Vol. 37 (2014)
Research Project Cultural Resources

The Teton Archaeological Project: Report From the 2014 Inaugural Field Season

Matthew A. Stirn
Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
Rebecca A. Sgouros
Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
Published January 1, 2014


In August and September, 2014, two eight- day archaeological surveys were conducted by the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum in Caribou-Targhee National Forest and Grand Teton National Park. This project, the inaugural season of the Teton Archaeological Project, investigated high-altitude passes, basins, and ice patches for prehistoric archaeological sites. In total, during the 2014 season 28 archaeological sites were recorded ranging from Paleoindian (9,000 BP) to Late-Prehistoric (1,000 BP) in age. The results of this field season investigation provide an enlightened understanding of prehistoric life in the high Tetons and will offer a solid foundation for future archaeological surveys and research questions.