kids encyclopedia robot

McKean Site facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
McKean Archeological Site (48CK7)
Location Within the Keyhole Reservoir
Nearest city Moorcroft, Wyoming
Area 45 acres (18 ha)
NRHP reference No. 91000326
Added to NRHP April 1, 1991

The McKean Site is an archaeological site in Crook County, Wyoming, United States. A premier site of the Great Plains hunting cultures, it is the namesake of the "McKean Complex." Two significant contemporary sites of the same culture are Signal Butte in Nebraska and the LoDaisKa Site in Colorado.

In 1991, the McKean Site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Mulloy, W.T. 1953. A Preliminary Historical Outline for the Northwestern Plains. Chicago: Ill. University of Chicago.
  • Smithsonian Institution, and R.P. Wheeler. 1951. Appraisal of the Archeological and Paleontological Resources of the Keyhole Reservoir, Crook County, Wyoming. Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution.
  • Wheeler, R.P. 1995. Archeological Investigations in Three Reservoir Areas in South Dakota and Wyoming. Lincoln, Neb.: J & L Reprint Co.
kids search engine
McKean Site Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.