Between Desert and Oasis: Historic Irrigation Systems in the Western United States
On the boundary between archaeology and architecture, irrigation systems and their unique features are often expansive and exhibit subtle nuances, presenting challenges to cultural resources professionals on how to best record and evaluate these distinctive resources. Using experience gleaned from large projects in California and Oregon, topics to be discussed include methodologies, lessons learned, and insights into potential recordation efficiencies. Also, the historical significance behind these sometimes underappreciated resources will be shared.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Nodes and Modes of Connectivity: Old and New World Studies on Frontiers and Borderlands •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2015
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Between Desert and Oasis: Historic Irrigation Systems in the Western United States. Christopher Hetzel, Melissa Cascella. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434096)
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