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Stamper Site

Optima, Oklahoma
County of Texas.
National Register Number: 66000635
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Unknown in
Congressional District: OK-3 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
One of the few excavated sites of the North Canadian River branch of the Panhandle Culture, this is a Plains village/agricultural complex somewhat modified by contacts with the Pueblo peoples to the West. Dating from about 1200 or 1250 to 1450 AD, the lifestyle and general artifact assemblage reflect some similarities to those of the Central Plains cultures, but the architecture exhibits a Puebloan character.

Site access is restricted by landowner, who has apparently stopped potting/unauthorized digging that had been ongoing for many years. Limiting access may be the best level of protection possible.

Unknown at this time.

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