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Ancestral Abstract Art of the Mojave Desert (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ruth Musser-Lopez.

The "archaic" abstract rock art style in the midst of the revered, fiercely defended cultural sanctuary of the Yuman-Hokan speaking tribes in the Mohave Valley along the lower Colorado River links culture with style, particularly when considering the absence of styles associated with linguistic family branches later expanding into surrounding areas. Further, that an archaic abstract style regionally associated with historic period Hokan speakers is also found throughout the Mojave Desert,...


Cultural Resources Survey for the Fort Cady Boric Acid Mining and Processing Facility Newberry Springs, California (1993)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca McCorkle Apple. Lori Lilliburn.

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Gemstone Mining in the Mojave Desert: Francis Marion "Shady" Myrick. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Seth J Sampson.

Late nineteenth century and early twentieth century mining was focused on more than mining precious metals (gold and silver).  Shady Myrick mined bloodstone, opals, moonstone, topaz, and what came to be called Myrickite.  From his arrival in the Mojave Desert in 1900 to his death in 1925, Shady Myrick staked numerous mineral claims and worked dozens of gemstone mines around Johannesburg and Randsburg, CA on what is now Bureau of Land Management Land, Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Fort...


Legacies of Movement and Land Use in the Mojave Desert: An Intensive Study of Two Multi-Component Sites at Fort Irwin, San Bernardino County, California (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Burnett. Armando Abeyta. Amber Fankhauser.

Fort Irwin is a United States Army installation located approximately 37 miles northeast of Barstow in San Bernardino County, California. Covering an area of 1,193 square miles, Fort Irwin is roughly the size of Rhode Island. This large installation has a wide variety of archaeological resources, including two large, multi-component sites that were re-recorded by the Fort Irwin Cultural Resources Program in 2014. Bitter Spring (CA-SBR-2659/H) is a National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)...


An Overview of the Distribution of Clovis/Great Basin Concave Base Projectile Point Sites at Fort Irwin, San Bernardino County, California (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Burnett. Armando Abeyta. Jessica Mauck. Amber Fankhauser.

Fort Irwin is a United States Army installation located approximately 37 miles northeast of Barstow, California, in the central Mojave Desert. Totaling 1,193 square miles in size, this installation has a wide variety of archaeological resources including at least four sites with recorded Clovis/Great Basin Concave Base projectile points and several isolated finds identified as Clovis points. The goal of this study, conducted by Redhorse Corporation on behalf of the Fort Irwin Cultural Resources...


Pay Dirt in the Mojave Desert: An Assistance Agreement between Cal Poly Pomona and the California Bureau of Land Management (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark Allen.

This paper reports on more than a decade of archaeological fieldwork conducted at two archaeological landscapes in the western Mojave Desert by Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate students on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ridgecrest Field Office. The majority of funding for the project was provided by a multi-year BLM Assistance Agreement. It represents an outstanding example of a "win-win" partnership between a university and government agencies. Students received training in...


Reference Handbook on the Deserts of North America (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gordon L. Bender.

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Rock Art Chronology in Eastern California (1987)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David S. Whitley. Ronald I. Dorn.

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Rock Art Resonance: preliminary results of an experimental acoustic study (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chester Liwosz.

Pecked petroglyphs of a prehistoric Mojave Desert slot canyon hint at experience crafting processes in rock image production. The unique qualities here not shared by other area petroglyph sites support the need to consider archaeological and geographic context of these sites as a critical variable, rather than an assumed constant. With narrow passages, dry falls, and towering vertical walls, the slot's metamorphosed limestone substrate yields the potential for sound characteristics not found at...


TERMINAL PLEISTOCENE-EARLY HOLOCENE LITHIC RAW MATERIAL CONVEYANCE AT PLUVIAL LAKE MOJAVE AND THE SOUTHERN CONVEYANCE ZONE, MOJAVE DESERT (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Knell. Michael DeGiovine.

This paper evaluates Terminal Pleistocene-Early Holocene (TP-EH) lithic raw material conveyance patterns around pluvial Lake Mojave and the southern conveyance zone proposed by Jones et al. (2003). Geologic samples from 12 fine-grained volcanic (FGV) source areas around Lake Mojave were submitted for xrf analysis to expand the regional database, and 50 FGV and obsidian artifacts from the Campbell collection and sites along the TP-EH shorelines of Lake Mojave were sourced by xrf to document the...


Terminal Pleistocene-Early Holocene occupation span and technological provisioning strategies at pluvial Lake Mojave, California (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward Knell.

This paper represents a first attempt to reconstruct the occupation span of Terminal Pleistocene-Early Holocene foragers around pluvial Lake Mojave, Mojave Desert, California. Models suggest and research indicates that foragers were more sedentary and made shorter moves around large, productive resource patches (large lakes, marshes), but made more frequent and longer distance moves when resource patches were small and/or widely scattered. Lake Mojave at its Pleistocene maximum was 300 km2 and...


Trade Routes and Contradictory Spheres of Influence: Movement of Rhyolite through the heart of the western Mojave Desert (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ian Scharlotta.

Provenance analysis of obsidian and rhyolite artifacts from four Late Prehistoric sites located on the edges of the western Mojave Desert suggest direct procurement practices and the presence of a trade network through the Antelope Valley. Less clear is whether evidence for the movement of materials can effectively be used to infer particular cultural territories or specific cultural interactions. Ethnographic work in the Antelope Valley suggests that areas surrounding rhyolitic formations may...