5. A Preliminary Assessment of Archeological Resources in the
Vicinity of the Proposed White River Development.
Falk, Carl R. Steve Holen and Robert Pepper.
In mid-June 1976, the Division of Archeological Research was contacted by
the Midwest Archeological Center concerning the need for a preliminary
evaluation of cultural resources located in the vicinity of the planned
White River Development, Badlands National Monument, South Dakota. In
addition to an archeological survey, a paleontological reconnaissance was
requested. These investigations were to be implemented in conjunction with
a National Park Service assessment of potential impacts resulting from the
development of interim visitor and management facilities in the South Unit
of the Monument.
Formal arrangements between the University and the National Park Service
for this work were concluded in late June; the field investigation was
initiated on July 12 and completed on July 24, 1976. The project was
conducted under the general supervision of Carl R. Falk. Steve Holen
directed the archeological field investigation and prepared a draft report
covering the results of these activities. Robert Pepperl prepared the
inventory of cultural materials recovered during the field effort. Dr.
Michael R. Voorhies and Ms. E. Jane Voorhies were responsible for the
evaluation of paleontological resources. A letter detailing results of the
field investigation together with an assessment of potential project impact
was forwarded to the Midwest Archeological Center on August 3, 1976. The
following report completes documentation of all phases of the investigation
under the original purchase order agreement.