Petrified Forest National Park Boundary Survey, 1988: The Final Season

Author(s): Susan J. Wells

Year: 1989


The fourth and final season of the Petrified Forest National Park Boundary Survey was conducted from June 27 to July 15, 1988. Twenty-one miles of quarter-mile-wide corridor were surveyed along the northern and western edges of the Painted Desert. Additional survey was conducted in

various localities throughout the park including Pilot Rock, Mountain Lion

Mesa and a ridge system southeast of Agate House. Intensive rock art

recording at Mountain Lion Mesa was undertaken upon completion of the

survey. Nineteen sites and twelve isolated artifacts were recorded.

Also included in this report is a rock art analysis by Don D. Christensen (Chapter 4). He summarizes the rock art sites recorded this summer and compares Petrified Forest rock art with other rock art from the Rio Grande and Little Colorado River regions.

In addition to summarizing this season's discoveries, this report

includes a settlement pattern study using all survey data collected since

1978. Broad patterns of settlement are compared with the Homol'ovi State

Park and Southwest Hopi Buttes survey data.

Cite this Record

Petrified Forest National Park Boundary Survey, 1988: The Final Season. Susan J. Wells. Publications in Anthropology ,51. Tucson, Arizona: Western Archeological and Conservation Center. 1989 ( tDAR id: 4288) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8668BKT

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 500 to 1500

Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.979; min lat: 34.778 ; max long: -109.575; max lat: 35.181 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Don D. Christensen

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