Prehistory and History of the El Dorado Lake Area, Kansas. Phase II.
Project rept. series no. 47,
KANSAS UNIV LAWRENCE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
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Archeological investigations at El Dorado Lake have continued to focus on recovery of data pertinent to the goals of the project, as defined in the original research design Leaf 1976. The goals are to retrieve data and test hypotheses on 1 the synchronic and diachronic interrelationships among subsistence and settlement systems and 2 the environmental conditions to which those systems were adapted. These goals pertain to both prehistoric and historic periods with research objectives accomplished by site reconnaissance, testing and extensive data recovery excavations, and an interdisciplinary analytical approach to understanding human adaptive responses. This report is the second in a series devoted to understanding prehistoric and historic human lifeways of the Upper Walnut River Valley. The report presents studies focused on the Walnut River terrace system and associated sediments, results of systematic tests of prehistoric sites, results of extensive data recovery operations at components representing Plains Woodland and Plains Village cultural affiliations, and site reconnaissance and systematic tests of historic resources within the project area. In addition, the historic archeology benefited from an extensive literature search of valuable data concerning the early settling and development of the frontier town of Chelsea, Kansas. Author
- Humanities and History
- Civil Engineering