Phase III Archaeological Test Excavations Hagerman National Fish Hatchery Site 10GG176 Gooding County, Idaho.
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIV CHENEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SERVICES
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Archaeological site 10GG176 is located on the grounds of the hagerman National Fish Hatchery near the Snake River in southeastern Idaho. Construction plans to expand the Hatcherys facilities have been altered twice in attempts to avoid adverse impacts to the cultural resources. Archaeological test excavations were done on three occasions 1979, 1980, and 1981 to identify the nature and extent of the cultural resources in proposed construction areas. This is the report of the third phase of testing for five such construction areas. The potential to yield significant archaeological information is discussed for each of the five construction areas tested. Although Area V, closest to the known pithouses, has the greatest potential, it appears that most, if not all, of the significant cultural resources at 10GG176 have been avoided successfully. Other than monitoring, no recommendation is made for further archaeological work at the site, but construction should be confined to designated work areas. Efforts should be made to nominate 10GG176 to the National Register of Historic Places.
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