Accession Number : ADA132239

Title :   Miscellaneous Burial Recovery in Eastern Washington, 1981.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Wegars,Priscilla ; Sprague,Roderick ; Mulinski,Thomas M J

PDF Url : ADA132239

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : On 6 and 7 October 1981, search trenching, using a backhoe, was carried out on Rice Bar, 45-GA-18, Little Goose Project. The operation's objective was the recovery of further burials in that known aboriginal cemetery in advance of their eventual erosion into the Snake River, however no additional burials were located. The skeletal and cultural data for previously recovered burials is summarized. In early September, 1981, earthmoving work began prior to the construction of the Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery on the site of the Joso Bridge Construction Camp, 45-FR-51. Salvage excavations in the Fall of 1980 had examined a large number of features dating from 1913-1914, associated with the construction camp, and others dating from 1909-ca. 1939, associated with Perry Station, a nearby section house belonging to the Northern Pacific Railroad. In early July 1981, two historic burials were excavated near Richland, Washington, following their disturbance by earthmoving equipment during the course of construction work on Yakima Bridge I-82. Investigative work by a local avocational archaeologist provided not only the names of the people buried, but also their ages at death and certain physical characteristics.

Descriptors :   *Buried objects, *Anthropology, Recovery, Construction, Excavation, Bones, Teeth, Skeleton, Washington(State)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE