Relocation of an Historic Navajo Grave at Captain Tom Dam, Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico: Letter Report

Summary

Fieldwork was conducted to reloacte a 60-year-old Navajo grave at Captain Tom Dam on the Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico. A lineal descendant had staked the general area where the grave was believed to be located. This area was approximately 12x13 m — and a buffer of 12 m was placed around the general area identified by the family member for a total study area of 24x25 m. A GPR survey was conducted to identify specific anomalies that might represent the burial. The GPR data yielded no evidence of cultural disturbance related to a burial in the study area.

This letter report presents the details of this search.

Photos taken during the project can be found at tDAR ID: 393873.

The photo log can be found at tDAR ID: 393872.

The report of the data recovery project at TD#1 and NM-H-46-66 is available at tDAR ID: 393871.

Cite this Record

Relocation of an Historic Navajo Grave at Captain Tom Dam, Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico: Letter Report. Teresa L. Pinter, Jennie Sturm, Lawrence Conyers. Tempe, Arizona: Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. 2007 ( tDAR id: 393874) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Z60Q1M

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.764; min lat: 36.267 ; max long: -108.732; max lat: 36.308 ;

Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation BPA No.(s): 07A4132-4001

ACS Project No.(s): 07-304-06

General Services Administration Contract No.(s): GS10F0224P

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