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Site 26CK206 Near Atlatl Rock, Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County, Nevada: A Re-examination of Site Recording Techniques, Condition, and Interpretation After 50 Years

Author(s): Kevin Rafferty

Year: 2016

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Summary

Although Valley of Fire has been mentioned in the archaeological literature since the 1930s (Harrington n.d.), the first real reconnaissance surveys were conducted by the Richard and Mary Shutler in 1961 (Shutler and Shutler 1962). They recorded 32 sites throughout the park, many of which were near present-day Atlatl Rock. One particular site, 26CK206, was recorded by the Shutlers at that time, and also partially by Heizer and Baumhoff (1962). In 2011 the CSN Valley of Fire survey project re-recorded the site as part of its on-going efforts in the park. Comparisons will be made between the data reported by the Shutlers in 1962 and CSN in 2011, keeping in mind the effects of environmental impacts to the site over the last 50 years and differences in methodology and interpretation.


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Site 26CK206 Near Atlatl Rock, Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County, Nevada: A Re-examination of Site Recording Techniques, Condition, and Interpretation After 50 Years. Kevin Rafferty. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403470)


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Geographic Keywords
North America - Great Basin


Spatial Coverage

min long: -122.761; min lat: 29.917 ; max long: -109.27; max lat: 42.553 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America