Summary of Results, Chief Joseph Dam Cultural Resources Project, Washington.
Final rept. Aug 78-Oct 84,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY
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This document summarizes results of the Chief Joseph Dam Cultural Resources Project, a salvage program carried out by the Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District. Between July 1978 and August 1980, intensive excavations were conducted at eighteen prehistoric habitation sites on the floodplain and lower terraces of the Columbia River on the 45-mile stretch of river above Chief Joseph Dam. This reach of the river, the lower section of the Upper Columbia, lies between the arid, basaltic Columbia Plateau and the forested, granitic Okanogan Highlands and includes portions of the traditional territories of two Native American groups, the Sanpoil-Nespelem and Southern Okanogan. This report summarizes findings at a project-wide scale. General descriptive information about the regional assemblage is presented, and arguments are developed supporting inferences about the organization of local subsistence and settlement systems and changes in them through time. Author
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