The Archaeology of the Northeast Mojave Desert


This report is concerned with the results of an archaeological survey of approximately 17,000 acres in the northeastern portion of the Mojave Desert. For readers unfamiliar with the term, an archaeological survey (or inventory) generally consists of an on foot reconnaissance of a given area, in search of archaeological sites located on the surface of the ground. The survey includes the reconnaissance itself, together with the recording of site and other information. The Northeast Mojave survey covered 1% of the total surface area within that region.

The research was conducted by Archaeological Research, Inc. under contract YA-5l2-CT7-236 with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, as part of the Bureau's California Desert Planning Program.

This report is intended primarily as a management and research tool. It was originally written specifically for the BLM Desert Planning Staff, to aid them in the preparation of a plan, required by law, for the protection and use of the California Desert. Since the research led to a number of important findings concerning the prehistory and history of the Northeast Mojave, the report is addressed, secondarily, to professional anthropologists and historians interested in this particular area, or similar areas or peoples in other parts of the world.

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 Northeast Mojave Desert. Gary B. Coombs, Robert H. Crabtree, Elizabeth Warren. Cultural Resources Publications-Archaeology. California Desert Office: Bureau of Land Management. 1979 ( tDAR id: 190859) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8FF3T9R

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -118.175; min lat: 34.814 ; max long: -115.069; max lat: 37.116 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Sponsor(s): Bureau of Land Management

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Research, Inc.

Record Identifiers

Contract Number(s): YA-512-CT7-236

NADB document id number(s): 1040196; 1044171; 1040059

NADB citation id number(s): 000000012621; 000000012519; 000000015570


General Note: Crabtree, Robert H.

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 two additional records (tDAR id: 191132 , 127410) for this document, which have been marked as "duplicate".

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