Saddle Mountain Wilderness, North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest

Author(s): Marielle Pedro Black; Connie Reid

Year: 2018


The Kaibab National Forest has a long history of completing site inventory, recordation, and research within wilderness areas with the help of assorted volunteers. Recent work on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest in the Saddle Mountain Wilderness has been the result of the Wildcat and Fuller fires. Archaeological involvement during the fire planning process helps to proactively identify and protect heritage resources ahead of fire spread. Working with fire crews, archaeologists are able to prep, discover, and avoid/protect sites. Sites located in fire planning or burned areas are highly visible for easy recordation, and require resource damage assessments to evaluate and treat sites susceptible to erosion and other disturbances. The occurrence of fires in wilderness offer an opportunity to learn more about sites that may not otherwise be achieved except during directed research activities carried out with the help of volunteers. Exposed sites are ideal for research regarding fire effects and spatial and temporal land use studies, as well as gaining a more comprehensive view of features and artifacts within and among sites.

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Saddle Mountain Wilderness, North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest. Marielle Pedro Black, Connie Reid. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444081)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 18846