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Between Desert and Oasis: Historic Irrigation Systems in the Western United States

Author(s): Christopher Hetzel ; Melissa Cascella

Year: 2015

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Summary

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.


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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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Temporal Keywords
1850-1960


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 550

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