Cultural Resource Overview of the Eureka, Saline, Panamint, and Darwin Region; East Central California


In September 1977 the Bureau of Land Management contracted with Regional Environmental Consultants (RECON) for the completion of a Class I cultural resource inventory for the Darwin, Eureka, Saline, and Panamint Planning Units within the California desert. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the existing information available about the cultural record of the area.

The project was conducted for several reasons, including legal requirements of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management: the need for detailed information for incorporation of cultural information into the planning process: and the accumulation of a previously highly scattered body of information into one manageable element.

Cultural resources are defined as fragile and nonrenewable evidences of human activity, occupation, and endeavor as reflected in districts, sites, structures, artifacts, objects, ruins, works of art, architecture, and natural features that were of importance in human events. While cultural resources are further categorized as having prehistoric or historic values, each of these aspects represents part of a continuum of events from the earliest evidences of human activity to the present time.

This project is part of a comprehensive study of the cultural resources of the Darwin, Eureka, Panamint and Saline Planning Units, California, which is being performed by the Bureau of Land Management's Desert Planning Staff. The data will be used for Environmental Analysis Records, Environmental Statements, Unit Resource Analyses, Management Fieldwork Plans, and other BLM projects.

Originally the information in this record was migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. In 2014, as part of its effort to improve tDAR content, the Center for Digital Antiquity uploaded a copy of the document and further improved the record metadata.

Cite this Record

Cultural Resource Overview of the Eureka, Saline, Panamint, and Darwin Region; East Central California. Richard H. Norwood, Charles S. Bull, Ronald Quinn, Emma Lou Davis, Ronald Quinn. Cultural Resources Publications: Anthropology - History. Riverside, California: Bureau of Land Management. 1980 ( tDAR id: 121571) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89K4C6H

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -13000 to 1980

Spatial Coverage

min long: -118.216; min lat: 35.7 ; max long: -117.099; max lat: 37.635 ;

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 1043475; 1040093; 1081749; 1043476

NADB citation id number(s): 000000021549; 000000012552; 000000014886; 000000014885

Contract No.(s): YA-512-CT7-226


General Note: Sent from: Regional Environmental Consultants, San Diego

General Note: Submitted to: Bureau of Land Management, Riverside

General Note: Contract number: YA-512-CT7-226

General Note: Originally this record was automatically added to tDAR from NADB. In 2014, a copy of the document was added and the record metadata was updated. There were multiple records (tDAR id: 196916, 190806, 196915) for this document, which have been marked as "duplicate".

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