Man and Settlement in the Upper Santa Ana River Drainage: A Cultural Resources Overview


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, instead of analyzing each area in isolation, the first stage of the prehistoric, ethnographic, and historic research emphasizes the San Bernardino Valley as the unit of analysis. Cultural resources for each Study Area and Borrow Site are then described and placed into the appropriate context.

Field checks directed by both the literature and the documentary evidence were conducted in each of the proposed reservoirs. Field checks were only made in areas likely or purported to contain sites. Eight sites were recorded, and one previously recorded site revisited.

Based on the literature and documentary evidence and the results of the field checks, recommendations are offered at three levels. First, general recommendations are made about the way future research should be conducted. Specifically, it is suggested that more emphasis be placed on Quaternary studies and that field survey methods include a subsurface testing component. Second, eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places for specific sites visited or recorded are evaluated and suggestions made for further testing. Finally, sample surveys are designed for each Study Area and Borrow Site.

A Volume 2, "Data Compendium" originally was published with this technical report. This second volume, which contains archaeological site inventory forms and map locations, is not included as a downloadable file with this tDAR record. Individuals interested in obtaining this information should contact SRI Press, the Los Angeles District of the Corps of Engineers, or the California State Historic Preservation Office.

Cite this Record

Man and Settlement in the Upper Santa Ana River Drainage: A Cultural Resources Overview. Jeffrey H. Altschul, Martin R. Rose, Michael K. Lerch. Statistical Research Technical Series ,1. Tucson, AZ: Statistical Research, Inc. 1984 ( tDAR id: 126101) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8VX0HW6

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -117.682; min lat: 33.806 ; max long: -116.614; max lat: 34.379 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): SRI Press

Sponsor(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District

Prepared By(s): Statistical Research, Inc.

Submitted To(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 1061425

NADB citation id number(s): 000000019026


General Note: Originally the information in this record was migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated.

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