Excavation on Black Mesa, 1979: A Descriptive Report


During the fall of 1978, the Black Mesa Archaeological Project (BMAP) was requested by Peabody Coal Company to carry out archaeological research in three areas of the Peabody lease on Black Mesa, Arizona. The purpose of this research was to mitigate the adverse impact of future mining activity and to provide archaeological clearance for these mining activities. This work was carried out under Antiquities Act Permit number 78-AZ-040 (expiration date, May 30, 1981), 79-AZ-055 (expiration date, February 21, 1980), Navajo Tribal Permit number 44 (expiration date, May 30, 1981), and Hopi Tribal Resolution number H- 52-75 (expiration date, February 21, 1980).

Excavation was carried out during the summer of 1979 under the direction of Shirley Powell of Southern Illinois University (SIU), with the assistance of Anthony L. Klesert and Robert Layhe of SIU. Jeanie Goodman and George Holley directed the laboratory analysis. George J. Gumerman and Shirley Powell served as principal investigators for the project.

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Excavation on Black Mesa, 1979: A Descriptive Report. Shirley Powell, Robert Layhe, Anthony L. Klesert. 1980 ( tDAR id: 427909) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8427909

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.41; min lat: 34.935 ; max long: -109.072; max lat: 35.299 ;

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Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Peter P. Andrews; Susan Bearden; Belinda Blomberg; Gary B. DeMarcay; Katharine W. Fernstrom; Jean French; Jeffrey L. Hantman; Jack Harrington; George Holley; Johna Hutira; Anthony L. Klesert; Susan A. Lansman; Robert Layhe; Cathy J. Lebo; Julie Murphy; Patricia Plante; John Ravesloot; Mary S. Riley; Scott C. Russell; Michele Seme; Clifton Sink; Stephen R. Whitecotton

Principal Investigator(s): George J. Gumerman

Project Director(s): Shirley Powell

Sponsor(s): Peabody Coal Company

Prepared By(s): Southern Illinois University, Center for Archaeological Investigations

Record Identifiers

Research Paper No.(s): 18

Hopi Tribal Resolution No.(s): H-52-75

Antiquities Act Permit No.(s): 78-AZ-040; 79-AZ-055

Navajo Tribal Permit No.(s): 44

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