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  • 11 x 17 maps associated with An Archeological Survey of the John Herrmann "Farm-In-A-Day" Property (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffery F. Burton. Mary M. Farrell.

    11 x 17 large format maps from the An Archeological Survey of the John Herrmann "Farm-In-A-Day" Property report.

  • 11 x 17 maps associated with The Fate of Things (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffery F. Burton.

    Small collection of large format maps from the PIA 90 Report

  • An Ahupua'a Study: The 1971 Archaeological Work at Kaloko Ahupua'a North Kona, Hawai'i: Archaeology at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Ross Cordy. Joseph Tainter. Robert Renger. Robert Hitchcock.

    In 1970, Robert Renger, then a graduate student at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), conducted an intensive archaeological survey in the seaward portions of a land unit (ahupua'a) called Kaloko, located in North Kana on Hawai'i Island (Fig. I). This survey was one of Hawaii's early contract archaeology projects, undertaken for Huehue Ranch, the landowner, which was then planning a development in seaward Kaloko. Eighty-nine sites were identified between the Queen Ka'abumanu...

  • An Anthropological Evaluation of William Keys' Desert Queen Ranch: Joshua Tree National Monument, California (1977)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Patricia Parker Hickman.

    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...

  • Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park, Spruce-Tree House (1909)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jesse Walter Fewkes.

    Fewkes' report on the site of Spruce-Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park. The report describes the ancient architecture and some of the contents of the site, which Fewkes investigated in 1907. He also includes a long section of the 1892 publication by Nordenksiold (The Land of the Cliff Dwellers) describing his earlier investigation of the site.

  • Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace (1911)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jesse Walter Fewkes.

    This report describes archaeological investigations and ruins reconstruction and stabilization work done by Fewkes and his crew in the summer of 1909. In that time Fewkes describes repairing "...completely this great ruin and to leave it in such condition that tourists and students visiting it may learn much more about cliff-dwellings than was possible before the work was undertaken." This report describes the excavation and repair work done. It increases existing knowledge by directing...

  • Appendices: Piute Creek Archeological Survey and Site Documentation, Mojave National Preserve, California (2007)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Meredith A. Wilson.

    Redacted appendices associated with the Piute Creek survey report. (no document has been uploaded with this metadata)

  • The Archaeology of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, Montrose County, Colorado
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports related to survey and excavation projects at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, Montrose County, Colorado.

  • The Archaeology of Canyon de Chelly National Monument
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC reports providing an overview of excavation and survey in Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

  • The Archaeology of Chiricahua National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports on survey and excavation projects within the boundaries of the Chiricahua National Park.

  • The Archaeology of Death Valley National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC reports of archaeological excavation and survey projects in Death Valley National Park (formerly Death Valley National Monument).

  • The Archaeology of Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico
    PROJECT National Park Service.

    WACC reports of archaeological excavation and survey projects within Gila Cliff Dwellings National Park, New Mexico.

  • The Archaeology of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports related to survey and excavation projects in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona.

  • The Archaeology of Grand Canyon National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC report of excavations within the Grand Canyon National Park.

  • The Archaeology of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports associated with survey and excavation projects at the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona.

  • The Archaeology of Great Basin National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC report with an archaeological overview of Great Basin National Park.

  • The Archaeology of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Baca Land Exchange
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports associated with survey and excavation projects at Great Sand Dunes National Park and the relate Baca Land Exchange, Colorado.

  • The Archaeology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC report that details archaeological investigations within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

  • The Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC reports that summarize archaeological survey and excavation in Joshua Tree National Park (formerly Joshua Tree National Monument).

  • The Archaeology of Kalaupapa National Historical Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports of archaeological excavation and survey projects within Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

  • The Archaeology of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports on survey and excavation projects at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawaii.

  • The Archaeology of Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC reports on archaeological and ethnographic work conducted within the boundaries of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

  • The Archaeology of Lewis-Weber Site
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    This WACC report details the archaeological excavations conducted on the Lewis-Weber homestead.

  • The Archaeology of Manzanar National Historic Site, California
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports from survey and excavation projects at the Manzanar National Historic Site, Inyo County, California.

  • The Archaeology of Mesa Verde National Park
    PROJECT Mesa Verde Museum Association.

    This project contains a single symposium report: "A Century of Archaeological Research at Mesa Verde National Park."

  • The Archaeology of Minidoka Internment National Monument, Idaho
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports related to survey and excavation projects at Minidoka Internment National Monument, Idaho.

  • The Archaeology of Mojave National Preserve
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports associated with survey and excavations in the Mojave National Preserve, California.

  • The Archaeology of Organ Pipe National Monument
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports associated with survey and excavation projects at the Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona.

  • The Archaeology of Petrified Forest National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC reports on survey and excavation projects within the boundaries of the Petrified Forest National Park.

  • The Archaeology of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports of survey and excavation projects at Pu'uhonau o Honaunau National Historical Park.

  • The Archaeology of Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC documents associated with survey and excavation projects at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Kawaihae, Hawaii.

  • The Archaeology of Redwood National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    This WACC report summarizes archaeological investigations within the boundaries of Redwood National Park.

  • The Archaeology of Saguaro National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    A collection of National Parks Service WACC reports produced between 1975 and 2005, focused on the Saguaro National Park, Pima County, Arizona.

  • The Archaeology of the Western Region of the National Park Service
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC reports summarizing archaeological projects and management plans in the Western Region of the National Park Service.

  • The Archaeology of Tohono O'Odham Nation, Arizona
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC documents associated with the National Park Service archaeological work on the, Papago Indian Reservation (Tohono O'odham Nation), including Vekol Hills and Gu Achi.

  • The Archaeology of Tonto National Monument
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports of archaeological excavation and survey projects within Tonto National Park, Tonto Basin, Arizona.

  • The Archaeology of Tumacacori National Historical Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    The Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) reports of archaeological excavation and survey projects within the boundaries of Tumacacori National Historical Park (formerly Tumacácori National Monument).

  • The Archaeology of Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    WACC reports of archaeological excavation and survey projects within and near Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments and the Middle Verde Valley in general, Yavapai County, Arizona.

  • The Archaeology of Walnut Canyon National Monument
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    This WACC report provides an overview of archaeological investigations in Walnut Canyon National Monument.

  • The Archaeology of Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC reports related to survey and excavation projects at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma.

  • The Archaeology of Yosemite National Park
    PROJECT Uploaded by: Sophia Kelly

    WACC reports of archaeological excavation and survey projects within Yosemite National Park.

  • An Archeological Assessment of Canyon de Chelly National Monument (1976)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text James A. McDonald.

    This overview describes the natural environment of Canyon de Chelly National Monument and summarizes the ways in which it has been used by successive populations. A discussion of the ways in which past environmental conditions may have differed from those of the present and the implications of such differences for the inhabitants of the monument is included. A cultural sequence extending from a Basketmaker II occupation at about AD 300 to the modern Navajo occupation is described; the...

  • Archeological Data Recovery at the Rim of the Grand Canyon, Shoshone Point Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Nancy E. Pearson.

    Archeologists from the Western archeological and Conservation Center completed archeological data recovery in June and July 2005 in advance of the construction of a vault toilet in the multicomponent site, AZ B:16:680. The proposed toilet will be installed near a thermal feature, Feature 6, and will adversely affect or destroy the information likely to be yielded from its subsurface deposits. With Arizona SHPO concurrence, the park’s cultural resources personnel developed a research design to...

  • Archeological Inventory and National Register Evaluation for the Baca Land Exchange La Jara Reservoir Parcels Conejos County, Colorado (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells.

    Class III archeological inventory was conducted in the La Jara Reservoir parcels of the Baca Land Exchange between June 9 and October 27, 2005. The project area is 25,080 acres in size. Field crews from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center and Fort Lewis College surveyed 10,852 acres to Class III standards and field checked 5,114 acres. The project led to the discovery and recording of 135 archeological sites and 217 isolated finds. Fifty-one sites are eligible to the National...

  • Archeological Inventory and Testing at Indian Camp and Tie Canyon, Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Nancy E. Pearson.

    This report describes the results of an archeological inventory and testing project that archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) completed in the Death Valley Scotty Historic District (DVSHD), in Death Valley National Park (DEVA), California, between February 27 and March 9, 2001. The inventory was completed in site CA-INY-5702/H to rerecord the site to standards required by Director's Order 28 (DO-28) (NPS 1997) and by the Standards and Guidelines for...

  • Archeological Investigation of Rooms 15 and 16 at the Upper Cliff Dwelling (AZ U:8:48 [ASM]), Tonto National Monument (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Gregory L. Fox.

    Fox, Gregory L., Western Archeological and Conservation Center, 1415 North Sixth Avenue. Tucson, AZ 85705. ARCHEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF ROOMS 15 AND 16 AT THE UPPER CLIFF DWELLING (AZ U:8:48 [ASM]), TONTO NATIONAL MONUMENT The Upper Cliff Dwelling (AZ U:8:48 lASM)) at Tonto National Monument is a Gila phase site (ca. A.D. 1350-1450) that is a contributing property to the Tonto National Monument National Register District. Continuing water and rodent disturbances to archeological deposits...

  • Archeological Investigations along Cactus Forest Drive (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Loy C. Neff. Nancy E. Pearson. Nicole M. Arendt.

    TWO part report in one volume: Part 1: Phase I Data Recovery at Nine Sites on Cactus Forest Drive Part 2: Phase II Data Recovery and Archeological monitoring along Cactus Forest Drive Abstract: Two phases of archeological data recovery were conducted at Saguaro National Park in 2004 and 2006 in support of proposed reconstruction and improvements to Cactus Forest Drive in the Rincon Mountain District at sites that are part of the Rincon Mountain Foothills Archeological District. Phase I...

  • Archeological Investigations at 3-Mile Bar: Testing at Sites AZ C:02:84 and C:02:40 (GC) Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Loy C. Neff. Christopher C. Corey.

    TWO reports in one volume: Part 1: Archeological Testing at Site AZ C:02:84 (GC) Archeological testing was conducted in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GLCA) at site AZ C:02:84 (GC) by archeologists from the National Park Service’s Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) in Tucson, Arizona. The fieldwork was conducted between October 15 and 20, 2001, at the request of GLCA cultural resources personnel. The purpose of the testing was to identify the nature and extent of...

  • Archeological Investigations at Ferry Swale Bench: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Loy C. Neff. Meredith A. Wilson.

    TWO reports in one volume: Part 1: Archeological Testing at Site AZ C:02:75 (GC) Archeological testing was conducted in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GLCA) at site AZ C:02:75 (GC) by archeologists from GLCA and the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC). The fieldwork was conducted between June 28 and July 2, 1999, at the request of GLCA cultural resources personnel. The purpose of the testing was to identify the nature and extent of cultural resources, to determine if...

  • Archeological Investigations at Great Basin National Park: Testing and Site Recording in Support of the General Management Plan (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells.

    Test excavations undertaken to determine the archeological significance of six sites in Great Basin National Park are reported here. Planned development outlined in the General Management Plan may impact one or more of these sites. Four of the sites are in the Baker Guard Station parcel adjacent to the town of Baker and two are in Lehman Flats, an area adjacent to Lehman Creek and north of the park entrance road. Test units and backhoe trenches disturbed less than 2 percent of any site's...

  • Archeological Investigations at Joshua Tree National Park, California (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Loy C. Neff. Meredith A. Wilson.

    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 Investigations at Kauhako Crater, Kalaupapa National Historical Park (KALA) Makanalua Ahupua'a, Island of Moloka'i (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert B. Rechtman. Jack David Henry.

    At the request of the National Park Service (NPS), Pacific Islands Support Office (PISO), Paul H. Rosendahl, Ph.D., Inc. (PHRI) completed an archaeological investigation of approximately 49.5 acres within Kauhako Crater, Kalaupapa National Historical Park (KALA), Moloka'i, Hawai'i. The investigation consisted of an archival background study and a surface reconnaissance of the interior of the crater. The investigation was conducted in accordance with the NPS PISO scope of work, and in compliance...

  • Archeological Investigations at Puerco Ruin, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona (1990)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffery F. Burton.

    During 1988 and 1989, archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center conducted data recovery excavations at Puerco Ruin, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Puerco Ruin is the remains of a 100-plus-room pueblo dating to the late Pueblo III to middle Pueblo IV periods. The data recovery, conducted to mitigate the effects of proposed visitor facilities at the site, included surface collection, excavation, and analysis. In addition, over 1,000 rock art elements...

  • Archeological Investigations at the Upper Ruin, Tonto National Monument Part 1 Salvage Excavations at the Upper Ruin, AZ U:8:48 (ASM) - 1995 (1996)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Gregory L. Fox. Elaine A. Guthrie.

    Fox, Gregory L, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, 1415 North Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705. SALVAGE EXCAVATIONS AT THE UPPER RUIN (AZ U:8:48)-1995, TONTO NATIONAL MONUMENT Continuing water damage to adobe and masonry structures in the Upper Ruin (AZ U:8:48), Tonto National Monument, required archeological excavations to mitigate the adverse effects of stabilization efforts in this Gila-phase cliff dwelling. The data-recovery project was required under Section 106 ofthe National...

  • Archeological Investigations in the Central Sierra Nevada: the 1981 El Portal Project (1982)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark F. Baumler. Scott L. Carpenter.

    This report documents information from archeological investigations at several previously recorded sites in the El Portal Administrative District, Yosemite National Park, California. This work was conducted to provide data necessary for proper management within the guidelines of National Park Service policy and historic preservation laws for cultural resources. Material from both surface and subsurface collections at these sites spans a considerable time range in the cbronology of the Yosemite...

  • An Archeological Overview of Great Basin National Park (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Krista Deal.

    This overview provides a discussion and summary of the archeology and cultural resources of the newly formed Great Basin National Park in east-central Nevada. The Overview has been prepared following the guidelines outlined in NPS-28 and in concordance with previously prepared archaeological overviews for other Western Region parks. Although a great deal is known of the culture history of the Great Basin, very little research has been conducted in the southern Snake Range. Most of what has...

  • An Archeological Overview of Petrified Forest National Park (1980)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Yvonne G. Stewart.

    Although Petrified Forest National Park was set aside as a natural park, it is an archeological gold mine, with over 300 sites recorded in the southern half alone. The sites exhibit an unbroken culture history sequence from the Archaic period until shortly before the arrival of Europeans in that part of the Southwest. They contain information about the change from hunting and gathering to agriculture, relationships between the environment and settlement pattern, relationships between major...

  • An Archeological Overview of Redwood National Park (1973)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael J. Moratto.

    Compiled here are data gathered during three seasons of fieldwork (1971-1973) in and near Redwood National Park, California. In order to design a program for the preservation and interpretation of the cultural features in Redwood National Park, the National Park Service has sponsored detailed studies of the local history and archeology. The archeological study, based upon three seasons of library research and field reconnaissance, provided the data for this overview. The chapters dealing with...

  • Archeological Reconnaissance of Lands Adjacent To Grand Canyon (1978)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text George Teague. Carole McClellan.

    This project was undertaken to provide a partial inventory and assessment of cultural resources in the Grand Canyon Adjacent Lands study area. This area, illustrated in Figure 1, includes portions of Kanab, Whitmore, Parashant, and Andrus Canyons and a part of the Shivwits Plateau, all located in the part of northwest Arizona known as the Arizona Strip. The study area was divided into western (Shivwits) and eastern (Kanab) survey areas. Archeological survey was carried out in June and July 1977...

  • An Archeological Research Design for Yosemite National Park, California (1981)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael J. Moratto.

    The National Park Service has developed plans to alter Yosemite National Park operations and facilities during the 1980's and '90s. Some of the proposed changes would affect archeological and historic resources. As one element of planning, the present document advances a comprehensive program for future archeological investigations in the park. The aim of this study is to provide a research design to ensure that future work, whether prompted by management and salvage needs or by "pure...

  • Archeological Survey and Architectural Study of Montezuma Castle National Monument (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells. Keith M. Anderson.

    Inventory survey of Montezuma Castle National Monument was conducted from April 11 to May 7, 1988. Of the 70 sites recorded, 30 were new additions to the site inventory. Cliff dwellings, rockshelters and pueblos were recorded along with one and two-room masonry structures, roasting pits and artifact scatters. Agricultural feature sites include the canals at Montezuma Well. A site with prehistoric cobble concentrations, a burial ground, a bedrock mortar site, a lithic scatter, a historical site...

  • Archeological Survey and Site Assessment at Great Basin National Park (1990)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells.

    Archeological survey and site assessment at Great Basin National Park were conducted in June and July of 1989 by archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center. Developed and proposed development areas totalling 780 acres were systematically surveyed and 11 prehistoric archeological sites were recorded in the alluvial fan that extends from the park entrance to Lower Lehman Campground. Thirteen previously known prehistoric sites and one newly discovered site were recorded at...

  • Archeological Survey and Site Testing for the Joshua Tree Roads Project, Package 291, Joshua Tree National Park, California (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Loy C. Neff. Christopher C. Corey.

    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...

  • Archeological Survey and Soil Testing at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Loy C. Neff.

    Archeologists from the National Park Service (NPS), Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), conducted survey and soil testing at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, The WACC archeologists were joined in the field by Native American monitors representing fhe Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. The purpose of the archeological survey was to provide an inventory of fhe Park's cultural resources to assist in meeting...

  • Archeological Survey and Testing at Petrified Forest National Park, 1987 (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells.

    This volume combines reports from two projects conducted at Petrified Forest National Park in 1987. Part I deals with project PEFO 87A which is the test excavation and surface collection at AZ Q:1:101(ASM), a lithic scatter adjacent to Puerco Ruin. Part II reports on project PEFO 87B which is the third season of the park boundary survey. Part I -PEFO 87 A. From April 20 to May 1, 1987, prior to realignment of the park's Mainline Road (Pkg. No. 140, Phase IV), AZ Q:1:101(ASM) was tested...

  • Archeological Survey at Great Basin National Park: 1998 and 1999 (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Laura S. Bergstresser. JoAnn Blalack.

    Archeological survey and site assessment were conducted in Great Basin National Park between May 20 and July 8 of 1998 and between June 3 and July 7 of 1999 by archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center. Surveyed areas included sites of proposed undertakings, backcountry campsites and trails, known sites that lacked archeological documentation, features associated with the Lehman Caves National Monument era, and parcels of land along Snake Creek Canyon and Baker Creek....

  • Archeological Survey at Organ Pipe National Monument, Southwestern Arizona: 1989-1991 (1995)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Adrianne G. Rankin.

    The Western Archeological and Conservation Center, National Park Service conducted archeological inventory surveys of selected portions of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona between 1989 and 1991. The section 110 planning surveys (ORPI 1989 D, 1990B and 1991A) were undertaken to locate, identify and evaluate the cultural resources of the monument. A total of 7,675 acres was surveyed and 188 field loci, representing 178 sites, were recorded. Five of these sites had been...

  • Archeological Survey for the Shivwits Plateau Multiyear Prescribed Burn Project, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Joseph Svinarich.

    In 1998 Archeological survey was completed on several parcels of woodland on the Shivwits Plateau that are scheduled for prescribed burning within the boundaries of Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LAME) by archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) and the LAME Cultural Resources Division. These NPS lands lie within the area designated as the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument by presidential proclamation on January 11, 2000. This study was undertaken...

  • Archeological Survey in Northeastern Death Valley National Monument (1983)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text C. Micheal Barton.

    This report describes the results of an archeological clearance survey along 61 km of the northern and northeastern boundaries of Death Valley National Monument. The purpose of this survey was to identify cultural resources within a right-of-way for a fence, planned for this part of the monument boundary, in order the assess the impact of fence constructi on on these resources. Bri ef di scussi ons of the present and past environment and the cultural history of the survey area...

  • Archeological Survey in the Eastern Tucson Basin: Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Mountain Unit, Cactus Forest Area, Volume I (1983)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kay Simpson. Susan J. Wells.

    The Western Archeological and Conservation Center conducted an archeological survey in the cactus forest area of Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Mountain Unit, in the eastern Tucson Basin. A total of 160 prehistoric and historic sites and 401 isolated artifact/limited activity areas was recorded. Prehistoric sites include a small rockshelter, bedrock mortar locations, quarries, and artifact scatters, including large village sites with agricultural features. Historic sites include early...

  • Archeological Survey in the Eastern Tucson Basin: Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Mountain Unit, Cactus Forest Area, Volume II (1983)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kay Simpson. Susan J. Wells.

    Contains Appendix 2 (Site descriptions) and Appendix 3 (Isolated artifact descriptions). NOTE: The metadata has been entered into tDAR, but the actual document is not available due to abundant confidential information.

  • Archeological Survey in the Eastern Tucson Basin: Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Mountain Unit, Tanque Verde Ridge, Rincon Creek, Mica Mountain Areas, Volume III (1984)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kay Simpson. Susan J. Wells.

    The second phase of an archeological inventory of Saguaro National MOnument, Rincon Mountain Unit involved examination of 10,000 acres between 3,000 and 4,000 feet elevation along Tanque Verde Ridge, the Rincon Creek headwaters area and selected high elevation areas in the Rincon Mountains. One hundred twenty archaeological sites and 202 isolated artifact locations were recorded. Seven types of prehistoric sites are described: rockshelters, bedrock mortar locations, lithic quarries,...

  • Archeological Survey in the Eastern Tucson Basin: Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Mountain Unit, Tanque Verde Ridge, Rincon Creek, Mica Mountain Areas, Volume IV (1984)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kay Simpson. Susan J. Wells.

    Appendix 3 (Site descriptions) and Appendix 4 (Isolated artifacts) associated with Volume III of this document.NOTE: The metadata has been entered into tDAR, but the actual document is not available due to abundant confidential information.

  • Archeological Survey of Grizzly Ridge 1995: A Section 110 Planning Survey, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, Montrose County, Colorado (1995)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Gregory L. Fox.

    Archeological survey in the Grizzly Ridge new-lands acquisition in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument recorded eight prehistoric archeological sites (5MN4504- 5MN4511) and twenty-four isolated finds (5MN4512-5MN4535). The survey was planned and implemented as a Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act inventory activity. The survey was conducted by archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), National Park Service, Department of...

  • Archeological Survey of Lower Vine Ranch, Death Valley National Monument (1987)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Krista Deal. Lynne D'Ascenzo.

    In late 1986, archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center conducted two phases of archeological fieldwork at Death Valley Scotty's Lower Vine Ranch property in northern Death Valley National Monument, California. The completion of a large-scale instrument map of the structures and grounds composing the historic ranch complex and a pedestrian survey of the ranch access road were the primary objectives of the initial phase of fieldwork at Lower Vine, carried out from...

  • Archeological Survey of Newly Acquired Lands in Saguaro National Park: 1996, 1997 and 1998 (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Loy C. Neff. Stacie A. Reutter. Dawn A. Frost.

    Archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), National Park Service (NPS), conducted archeological surveys of newly acquired lands iu the Rincon Mountain District and Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park during 1996, 1997, and 1998. The fieldwork encompassed four separate field data collection projects, building on previous WACC surveys from 1994 to 1996 and adding to the inventory of cultural resources iu the Park. Cumulative survey results now...

  • Archeological Survey of Proposed Prescribed Burn Units and Trail Rehabilitation on the Shivwits Plateau of Parashant National Monument, Arizona (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Mary Robertson. Art MacWilliams.

    During May of 1999 a WACC archeological crew surveyed 700 acres on the southern Shivwits Plateau to identify cultural resources in planned burn units and preceding trail maintenance on Mt. Dellenbaugh. Several previously recorded sites were relocated, nine new sites were recorded, and 44 isolated find locations were recorded. These results indicate abundant cultural resources within the burn units and on the Mt. Dellenbaugh Jeep trail. Diagnostic artifacts from eight prehistoric sites are...

  • Archeological Survey of Saguaro National Monument, 1994: The Saguaro Land Acquisition and Trails Inventory (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kevin D. Wellman.

    This volume reports on the findings of archeological survey conducted in the Saguaro National Monument in the late spring of 1994. The cultural resource inventory of 740 acres was conducted by four Western Archeological and Conservation Center archeologists between April 25 and May 20, 1994. The surveyed area included 360 acres of land included in the recently (1991) expanded boundary of the Rincon Mountain Unit (RMU) and 380 acres of heavily used land located in the northeast corner of the...

  • An Archeological Survey of the John Herrmann "Farm-In-A-Day" Property, Jerome County, Idaho (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffery F. Burton. Mary M. Farrell.

    In July 2006 the National Park Service conducted an archeological survey of the 128-acre John Herrmann Farm, located in Jerome County, Idaho. The farm is adjacent to Minidoka Internment National Monument and was recently purchased by The Conservation Fund for eventual transfer to the National Park Service. Ninety-six features (including five buildings) and 12 isolated artifacts were recorded during the survey. No features or artifacts predating the relocation center were found. Most of the...

  • An Archeological Survey Plan for the Pacific Islands Cluster, Pacific West Region, National Park Service: NPS Systemwide Archeological Inventory Program (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells. Robert J. Hommon.

    The National Archeological Survey Initiative (NASI) was established to develop a Systemwide archeological Inventory Program (SAIP) which in tum should improve the National Park Service's (NPS) accountability for cultural resources. A plan for the Western Region, now called the Pacific West Region, was published in 1994 (Wells and others 1994). In 1998, the Pacific Islands Cluster archeologist and an archeologist from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center began revision of the plan...

  • An Archeological Survey Plan for the Western Region of the National Park Service: NPS Systemwide Archeological Inventory Program (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells.

    The National Archeological Survey Initiative (NASI) was established to develop a System wide Archeological Inventory Program (SAIP) which in turn should improve the National Park Service's (NPS) accountability for cultural resources. Each region of NPS is required to produce a region wide survey plan. The Western Region of the National Park Service has 46 park units comprising more than 8,000,000 acres. Archeologically the region has a great deal of cultural diversity and a large number of...

  • Archeology in Yosemite National Park: The Wawona Testing Project (1981)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text John C. Whittaker.

    The Wawona Testing Project evaluated three potential sewage development locations and examined some other sites to produce general information on Wawona prehistory. Systematic surface collections and/or test excavations were conducted at five sites. Two of these were relatively large and important prehistoric sites for the Wawona valley. Host of the material recovered relates to the late prehistoric occupation, the Mariposa Complex, or protohistoric Miwok. There is also evidence...

  • The Archeology of Faraway Ranch, Arizona: Prehistoric, Historic, and 20th Century (1984)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark F. Baumler.

    From its tenuous beginning as an 1880s pioneer homestead in the Chiricahua Mountains, to its development into a thriving 20th century Arizona ranch, Faraway Ranch exemplifies the changing history of rural life on the western frontier. This report chronicles a part of that history through its material remains, as revealed by the first complete archeological survey of the now-abandoned ranch property. Intended primarily as an inventory and management tool for the National Park Service...

  • The Archeology of Gila Cliff Dwellings (1986)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Keith M. Anderson. Gloria J. Fenner. Don P. Morris. George A. Teague. Charmion McKusick.

    Although Gila Cliff Dwellings has been known for over 100 years, and has been protected as a national monument since 1907, its archeology was never systematically reported. Several years ago, four of the authors of this report (Anderson, Fenner, Morris, and Tesgue) decided to correct this situation, working, as time permitted, with the records and artifacts stored at the monument and in the Western Archeological and Conservation Center. In the final year of report writing, the Southwestern...

  • The Archeology of Lake Mead National Recreation Area: An Assessment (1980)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Carole McClellan. David A. Phillips, Jr.. Mike Belshaw.

    This assessment of the archeology of Lake Mead was written to aid federal planners who are responsible for managing cultural resources on public lands. We hope that it will also serve as a guide for archeologists working in the Lake Mead area and provide information for interested visitors. The introduction to this report (Chapter 2) gives a brief account of the establishment of the recreation area, a summary of federal regulations that affect the management of cultural resources on public...

  • The Archeology of Sivu'ovi: The Archaic to Basketmaker Transition at Petrified Forest National Park (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffery F. Burton.

    During 1989 and 1990, small-scale excavations were conducted at Sivu'ovi (AZ Q:1 :114 [ASM]), Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Sivu'ovi is a large (12-acre) Basketmaker II site that includes the remains of over 45 pit structures. Also within the site boundary, but not tested as part of the current fieldwork, are several small field houses that date to a later Pueblo period occupation. The site contains an abundance of artifacts on the surface, including Adamana Brown pottery,...

  • The Archeology of Somewhere: Archeological Testing Along U.S. Highway 395 Manzanar National Historic Site, California (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffery F. Burton.

    The National Park Service conducted archeological investigations at 23 sites, features, and loci along U.S. Highway 395 within and around the Manzanar National Historic Site in Inyo County, California. Caltrans has proposed upgrading the current two-lane highway in the vicinity of the National Historic Site to a four-lane divided highway. The archaeological work was deemed necessary to determine the research potential of the cultural resources and to make recommendations about how...

  • The Camp at Bonita Cañon: A Buffalo Soldier Camp in Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona (1987)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Martyn D. Tagg.

    This report presents the results of the CHIR 86B archeological project, whose main objective was to record and evaluate the significance of an 1885-1886 Tenth Cavalry "Buffalo Soldier" camp in Chiricahua National Monument. It states the reasons for the project, presents a summary of previous work in and near the project area, and discusses the background history of the "Buffalo Soldier" in the U.S. military and the part they played in the Geronimo Campaign in southern Arizona, including the Camp...

  • The Canyon del Muerto Survey Project: Anasazi and Navajo Archeology in Northeastern Arizona (1981)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Patricia L. Fall. James A. McDonald. Pamela C. Magers.

    From 1974 to 1977, the National Park Service conducted an archeological sampling survey in and adjacent to Canyon del Muerto, part of Canyon de Chelly National Monument in northeastern Arizona. This report documents the results of this work and places it within the context of previous research and knowledge of Southwest aboriginal occupations. After presenting a background to the survey and reviewing the known culture chronology and environmental setting, a description of the range and...

  • A Century of Archeological Research at Mesa Verde National Park (2009)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Joshua Watts

    This report, the proceedings of a symposium at Ute Mountain Ute Conference Center, Towaoc, Colorado. May 3, 2006 to May 6, 2006 originally was published as a CD. This digital version is available in tDAR with the permission of the Mesa Verde Museum Association, which holds the copyright. The four-day archaeological symposium celebrated 100 years of archaeological work at Mesa Verde National Park, established in 1906 as the first national park set aside expressly to protect archaeological...

  • Cliff Palace: 1997 Documentation (1997)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Larry V. Nordby.

    This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at...

  • Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites (2000)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only J. Burton. M. Farrell. F. Lord. R. Lord.

    NOTE: document not uploaded - it is available as an online book from the NPS website (see URL below). This report provides an overview of the tangible remains currently left at the sites of the Japanese American internment during World War II. The main focus is on the War Relocation Authority's relocation centers, but Department of Justice and U.S. Army facilities where Japanese Americans were interned are also considered. The goal of the study has been to provide information for the National...

  • Contributions to the Archeology of Petrified Forest National Park, 1985-1986 (1987)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Anne Trinkle Jones.

    Archeological work conducted during the summers of 1985 and 1986 produced much new data which was badly needed to update our perceptions of Petrified Forest prehistory. A total of 120 sites along the park boundaries and in the developed areas were recorded, many of them for the first time. Surveys to fulfill compliance requirements prior to installation of a new water system (NPS Package No. Ill) and developed area surveys provided data on prehistoric land use and settlement patterns in...

  • A Cross Section of Grand Canyon Archeology: Excavations at Five Sites Along the Colorado River (1986)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Anne Trinkle Jones.

    In the spring of 1984, five sites along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park were test excavated prior to stabilization. The sites, four of which are in dry shelters, span 130 river miles on both sides of the Colorado, and encompass preceramic through historic occupations. Data from the stratified deposits were used to answer research questions regarding changes in subsistence and technology through time. Analyses of flotation, pollen and macrofossil samples showed excellent...

  • Cultural Resources of the Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells. Stacie A. Reutter.

    Archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), National Park Service (NPS) conducted archeological surveys of portions of the Tucson Mountain District (TMD) of Saguaro National Park between April 25 and May 24, 1995 and from May 21 to July 23, 1996. Archeological projects have been conducted in the Tucson Mountain District of the Park since 1965. To date more than 7,800 acres of the District's 24,500 acres have been surveyed for archeological remains and 105 sites...

  • Data Recovery at Site 26WP2016, Great Basin National Park, White Pine County Nevada (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Loy C. Neff.

    Archeological data recovery was conducted at site 26WP2016, one of four previously recorded sites in the Baker Guard Station parcel, Great Basin National Park, in support of a proposed visitor center and parking lot. The results of the project suggest that the function of site 26WP2016 was similar during each of its prehistoric occupations: Great Basin Desert Archaic, Parowan Fremont and Western Shoshone. The site was an open, intermittently occupied campsite that served as the base for the...

  • Data Recovery for Five Archeological Sites Desert View Road Realignment Grand Canyon National Park (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Andrea C. Vermeer.

    Archeologists from the National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), conducted archeological investigations at five sites that will be affected by the proposed re-alignment of Desert View Road at Grand Canyon National Park. Fieldwork during June of 2000 included the relocation, mapping, and testing of these sites, as well as data recovery. The analysis and cataloging of all recovered materials were accomplished during the summer and fall of the same year. This...

  • Days in the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forests of Northern Arizona: Contributions to the Archeology of Petrified Forest National Park 1988-1992 (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffery F. Burton.

    This report presents the results of several archeological projects conducted at Petrified Forest National Park between the fall of 1988 and the spring of 1992. Projects include survey of large areas of the park, salvage of two eroding burials, collection of a basket, and initiation of a program of archeological site monitoring. Although preliminary information about these projects is on file at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center in Tucson, this report compiles the results and...

  • Excavations at Gu Achi: A Reappraisal of Hohokam Settlement and Subsistence in the Arizona Papagueria (1980)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text W. Bruce Masse.

    In the spring of 1973, the Western Archeological Center, National Park Service, conducted extensive surveys in the Papago Indian Reservation because of improvements proposed for several roadways (Stacy 1973). Among the numerous archeological features encountered were two prehistoric Hohokam sites. One of these, Gu Achi CAZ Z:12:l3 ASM) , is a major pre-Classic period Hohokam settlement a few miles west of Santa Rosa on Papago Indian Road (PIR) 34; the other site, Pisinimo, is a pre-Classic...

  • Excavations at Harmony Borax Works (1977)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text George A. Teague. Lynette O. Shenk.

    Archeological work carried out at Harmony Borax Works in Death Valley during the fall of 1976 was prompted by proposed management activities which include stabilization of ruins and replacement of fencing. Harmony Borax Works was the central feature in the opening of Death Valley and the subsequent popularity of the Furnace Creek area. The plant and associated townsite played an important role in Death Valley history.