individuals were classified as juveniles and two were of undetermined age.


Descriptors :   *BONES , *ARCHEOLOGY , SAMPLING , RIVERS , ARTIFACTS , AMERICAN INDIANS , RESERVOIRS , SOUTH DAKOTA , SHORES , MISSOURI , SKELETON , SURVEYS , SITES , LAND AREAS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE