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Grand Teton National Park Report

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The Northern Tetons, defined as the mountainous drainages of Moose, Owl and Berry Creeks, have long been known among Jackson Hole collectors as an area rich in prehistoric artifacts. When Dr. Gary A. Wright initiated his archaeological fieldwork in Grand Teton National Park, reports of extensive sites in the Northern Tetons soon came filtering in. Preliminary investigations in the area revealed the existence of large archaeological sites there that were comparable in size and artifact density to anything yet discovered on Jackson Hole's basin floor. At that time--July 1976--archaeological investigation of the Northern Tetons was begun.