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Grand Teton National Park Report

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The purpose of this investigation was to look for and determine the future utility of searching for Early Holocene (6000-12,000 year old) archaeological sites in Grand Teton National Park. Our previous proposal to GTNP stated that the evidence for an Early Holocene human occupation of Jackson Hole was extremely limited, but that this could be a function of investigators not having looked hard enough in the appropriate places. Part of our research was designed to determine where appropriate places' to focus our research might be, while the remainder of our study involved looking in these appropriate places. We conducted these two tasks primarily on the valley floor, rather than the mountains, as we did not expect sites of this age to be preserved in extremely steep and active terrain.