Excavations underway in 1957 at the Roper site by the Norpan Archaeological Society. The site was selected because it was in the immediate vicinity of where construction on Sanford Dam would take place and because it appeared to represent a fairly typical Antelope Creek hamlet with its cluster of four circular houses. Although Jack Hughes was officially in charge of the dig, he left the volunteer archeologists on their own most of the time. Volunteers did the lion’s share of the archeology that was done in the Canadian River Valley prior to the filling of Lake Meredith. Photo by Dick Carter, courtesy Chris Lintz.

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