Archaeological Excavations at 32BA415, 32BA428, and 32GG5 on Lake Ashtabula Barnes and Griggs Counties, North Dakota,
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV FARGO DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
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The field investigation was undertaken in accordance with the Corps of Engineers obligations to inventory and assess all cultural resources within its jurisdiction. The Phase II intensive test excavations were initiated for the purposes of delineating the spatial distribution, horizontal and vertical, of each site determining the respective integrity of these loci and, where possible, the establishment of the general cultural affiliation and probable function of each cultural resource based upon the analyses of recovered data. Site 32BA415 has a Plains Woodland cultural affiliation, although this locus contains a low density of cultural materials. 23A428 contains materials of Late Plains Archaic cultural ascription. This locus has been virtually destroyed through cultivation and related agricultural activity. None of the cultural resources examined fulfill the necessary eligibility criteria for nomination for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Consequently, sites 32BA415, 32BA428, and 32GG5 are not recommended for migration. Keywords American Indians, Sites, Sampling.
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