Report on Phase 2 Archaeological Testing at 21 AK 11, Big Sandy Lake, Aitkin County, Minnesota (June 10-11 and August 1-5 and 20-21, 1985)
Rept. for Jun-Aug 1985
ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH SERVICES MINNEAPOLIS MN
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21 AK 11 is a large, multi-component archaeological site at the northwestern end of Big Sandy Lake Reservoir, where it straddles its outlet, the Sandy River. The existence of the site as been well known sine the late 1800s when prehistoric artifacts wee unearthed both in the town of Libby and along the banks of the Sandy River during the dam construction. Archaeological investigations, however, had been minimal prior to 1985. Because of the unusually complex cultural record and fairly high integrity of large parts of the cultural deposits, it ought to be considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The report ends with a consideration of the site boundaries and a recommendation for public interpretation.
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