Accession Number : ADA245840

Title :   Archeological Test Excavation at Three Sites in The Lake Sharpe Project Area, Lyman County, South Dakota, 1988.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 88-Jul 89,

Corporate Author : NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Toom, Dennis L.

Report Date : JUL 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 328

Abstract : Test excavations at site 39LM160 revealed three separate components or occupation episodes. Component C is assigned to the Plains Village tradition, Post-Contact Coalescent Variant (ca. A.D. 1655-1740). The cultural affiliations of Components A and B are unknown. The site occupations represent specialized activity locations that primarily functioned as animal kill processing loci. Site 39LM160 is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The site is being impacted by erosion. A program of salvage excavation including additional testing is recommended. Test excavations at site 39LM161 identified a single component affiliated with the Plains Woodland tradition, Sonota complex (ca. A.D. 1-600). The site minimally functioned as a Sonota field camp. If structural remains are (or were) present at the site, a residential base camp interpretation may be more appropriate. Site 39LM161 is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The site is being actively eroded. A top priority program of salvage excavation incorporating geophysical methods of site surveying and additional testing is recommended. Investigations at site 39LM163 failed to reveal any evidence of significant, intact archeological deposits.

Descriptors :   ANIMALS, ARCHEOLOGY, DEPOSITS, EROSION, EXCAVATION, FACILITIES, GEOPHYSICS, HISTORY, JOBS, KILL PROBABILITIES, POSITION(LOCATION), PROCESSING, SALVAGE, SITES, SOUTH DAKOTA, SURVEYS, TEST AND EVALUATION.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE