The Salado Preservation Initiative: Combining Research Investigations with Regional Preservation Planning

Author(s): Matthew Peeples; Andy Laurenzi; William Doelle

Year: 2015


Regional planning is an essential element of comprehensive archaeological management programs. The Salado Preservation Initiative at Archaeology Southwest is linked to our research agenda focused on Salado and related developments across the Southwest in the late precontact period. Working exclusively within a temporally defined period of record (1250-1450) and conscribed geographically by the distribution of Roosevelt redware, Archaeology Southwest conducted a series of expert workshops and interviews using a geographic information system and archaeological site databases to collectively identify high-priority archaeological resources (sites, site complexes and in some instance landscapes). This project demonstrates the potential advantages of using research to complement assessments of individual site eligibility for purposes of listing on the National Register of Historic Places by providing an added layer of regionally contextualized information at larger geographic scales. By establishing spatially explicit priority areas, this information assists Archaeology Southwest in focusing its cultural resource protection efforts and can also enhance cultural resource considerations in local, state, and federal land use planning.

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The Salado Preservation Initiative: Combining Research Investigations with Regional Preservation Planning. Andy Laurenzi, Matthew Peeples, William Doelle. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396417)


Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest

Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;