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This is a study of the anthropological research value of William Keys' Desert Queen Ranch, an historic site at Joshua Tree National Monument in the southern California Desert. General problems for future research were derived from an analysis of the history of the ranch in its regional context. Documentary records were used to identify networks of interaction at the ranch itself and in the surrounding region, providing a context of social and economic change within which behavior at the ranch...
The Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park
WACC reports that summarize archaeological survey and excavation in Joshua Tree National Park (formerly Joshua Tree National Monument).
Archeological Investigations at Joshua Tree National Park, California (2004)
TWO projects in one report: Part 1: Archeological Testing at Six sites in Joshua Tree National Park, California Archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), National Park Service (NPS), Tucson, Arizona, conducted archeological testing at six previously recorded sites in Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR) between May 10 and June 4, 1999. The sites lie within the area of potential effects of proposed Park road constrnction, Project PRA-JOTR-12(3), Route 12 - Park...
Archeological Survey and Site Testing for the Joshua Tree Roads Project, Package 291, Joshua Tree National Park, California (2004)
TWO reports in one volume: Part 1: Archeological Survey and Site Assessments for the Joshua Tree Roads Project, Package 291, Joshua Tree National Park, California Archeologists from the National Park Service (NPS), Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), conducted archeological survey and site assessments in the roadway corridor, or area of potential effects (APE), of a proposed road construction project in Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), California. The road construction is...
Bead analyst report from subcontractor (1996)
Seven shell beads and a bead or ornament fragment were recovered from excavations at a portion of the RIV-2798 conducted by Statistical Research in October 1993. This report provides descriptions of the beads and discusses the time periods during which they were deposited. Also included in the PDF are notes, edits, and correspondence between Statistical Research Inc and Chester King.
CA-RIV-3508-H Palynology (1989)
Study of pollen records from the Historic Period Billingsley Dairy Site suggests the sampled deposits derived from an area where cattle were penned and fed.
Context Evaluation Report: Pollen Studies (1987)
Discussion of Pollen Studies in Mitigation Context at Prado Dam.
Continuity and Change: Part 2 (1997)
Part 2 provides all of the necessary information by which the analyses, syntheses, and conclusions can be judged, including detailed unit, feature, stratum, and facie descriptions. All field methods and results are also presented here, including those for the geomorphological study.
Continuity and Change: Part 3 (1997)
Part 3 presents the analyses of ecofacts. These studies provide the bridge between the environmental background provided in Part 2 and the material culture studies in Part 4. Ecofactual analyses are aimed at helping us understand subsistence patterns throughout prehistory. Both the paleobotanical studies and the faunal remains demonstrate 8,500 years of continuity.
Continuity and Change: Part 4 (1997)
Part 4 presents the analyses of artifacts. Worked bone and lithic analyses inform on technology, whereas shell ornaments and beads provide hints about the more personal aspects of prehistoric life. Although minor changes in material culture emerge, the clear pattern is 8,500 years on continuity. Combined with the analyses presented in Part 3, these chapters provide the data to interpret site structure and address many of the research issues outline in Part 2.
Continuity and Change: Part 5 (1997)
Part 5 synthesizes the information presented in the report and places the site in its regional context. Because the site provides considerable time depth, issues such as change in site structure and social organization are addressed. This part demonstrates the unique nature of the Elsinore site both from a culture history perspective and as a database for archaeological research. We use this high-information site to reevaluate prehistory and to explore the challenges hunter-gathers faced over...
Fifty Years of Archeology in the California Desert: An Archaeological Overview of Joshua Tree National Monument (1975)
This overview discusses Joshua Tree National Monument as a physical entity and as a cultural entity, delineating the changes in environment and land use to which it and adjacent regions of the California Desert have been subjected. The author summarizes and evaluates archeological investigations into the area's prehistory, beginning with the Campbells' pioneer efforts. Survey, concentrated in the northwest-central section of the Monument, has dominated research in the overview area, but a few...
Final Catalog of Recovered Materials (1997)
Final catalog of bag contents and boxes that are in curation. This is organized by bag number and states the box number where the bag is located and the material contained in the bag.
Floatation Analysis report from subcontractor (1995)
The analysis of botanical remains from the Lake Elsinore site (Riv-2798) was conducted to provide evidence of plant use by the prehistoric inhabitants of this site. Riv-2798 is an open air site located at the bottom of a small hill on the banks of the outlet channel for Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, California (Grenda, personal communication, 1995). Radiocarbon dates are not yet available for this site, however a preliminary analysis by the site’s investigators suggests that the site was...
IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARCOAL FROM ROASTING PIT/THERMAL FEATURES AT SITE CA-RIV-9086, CALIFORNIA (2011)
Twelve charcoal samples from six features were submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating. These features represent oblong roasting pits/thermal features at site CA-RIV-9086 in Riverside County, California, and consist of fire-affected rocks in a lens of dark sediment. Native Cahuilla are known to have used and roasted agave, and it is possible these features were used for roasting agave. Twelve radiocarbon dates were obtained.
James Schoenwetter Pollen Research Papers
James Schoenwetter (Ph.D. Southern Illinois 1967) was a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. His research interests included prehistoric cultural ecology, applications of pollen analysis in archaeology and research methodology. Before his retirement in 2000 he directed the ASU Anthropology Department’s palynology lab. Pollen research by Schoenwetter and his students involved a variety of sites in Mesoamerica, North America and Europe. He directed archaeological and botanical...
Lake Elsinore - Berm Photos (1994)
Images of berm, screening of the berm, and surrounding area.
Lake Elsinore Map (Early Holocene) (1996)
Paleographic reconstruction for the early Holocene (10,500-7200 B.P.)
Lake Elsinore Map (Late Holocene) (1996)
Paleographic reconstruction for the late Holocene (3440-50 B.P.)
Lake Elsinore Map (Middle Holocene) (1996)
Paleographic reconstruction for the middle Holocene (7200-3440 B.P.)
Lake Elsinore Project Director Notes (1993)
Project director field notes and correspondence. Some notes relate to post field activities.
Lake Elsinore Site Parking Lot Berm Project Report (1994)
This letter represents Statistical Research, Inc’s (SRI) report on archaeological excavations in the parking lot berm at CA-RIV-2798/H (herein referred to as RIV-2798/H). SRI conducted its research in accordance with the Settlement and Release Agreement entered into by the Temecula Band of Luiseno Indians (also referred to as the Pechanga Indians) and the City of Lake Elsinore. This report is divided into six sections; project history, terms of the agreement, field methods, site conditions,...
Man and Settlement in the Upper Santa Ana River Drainage: A Cultural Resources Overview (1984)
Between July and October of 1984, Statistical Research, Inc., conducted a cultural resources overview and limited field checks of six proposed reservoirs and associated borrow sites in the Upper Santa Ana River Drainage. The proposed areas of impact are dispersed throughout the San Bernardino Valley, covering portions of both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California. Although each area is relatively small, in combination they touch on most areas of the San Bernardino Valley. Thus,...
Mapping Field Notes (1997)
Mapping data that produced the final field map. This includes stadia rod and transit readings and the northing and easting of various units and features. Some of the notes are presented in tables.
The Native American Ethnography and Ethnohistory of Joshua Tree National Park: An Overview (2002)
This report constitutes Phase I of a study of the Ethnography and Ethnohistory of Native Americans of Joshua Tree National Park, referred to throughout the text as the Project Area. It was proposed that Phase I should include a review of archaeological reports, ethnographic/ethnohistorical reports in the files of Cultural Systems Research, Inc, (CSRI) that contained information on the Serrano, Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, and Mojave, and the contents of CSRI's library and archives, in order to draft...