Velarde Community Ditch Project - New Mexico Phase III (Ditch Rehabilitation): Cultural Resources Investigations
The on-the-ground survey of the ditches was designed to locate any remnants of prehistoric activities and to note the historic and historic/modern structures and use areas which reflect the past and intertwine with the ditches and fields to create the ambient that is the San Juan Valley. The notations and locations have been used to ensure that carrying out Stage III of the project would disturb or destroy as few resources as possible and to contribute to the general knowledge of the history of the area.
The scope and nature of the proposed construction activity, previous investigations (which began in 1983), and the general culture history of the project area dictated the approach used in conducting cultural resources (CR) investigations for Stage III of the project.
Primary disturbance or destruction was along and to the acequias. Staging areas and access routes to all project features were affected to a lesser degree.
In the cultural resources appendix to the Environmental Assessment for Stage I activities for the Velarde Community Ditch Project, an approach to survey of borrow sources, which were to be identified by the contractor shortly after award of contract, was defined. The approach, which was rigorously followed during the construction and periodic repair of the now completed structures, has proven to be expedient and has protected the resources. The same approach was followed during modification of the ditches.
Background research for the 1983 assessment included a check of Museum of New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology (LA) site files for recorded prehistoric and historic sites, of which there were only six, and the determination that none of these would be affected by the Stage I work. These sites, and the two recorded during CR survey of the diversion structure sites, are discussed in relation to the Stage III construction along with the results of the intensive survey of the acequias and documentary research of the history of the area.
Cite this Record
Velarde Community Ditch Project - New Mexico Phase III (Ditch Rehabilitation): Cultural Resources Investigations. Cultural Resources Investigations. 1988 ( tDAR id: 402867) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8402867
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Adobe • Andesite • Basalt • Black-on-Buffware • Black-on-Whiteware • Blackware • Brick • Brownware • Buffware • Building Materials • Ceramic • Chalcedony • Chipped Stone • Cobble • Concrete • Gaudy Dutch Ware • Glass • Grayware • Ground Stone • Kaepo Blackware • Metamorphosed Sandstone • Micaceous Ware • Mineral • Mottled Obsidian • Obsidian • Ploychrome Ware • Powhoge Polychrome Ware • Quartzite • Redware • River Cobble • Rock Quartz • Sandstone • San Juan Redware • San Juan Ware • Whiteware • Wood Show More
10:26 • 9:27 • 9:43 • Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe • Capilla de San Rafael • LA144 • LA32386 • LA37549 • LA3942 • LA46579 • LA46580 • LA547 • La Canova • Los Luceros Hacienda • Pioge • Sajiu
Adobe Cistern • Adobe Structure • Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Basalt Boulder Alignment • Basalt Bridge Abutment • Basalt Wall • Boulder Alignment • Brick Circle • Bridge • Bridge Abutment • Burial • Ceramic Scatter • Church / Religious Structure • Cistern • Cobble Retaining Wall • Concrete Gate • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Fence • Flume • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Gate • House • Non-Domestic Structures • Petroglyph • Pueblo • Railroad • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Retaining Wall • Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features • Rock Art • Room Block / Compound / Pueblo • Sherd Scatter • Structure • Wall • Water Control Feature • Well • Wooden Flume • Wooden Gate Show More
Reconnaissance / Survey
Alcalde Ditch • Ancones Ditch • Andesite Flake • Basalt Cobble • Basalt Flake • Bowl • Chalcedony Flake • Chili Line • Core • Cultivator • D&RGRR • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad • Dough Bowl • El Guique Ditch • El Medio Ditch • Flake • Forest Crossen • Garcia Ditch • Horse-Drawn Cultivator • La Canova Ditch • Los Chicos Ditch • Lt. John Bourke • Lyden-Medio Ditch • Mano • Metamorphosed Sandstone Flake • Metate • Obsidian Flake • Obsidian Projectile Point • Projectile Point • Quartz Flake • Quartzite • Redware Storage Vessel • Riconada Ditch • Sandstone Flake • Slipware • Storage Vessel • USDA Velarde Agriculture Station • Utility Ware • Velarde Community Ditch • Velarde Community Ditch Project Show More
Alcalde, NM • Arroyo de los Chavez • Arroyo del Pueblo • Black Mesa • Canada de las Entranas • Canoa, NM • Chama River • Estaca, NM • Guique, NM • La Hoya, NM • La Joya, NM • La Villita, NM • Lyden, NM • Lyden Bridge • New Mexico (State / Territory) • Pueblito, NM • Rio Arriba • Rio Grande • San Juan Pueblo Grant • San Juan Valley
Calendar Date: 1880 to 1941 (Years in which the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Chili Line ran.)
min long: -106.138; min lat: 35.968 ; max long: -105.942; max lat: 36.179 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager
Landowner(s): Private Owner
Salt River Project Library Barcode No.(s): 00030752
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