Accession Number:

ADA127026

Title:

Archaeological Investigations in Upper McNary Reservoir: 1981-1982.

Descriptive Note:

Final project rept. no. 15,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN LAB OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

290.0

Abstract:

A nonsite survey carried out on an eleven mile stretch of the mid-Columbia River in Washington State has revealed significant cultural remains. Given the almost continuous distribution of cultural material in the survey area, definition of site boundaries by presenceabsence was regarded as arbitrary or spurious. Instead, archaeological type-areas were defined based on the variation in density of cultural materials. The type-areas were correlated with given topographic settings or landforms. Most cultural materials were probably deposited during the late prehistoric and early historic periods by people who seasonally utilized the area. It is suggested that the project area may represent an important fishery utilized as a field camp by groups whose more permanent residences were located elsewhere. Historic resources attributable to non-Native American groups also were recorded in the area. These included primarily twentieth century homesteads and farmsteads as well as mining features. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE