Institutional Collection: Dolores Archaeological Program

Collection Information

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Collection Description: 

During six field seasons (1978-1983) Dolores Program archaeologistssurveyed and recorded 1,626 archaeological sites on 16,000+ acres in the project area. They fully excavated 125 sites, and collected over 1.5 million artifacts-- including historic glass bottles, a prehistoric bone tool kit, and thousands of ceramic vessels and fragments (sherds). DAP maps, photos, and records provide a vast knowledge base that otherwise would have disappeared forever.

Collection Content Type: 
Archaeological: C-14 Samples
Archaeological: Ceramic Artifacts
Archaeological: Faunal Artifacts
Archaeological: Faunal Remains
Archaeological: Floral Artifacts
Archaeological: Floral Remains
Archaeological: Lithic Artifacts
Archaeological: Metal Artifacts
Archaeological: Remains of technological processes
Archaeological: Textiles and Basketry
Archaeological: Wooden Artifacts
Archaeological: Other or Undefined
Preservation Type: 
Storage Environment: Ambient controlled (indoors)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
Access to Collections and Archives Curated at the BLM-Anasazi Heritage Center The BLM-Anasazi Heritage Center (AHC) collections and data management program focus on the preservation of, access to, and use of archaeological collections and archives. These programs also support and enhance the AHC's exhibit/interpretation program. All programs promote: · an understanding of the cultural landscape of the Four Corners in a broad context; · an understanding of the varied human populations through time and in their interaction with each other and with the resources of the land ; · inclusive, conscientious and respectful decision making; · an awareness of our role in supporting the continuity of the cultural diversity in the region; · an understanding and appreciation of the diverse patterns of living in our cultural landscape; and · the ongoing support and good will of the community. Collections/Archives Access for non-NAGPRA collections Access to all non-NAGPRA collections curated at the AHC must be made by request through AHC Curation staff, using the program’s “Use of Collections Request Form. Please contact AHC Curation staff at 970-882-5600 to request a form. Requests must be as specific as possible in describing the types of collections requested, purpose of the research to be conducted, must include a research proposal, and include professional references and institutional affiliation. The requests will be assessed by Curation staff to determine if the request can be met with the collections curated at the AHC, to determine appropriateness of the request, and if destructive analysis is proposed, the request must be approved by the Research Committee of CANM/AHC. Once collections access is assessed and approved AHC Curation staff will arrange a specific time when the collections can be made available. As much advance notice as possible is respectfully requested. Thirty days lead time is preferred from the time the request is made, until access to collections is provided. Collections/Archives Access for NAGPRA collections Due to the sensitive nature and legal requirements of collections that fall under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (43 CFR Part 10), any requests for access to information, documentation or collections that include NAGPRA material must first receive approval from AHC Research Committee and agency or bureau that owns, and therefore has legal control of the requested collections and information before access can be granted.
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Collection's Mailing Address

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27501 Highway 184
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  • Created: 1 December 2016 - 12:51pm EST
  • Updated: 1 December 2016 - 12:58pm EST