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DAP- Historic Archaeology- Homesteads & Historic Sites
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Homesteads & Households:

Farming, Ranching, and Domestic Life
in the Dolores Valley 

 Historic archaeology applies archaeology methods and theory to more recent times. Historic archaeologists compare excavation results to written records and oral traditions. Blending historic and archaeological evidence helps us to better understand the not-so-distant past.

The Dolores Archaeological Program produced one of the first systematically-excavated historic archaeological collections in Colorado. These are three among many historic-period sites recorded in the project area:

CLICK TO EXPLORE THESE HISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY SITES:
Periman Place about 1908

Cistern Site log cabin

"Skunk site" collapsed root cellar

Spear/Dennison Ranch 5MT4560


SOURCES:  

Baker, Steven 1939
A Brief View of Homesteading in the Primary Project Area with a Test Model of the Basic Homesteading Periods  Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports 022. Final report submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colo. Region, Salt Lake City, in compliance with Contract No. 8-07-40-SO562.

Clabber Girl 2011, Our Heritage web resource accessed June 27, 2011.

Hayter, Earl W. 1939 "Barbed Wire Fencing, a Prairie Invention: Its Rise and Influence in the Western States" in Agricultural History 13(4): 189-207.

Louden Hay Tools Catalog (n.d.) web resource accessed July 5, 2011.

McFadden, Joseph M. 1978 "Monopoly in Barbed Wire: The Formation of the American Steel and Wire Company" in Business History Review 52(4): 465-489.

Roberts, David 1930 The Practical Home Veterinarian. Dr. David Roberts' Veterinary Co., Waukesha, WI.

Simoniz Company History 2010 web resource accessed June 27, 2011.   

British Medical Journal 8 July 1911:77-79. 
"The Composition of Certain Secret Remedies: Kidney Medicines"

White, John. 1981. The Kuhlman-Periman Ranch
Historic American Building Survey, National Park Service

SUGGESTED READING:

Our Past – The Portals to the Future: An Oral History of Dolores and the Surrounding Areas
compiled by Carole Arnold. Johnson Printing, Boulder, CO.
(This book has some amazing interviews with people from the area.)


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Last updated: 10-06-2011