The Archaeology of the Western Mojave


This report details the planning, implementation and results of a cultural resources inventory (or reconnaissance)of a 0.6% sample of approximately 1.4 million acres in the western portion of the Mojave Desert. The project was conducted in 1978-1979 by Archaeological Research, Inc. under my direction and in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (contract YA-512-CT8-160).

This document is intended principally as a management and research tool. It was prepared specifically for the BLM Desert Planning Staff, as an aid in the preparation of a plan, required under the Federal Land Management and Policy Act of 1976, for the protection and use of the California Desert. The report is addressed secondarily to anthropologists and historians, who may be particularly concerned with the substantive and theoretical findings stemming from the research. Non-professional readers may therefore find many of the discussions and other passages that follow to be of little personal interest.

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

The Archaeology of the Western Mojave. Gary B. Coombs, Richard McCarty, Tara Shepperson, Sharon Dean. Cultural Resources Publications - Archaeology. Riverside, CA: Bureau of Land Management. 1979 ( tDAR id: 127411) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QR4Z3S

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -117.803; min lat: 33.871 ; max long: -114.131; max lat: 35.809 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Sponsor(s): Bureau of Land Management

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Research, Inc.

Record Identifiers

Contract Number(s): YA-512-CT8-160

NADB document id number(s): 1044172

NADB citation id number(s): 000000015571

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