Archeological Testing of Sites 32MN228 and 32MN331, White Earth Bay Area of Lake Sakakawea, Mountrail County, North Dakota. Volume 1. Main Report.
Final rept. Apr 88-Jan 89,
AUGUSTANA COLL SIOUX FALLS SD ARCHEOLOGY LAB OF THE CENTER FOR WESTERN STUDIE S
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Test excavations were conducted at two previously recorded prehistoric archeological sites, 32MN228 and 32NN331, located in the White Earth Bay area of Lake Sakakawea in Mountrail County, North Dakota. These sites were evaluate in terms of their eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The evaluation of these sites documented continuing impactiondisturbance by both human stone removal, planting of shelterbelts and natural shoreline erosion forces. No distinct subsurface features were located, but one test unit at site 32MN331 suggested the presence of two cultural occupations. One stone circle and a possible cairn remain at site 32MN228. However, the controlled subsurface testing, surface survey and cutbank inspection indicate that little additional or significant information would be obtained from continued excavation at these sites. Therefore, they are not considered eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. AN
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