An Archaeological Survey of the Snake River from 2 Miles East of Warren, Minnesota to the Red River of the North. August-November 1975.
SAINT CLOUD MUSEUM OF MAN MN
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This report is concerned with an archaeological survey of both banks of the Snake River in Marshall County, Minnesota from 2 miles upstream of Warren to a point at its confluence with the Red River of the North some 81.67 kilometers to the northwest. A total of 30 sites, exhibiting evidence of past human activity, were discovered and two previously known sites were relocated and subjected to further examination. The area surveyed was occupied by humans from the Late Archaic ca. 3000-1000 B.C. through the late 19th Century and continue to be occupied today. During the entire 5000 year span, settlement patterns seem to be fairly constant. The longer, term settlements tends to be on the highest terrance of bank of the river and extend away from the river. Short term, perhaps seasonal, activity areas tend to be one to highest terrace, but may be found on the lower terraces, closer to the river. When the areas were examined for purposes of possible mitigation, they fall into three categories 1 recovered materials seem to have been randomly placed washed in by flood or moved through agricultural plowing 2 sparse evidence of human activity and 3 good evidence of long term or intensive human occupation as to be definately worthy of excavation. Author
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