An Archaeological Survey of a Rail Loading Site and Conveyor and Communications Line by Black Mesa, Preliminary Report
Author(s): Peter J. Pilles, Jr.
The Museum of Northern Arizona investigated a proposed rail loading site and conveyor and communication line right-of-way to provide archaeological clearance for the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District. The reconnaissance was performed by Alexander J. Lindsay, Jr., Curator of Anthropology, and Peter J. Pilles, Jr., Salvage Archaeologist, on December 18 and 19, 1969.
The rail loading site is located in the Klethla Valley adjacent to the Four Corners Pipeline, 0.8 miles west of the road to Navajo National Monument along U.S. Route 164. It encompasses 100 acres and measures 2,087 feet to a side. The conveyor and communication line right-of-way starts at the southeast, corner of the rail loading site, goes up the side and bench of Black Mesa, and ends on top of Black Mesa at the west line of lands leased from the Navajo Tribe by the Peabody Coal Company, 3.5 miles from the rail loading site.
A total of seventeen sites were located inside or quite close to these proposed facilities. Ten are in the rail loading yard and seven are along the conveyor and communication line right-of-way. All were marked with red, white, and blue flagging tape with,the temporary site field number written on the white flagging tape.
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An Archaeological Survey of a Rail Loading Site and Conveyor and Communications Line by Black Mesa, Preliminary Report. Peter J. Pilles, Jr.. 1969 ( tDAR id: 436455) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8436455
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Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Cist • Corral • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Encampment • Fire-Cracked Rock Concentration • Hamlet / Village • Hearth • Hogan • Masonry Unit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Rock Concentration • Room Block / Compound / Pueblo • Settlements • Storage Structure • Sweat House / Sweat Lodge • Trash Area • Wattle & Daub (Jacal) Structure
min long: -110.748; min lat: 36.415 ; max long: -110.036; max lat: 36.838 ;
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Contact(s): Richard Anduze
Prepared By(s): Museum of Northern Arizona
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