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 2014-01-01


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.