Archeological Survey at Great Basin National Park: 1998 and 1999


Archeological survey and site assessment were conducted in Great Basin National Park between May 20 and July 8 of 1998 and between June 3 and July 7 of 1999 by archeologists from the Western Archeological and Conservation Center. Surveyed areas included sites of proposed undertakings, backcountry campsites and trails, known sites that lacked archeological documentation, features associated with the Lehman Caves National Monument era, and parcels of land along Snake Creek Canyon and Baker Creek. In the course of these surveys, 34 prehistoric sites and small sites, 17 prehistoric isolates, 12 historic -period sites, and 6 historic -period isolates were recorded. In addition, 17 previously recorded sites were revisited to monitor site condition, and addenda to site records were

created for three of the revisited historic-period sites.

Prehistoric sites recorded during the GRBA 1998A and GRBA 1999A survey projects date to Archaic, Fremont, and Shoshone periods. These include artifact scatters, rockshelters, petroglyph sites, and rock circles. The historic -period sites include dendroglyph concentrations, trash scatters, and features associated with mining, logging, homesteading, and water improvement. This report summarizes the GRBA 1998A and GRBA 1999A projects and includes a description of all the recorded sites and isolates, evaluations of the significance of these properties, and recommendations for the management of the significant resources.

Cite this Record

Archeological Survey at Great Basin National Park: 1998 and 1999. Laura S. Bergstresser, JoAnn Blalack. Publications in Anthropology ,92. Tucson, Arizona: Western Archeological and Conservation Center. 2006 ( tDAR id: 4358) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8J101CH

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -4000 to 1900

Spatial Coverage

min long: -114.241; min lat: 38.855 ; max long: -114.097; max lat: 39.001 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Shirley Shirley

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