Permian Basin (Geographic Keyword)

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An Assessment of Transect Recording Unit Survey and Subsurface Testing Methods at Four Sites in the Permian Basin, New Mexico
PROJECT Michael Heilen.

In September 2014, the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carlsbad Field Office (CFO) contracted Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), (Contract No. L14PA00010) to perform an experimental project aimed at achieving a better understanding of how site-recording and subsurface-testing methods can be used to assess the subsurface potential of sites in southeastern New Mexico. At issue in this experiment is developing an informed, scientific understanding of the relationship...


An Assessment of Transect Recording Unit Survey and Subsurface Testing Methods at Four Sites in the Permian Basin, New Mexico (2015)
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In September 2014, the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carlsbad Field Office (CFO) contracted Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), (Contract No. L14PA00010) to perform an experimental project aimed at achieving a better understanding of how site-recording and subsurface-testing methods can be used to assess the subsurface potential of sites in southeastern New Mexico. At issue in this experiment is developing an informed, scientific understanding of the relationship...


Dunes and Deflation: Excavations at LA 124525 and LA 161918 at the Intrepid Potash East Mine, Eddy County, New Mexico (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Douglas H. M. Boggess. Andrew Zink. Pam McBride. Stephen Hall. David Hill. Linda Scott Cummings. Kathryn Puseman. Chad Yost. Melissa K. Logan. Peter Kovacik. R.A. Varney.

In July 2010, the area around the lower east catchment basin at Intrepid Potash, Inc.’s East Mine was disturbed to allow for road and additional access around the pond. A series of ponds around the East mine tailings pile are designed to store brine water for re-use in the processing plant. The lower east catchment basin is the last pond in this series of ponds. The construction of additional access was required for water management activities during a high precipitation event that eventually...


An Experimental Project to Conduct Digital Survey for Ring Midden Features using Aerial Lidar Data (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Heilen. Monica Murrell.

This poster presents an experimental research project performed for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Permian Basin Mitigation Program exploring the use of aerial lidar data to identify and document ring midden features. The project was carried out in three study areas in southeastern New Mexico situated along the eastern foothills of the Guadalupe and Sacramento Mountains. Previous archaeological surveys indicate that ring middens are common along rocky escarpments in the piedmont zone and...


The Geologic and Archaeological Contexts for Lithic Resource Acquisition in Southeastern New Mexico (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael J. Dilley. Phillip O. Leckman. Gregory Peacock. Christine G. Ward.

Between December 2012 and January 2013, archaeologists from Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), conducted geologic and archaeological studies at 14 previously identified archaeological sites, 2 small survey parcels inspected for archaeological remains, and 3 locales visited solely for the geologic study, all located in Eddy, Lea, and Chaves Counties in southeastern New Mexico. The sites and survey areas occupy a range of geologic settings. All 19 areas were utilized prehistorically. SRI...


Macrofloral, Phytolith, and Starch Analysis, and AMS Radiocarbon Dating for the Permian Basin MOA, New Mexico (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Peter Kováčik. R.A. Varney. Kathryn Puseman. Jammi L. Ladwig.

The goal of the Permian Basin MOA Task Order 10 was to analyze 500 AMS radiocarbon samples collected from feature context by the Carlsbad Field Office Cultural Resource Staff (including recovering and identifying charcoal and/or burned annual remains from each of the samples prior to selecting the best item to date), as well as analyzing 500 duplicate samples collected at the same locations for environmental and subsistence related evidence using starch, phytolith, and macrobotanical analyses....


A New View of the Desert - The Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement Research Program in Southeastern New Mexico (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Martin Stein.

The research program described in this paper is providing much needed new information for a portion of southeastern New Mexico that was previously understudied. The program is funded by an innovative approach to Section 106 compliance which trades redundant survey information for monetary contributions to a dedicated research account. The Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement (PA) has been in effect for six years. The purpose of the PA (formerly the Permian Basin Memorandum of Agreement or MOA)...


Prehistoric Plant Utilization in Southeastern New Mexico: A unique publication merging academic and public interests (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William Whitehead.

The investigation of plant use, in southeastern New Mexico, in prehistory has been widely covered, this project continues this tradition by synthesizing and compiling all of the information to date in the region. The Carlsbad Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, administrators of the Permian Basin Mitigation Program, is sponsoring the publication of a reference book on prehistoric plant use in Southeastern New Mexico. This free text will bring together recent work in radiocarbon...


Radiocarbon Dates and Local Variation in Long-term Trends in Far Southeastern New Mexico (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jim Railey.

There are now well over 1,000 radiocarbon dates from the BLM’s Carlsbad Field Office region, and local variation in long-term patterns is becoming increasingly evident. In the Mescalero Plain, and most local areas within it, radiocarbon dates exhibit a prominent frequency spike in the 7th and 8th centuries A.D., followed by a precipitous plunge in the number of dates. But some local areas within the Mescalero Plain the numbers of dates remain comparatively high in the Late Formative period (A.D....


Rocks and Ancient People in Southeastern New Mexico (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Bradley J. Vierra. Kate E. Zeigler. John V. Cafiero.

The immensity and stark beauty of the Pecos River valley in southeastern New Mexico has long been a source of wonder for travelers to the area. Throughout this landscape, there is a staggering variety of rock types—some dramatically exposed as outcrops and others swept into the area by the Pecos River and its tributaries. An example of the dramatic landforms that characterize the area is the Llano Estacado, or “Stockaded Plains.” At approximately 32,000 square miles—an area greater than all of...


Selection of Sites to Address Questions in the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Research Design: A Landscape Approach (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text SWCA Environmental Consultants. Emily M. Stovel. Jim A. Railey. William T. Whitehead.

Special study and preparation of management document for the BLM, under the Permian Basin Mitigation Program. Specifically, this document analyzes data from 256 sites that the BLM previously collected sediment samples from. These samples were subsequently analyzed for identification of botanical remains, and radiocarbon dating, by PaleoResearch, Inc. This report follows on that work by analyzing the data from these samples in conjunction with site information from LA site forms and available...


Synthesis of Excavation Data For the Permian Basin Mitigation Program (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jim Railey. John Rissetto. Matthew Bandy.

This document presents a synthesis of excavation data from the Permian Basin Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Area (Figure 1.1). This is the first task (Task 1) of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Permian Basin Mitigation Program. As specified in Request for Quotations (RFQ) L09PS00050, this task involves four subtasks: 1) compiling existing excavation data, 2) evaluating synthesis and research potential, 3) updating the BLM Carlsbad Field Office (CFO) geographic information system (GIS),...