Research Design for the Chief Joseph Dam Cultural Resources Project.
Final technical rept. Aug 78-Oct 84,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY
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This document summarizes the research goals and strategy of Intensive data recovery performed by the University of Washington Office of Public Archaeology at the Chief Joseph Dam Project in north-central Washington state, 1978-1985. During the seven-year span of the project, the overall goals changed in response to changes in the theoretical interests of the discipline and in cultural resources management practices and concerns. The introductory chapter discusses the scientific and humanistic concerns which guide cultural resource management for the project and the specific objectives of this phase of data recovery. Background information on the environment, Native American inhabitants and previous archaeological work in the area is provided in three separate chapters. The remainder of the report emphasizes strategic and tactical decisions made in data collection and analysis. The method of site selection, the sampling designs used at individual sites, and the excavation techniques used are reported. The rationale and procedures for dividing sites into analytic cultural zones based on stratigraphic analysis and other chronological information is described. A brief description of the data management system is given. Separate chapters summarize the goals, special data collection techniques, and analytic methods used in analysis of artifacts, faunal remains, botanical remains, and features. Author
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