Archaeological and Historical Reconnaissance and Literature Search of Cultural Resources within the Pembina River Project, Pembina and Cavalier Counties, North Dakota. Volume 1.
SOUTH DAKOTA UNIV VERMILLION ARCHAEOLOGY LAB
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This report describes archaeological and historical investigations in selected portions of the Pembina River project in Cavalier and Pembina counties, North Dakota. Greater than a 25 percent field reconnaissance survey was performed in the proposed floodway control structures. Investigations yielded 12 newly discovered sites in additions to 17 previously recorded sites. Thirteen of the 17 previously recorded sites were reexamined and surface collections made. Research revealed the presence of human occupation in the project domain for at least the past 11,000 years. Prehistoric components represented include a possible Paleo-Indian site and Late Archaic, Woodland and Blackduck occupations. Historic sites include possible Metis campsites, early trading posts, a massacre site, farmsteads, an early grist mill and bridge, a prehistoric and historic fish trap, a brick plant, and locations of early communities. Specific recommendations are presented for each of the project alternatives. Author
- Humanities and History