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The Sheepeater campsite is locally known by the misnomer Sheepeater Battleground despite the fact there is no evidence that any battle ever occurred there. Apparently it acquired this name because of the numerous spear and arrow points that were found scattered on the surface by local artifact collectors. Because of these intense collecting activities very little was observed on the ground surface by the archaeologists when they began scientific research on the site in 1971. However as they began excavating they uncovered a wealth of information. Results of the excavation and the subsequent analyses are reported in The Archaeology of the Sheepeater Battleground and Redfish Overhang Sites by Joseph G. Gallagher, Archaeological Report No. 5, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Intermountain Region, Ogden, Utah, 1979.