Archaeological Investigations at Cooper Lake, Delivery Order Numbers 2, 3, & 4, 1987, Volume 1: Chapters 1-10. Cultural Resource Studies for Cooper Lake, Hopkins and Delta Counties, Texas.
Final rept. Feb 87-Sep 96,
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TX DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
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Cooper Lake, located at and below the confluence of the principal upper drainage tributaries of the South Sulphur River contains cultural resources relating to the full spectrum of human use of this region of northeast Texas. Archaeological investigations have been performed in this area for the last 35 years. This report presents the results of a multidisciplinary investigation of a 4700 acre embankment and borrow pit area at Cooper Lake. Geophysical and geomorphological studies were undertaken to understand buried and relief features of the landscape, and the potential human use or occupation of these geomorphic features. Ethnohistorical interviews and archival and historical researches were performed to completely document the written information relating to previously occupied properties of the project area. Archaeological studies include archaeobotanical, zooarchaeological, osteological, malacological, and radiocarbon analyses studies of lithic, ceramic, and other tool technologies intra- and intersite spatial analyses and, where possible, reconstruction of site and study area chronology, subsistence, and seasonality and duration of occupation.
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