Scattered Village Report

Prehistory on First Street NE
The Archaeology of Scattered Village in Mandan, North Dakota
Archeologists at Scattered Village Dig in Mandan

In June 1998, the remains of Scattered Village, site 32MO31, were unexpectedly encountered in a federally supported street renovation project on First Street NE in the City of Mandan, North Dakota. This discovery led to an emergency salvage (data recovery) program involving fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and technical reporting funded jointly by the City of Mandan and federal dollars through the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The project was executed as a collaborative effort between Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. (MAC) and PaleoCultural Research Group (PCRG) in which MAC took the lead role in execution of fieldwork and PCRG the lead role in execution of lab work and technical reporting of both field and lab phases of the project.


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ABSTRACT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PREFACE
ABSTRACT

Chapters

1. SITE DESCRIPTION AND PREVIOUS INVESTIGATIONS
2. FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
3. RESEARCH DESIGN
4. COLLECTION PROCESSING, SAMPLING, AND DATA BASES
5. SITE CHRONOLOGY AND ANALYTIC UNITS
6. FAUNAL ANALYSIS OF UNMODIFIED LARGER MAMMEL REMAINS
7. FISH, AMPHIBIAN, REPTILE, AND BIRD REMAINS
8. INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS of RODENT, INSECTIVORE, AND BAT CRANIAL ELEMENTS
9. PLANTS USED BY THE OCCUPANTS OF SCATTERED VILLAGE
10.UNMODIFIED MUSSEL SHELL REMAINS
11.POTTERY ANALYSIS
12.STONE TOOLS AND FLAKING DEBRIS
13.MODIFIED BONE and ANTLER REMAINS
14.FOSSIL AND MODIFIED SHELL REMAINS
15.TRADE ARTIFACT ANALYSIS
16.FIRE-CRACKED ROCK AND OTHER MATERIAL CLASSES
17.ANALYSIS of HUMAN SKELETAL REMAINS
18.SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
19.REFERENCES CITED

Appendix

APPENDIX A: SCOPE OF WORK AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS
APPENDIX B: SKELETAL PART DISTRIBUTIONS FOR EACH TAXON (NISPs/MNIs) FOR EACH TIME PERIOD AT SCATTERED VILLAGE
APPENDIX C: CHIPPED STONE FLAKING DEBRIS AND STONE TOOL ANALYTIC METHODS
APPENDIX D: ANALYSIS OF HUMAN SKELETAL REMAINS FROM SCATTERED VILLAGE, SITE 32MO31