Accession Number : ADA300389

Title :   Archeological Testing of Sites 32MN228 and 32MN331, White Earth Bay Area of Lake Sakakawea, Mountrail County, North Dakota. Volume 1. Main Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 88-Jan 89,

Corporate Author : AUGUSTANA COLL SIOUX FALLS SD ARCHEOLOGY LAB OF THE CENTER FOR WESTERN STUDIE S

Personal Author(s) : Winham, R. P. ; Lueck, Edward J. ; Rossum, Lynette ; Hannus, L. A.

PDF Url : ADA300389

Report Date : JAN 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : 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 impaction/disturbance 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)

Descriptors :   *HISTORIC SITES, *ARCHEOLOGY, CERAMIC MATERIALS, CULTURAL RESOURCES, ARTIFACTS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, SOIL EROSION, LAKES, EXCAVATION, SUBSURFACE, FLOTATION, MISSOURI RIVER, SHORES, SOIL SURVEYS, NORTH DAKOTA, CORE SAMPLING.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE