An overview of cultural resources monitoring at the Nevada National Security Site

Author(s): Tatianna Menocal

Year: 2017


An integral component of the cultural resources management program at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is the monitoring of cultural resources that have been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The Desert Research Institute periodically conducts field evaluations of these cultural resources in order to document their condition and note any deterioration due to natural processes or unauthorized activities. NRHP eligible properties at the NNSS include prehistoric and historic archaeological sites as well as historic buildings and structures. A few of these resources are inspected annually, while others are selected from a list of NRHP eligible properties and are monitored at longer intervals. The NNSS cultural resources monitoring project is a long-term endeavor and provides a photographic and written record of these cultural resources through time and serves as an indicator of the overall effectiveness of the National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office’s NNSS cultural resources program. This poster presents an overview and results of cultural resources monitoring at the NNSS with case studies of the different kinds of cultural resources found there.

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An overview of cultural resources monitoring at the Nevada National Security Site. Tatianna Menocal. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429733)

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Great Basin Nevada

Geographic Keywords
North America - Great Basin

Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 16045