Synthesis of Excavation Data For the Permian Basin Mitigation Program

Author(s): Jim Railey; John Rissetto; Matthew Bandy

Year: 2009


This document presents a synthesis of excavation data from the Permian Basin Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Area (Figure 1.1). This is the first task (Task 1) of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Permian Basin Mitigation Program. As specified in Request for Quotations (RFQ) L09PS00050, this task involves four subtasks: 1) compiling existing excavation data, 2) evaluating synthesis and research potential, 3) updating the BLM Carlsbad Field Office (CFO) geographic information system (GIS), and 4) creating a baseline dataset. This data synthesis task was completed by a team of investigators from both SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) and Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU).

The purpose of this program is to implement a creative, directed program to resolve adverse effects and, in particular, the cumulative and indirect effects of full-field oil and gas development in southeastern New Mexico. It will result in better decisions affecting the management of historic properties in the Permian Basin. High rates of erosion within the sand sheets of the region are compounding human-caused losses of artifacts, site features, and depositional integrity. The program seeks to acquire better knowledge about the prehistory of southeast New Mexico through the systematic application of a standard research design and a uniform field methodology. Information gained will improve the process for making determinations of eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places. Periodic public conferences and popular and technical synthesis will ensure that the public appreciates what the study of cultural resources can say regarding cultural developments in this frontier region (BLM Document NAR080078, page 19).

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Synthesis of Excavation Data For the Permian Basin Mitigation Program. Jim Railey, John Rissetto, Matthew Bandy. 2009 ( tDAR id: 378484) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8J38S80


Archaic Early Archaic Folsom Formative Period Late Archaic Middle Archaic Mogollon PaleoIndian

Fauna Fire Cracked Rock Ground Stone Macrobotanical Shell

Site Name
Boot Hill Site LA 101471 LA 101473 LA 101481 LA 104409 LA 104412 LA 104607 LA 109291 LA 109292 LA 109294 LA 109920 LA 109922 LA 109926 LA 112439 LA 112440 LA 113042 LA 113044 LA 113045 LA 113046 LA 113494 LA 115296 LA 118028 LA 118315 LA 118316 LA 119757 Show More

Site Type
Artifact Scatter Butchering / Kill Site Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Domestic Structures Funerary and Burial Structures or Features Hearth Hunting / Trapping Midden Pit Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno Storage Pit Trash Midden

Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.172; min lat: 32.013 ; max long: -103.085; max lat: 33.101 ;

Record Identifiers

BLM Contract No.(s): L08PC90396

Order No.(s): L09PD00225


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