A Cultural Resources Sample Survey of Operation Zones, Barry M. Goldwater Range, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona
From June to September 1989, Statistical Research conducted a non-collection Class II cultural resources survey of 5,200 acres within the R2301W segment of the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Yuma County, Arizona. The areas targeted for survey conformed to topographic surfaces on which archaeologists had found sites in the past. These areas were concentrated in the Baker Peaks and northern Copper Mountain regions as well as the eastern flanks of the Tinajas Altas and Gila Mountain ranges.
The survey located and documented 43 sites (37 prehistoric, 5 historic, and 1 multicomponent site) and 71 isolated finds. The majority of sites are located within bajada and mountain edge areas and consist of predominantly lithic and sherd scatters and cleared circles. A variety of additional site types were located in lesser numbers. Historic properties consisted largely of mining-related features near mountains and hills.
The results of the survey, together with past work in the area, were used to develop an overarching research design for the project. This design not only presents research questions and data requirements, but also specifies additional survey requirements and outlines a testing program. Based on this design, 17 sites recorded during the survey were recommended to be either eligible or potentially eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Document chapters include the project history and background, sample survey strategy, survey results, evaluation of survey results, and direction of future research.
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A Cultural Resources Sample Survey of Operation Zones, Barry M. Goldwater Range, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona. Jeffrey H. Altschul, Bruce A. Jones. Statistical Research Technical Series ,24. Tucson, AZ: SRI Press. 1989 ( tDAR id: 400872) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ST7SDZ
Basalt • Buffware • Building Materials • Ceramic • Chipped Stone • Fire Cracked Rock • Glass • Granite • Ground Stone • Juniper (Juniperus sp.) • Lower Colorado Buffware • Mesquite (Prosopis sp.) • Metal • Meta-Sandstone • Mineral • Mortar • Obsidian • Ocotillo • Petrified Wood • Quartz • Quartzite • Rhyolite • Shell • Wood
Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Cache • Cairn • Cave • Ceramic Scatter • Chipping Station • Cleared Area • Cleared Circle • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Encampment • Foundation • House • Hunting / Trapping • Hunting Blind • Hunting Drive • Intaglio • Intaglio / Geoglyph • Isolated Artifact • Kiln • Lithic Reduction Area • Lithic Scatter • Mine • Mine-Related Structures • Mine Shaft • Mine Tunnels • Mound / Earthwork • Non-Domestic Structures • Quarry • Rock Alignment • Rock Art • Rock Ring • Rock Shelter • Rock Wall • Settlements • Sheet Midden • Sleeping Circle • Stone and Mortar Kiln • Stone Foundation • Tent Platform • Trail • Trash Scatter • Wall
Beer Bottle • Bottle • Can • Ceramic Vessel • Core • Flake • Glass Bottle • Hammerstone • Hole-In-Top Can • Juniper (Juniperus sp.) Stick • Mano • Mesquite (Prosopis sp.) Stick • Meta-Sandstone Flake • Metate • Ocotillo Branch • Projectile Point • Spirit Stick • Timber Shoring • Tool • Tree Limb Buttress • Vessel
Altas Mountains • Arizona (State / Territory) • Baker Peaks • Barry M. Goldwater Range • Cabeza Prieta Mountains • Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge • Cipriano Pass • Copper Mountains • East Copper Mountains • El Camino del Diablo • Gila Mountains • Lechuguilla Desert • Luke Air Force Range • Maricopa County (County) • Mohawk Mountains • Mohawk Valley • Papagueria • Pima County (County) • Raven Butte • Sonoran Desert • Tinajas Altas • Yuma, AZ • Yuma County (County) • Yuma Desert
min long: -114.664; min lat: 31.728 ; max long: -112.313; max lat: 32.843 ;
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Contact(s): SRI Press
Landowner(s): Bureau of Land Management
Prepared By(s): E. I. P. Associates, Inc.
Submitted To(s): Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Western Division
Contract No.(s): N62474-88-D-5059/0006
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