Archeological Survey for the Shivwits Plateau Multiyear Prescribed Burn Project, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument


In 1998 Archeological survey was completed on several parcels of woodland on the Shivwits Plateau that are scheduled for prescribed burning within the boundaries of Lake Mead National Recreation Area

(LAME) by archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) and the LAME Cultural Resources Division. These NPS lands lie within the area designated as the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument by presidential proclamation on January 11, 2000. This study was undertaken in compliance with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which requires managers of public lands to identify and protect those properties that have, or may have,

historical or archeological significance under the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) guidelines in the event of potentially ground-disturbing activities. Fieldwork was completed between 18 May and 5

June 1998. A total of 3,090 acres was surveyed near the Mt. Dellenbaugh and Twin Point areas.

During this project, 20 archeological sites and 24 isolated archeological finds were identified and recorded. These resources include one and two-room habitation structures with associated scatters, prehistoric artifact scatters, and one historical artifact scatter. Sites recorded include Archaic, Virgin Anasazi, and Southern Paiute components. The majority of the sites date to the Pueblo II period or include a component dating to this period. Archaic cultural materials were most commonly found along

the canyon rims. All of the sites located during fieldwork are considered significant under NRHP criterion D, having potential to inform our knowledge of the Virgin Anasazi occupation of the Arizona Strip, Southwestern Archaic patterns, and to a lesser degree prehistoric and protohistoric Southern Paiute occupations.

Cite this Record

Archeological Survey for the Shivwits Plateau Multiyear Prescribed Burn Project, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. Joseph Svinarich. Publications in Anthropology ,91. Tucson, Arizona: Western Archeological and Conservation Center. 2006 ( tDAR id: 4357) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8G15ZS7

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1 to 1900

Spatial Coverage

min long: -113.893; min lat: 35.74 ; max long: -113.121; max lat: 36.235 ;

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