Archaeological Resources at Los Esteros Lake, New Mexico

Author(s): Frances Levine; Charles M. Mobley

Year: 1976


A survey of areas, which will be directly or indirectly affected by construction of a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers dam on the Pecos River in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, recorded 246 archaeological sites. In this sample 133 prehistoric, 69 historic, and 44 multiple component sites were recorded. Eleven site categories were defined on the basis of surface remains. These categories included: two differently constructed types of multistructured historic sites; low-walled sandstone enclosures; miscellaneous sandstone and historic sites; rockshelters; lithic scatters; open camp, activity and processing sites; tipi rings; isolated finds; a prehistoric bedrock quarry; and an isolated rock art panel. Occupation dates are tentative but appear to span from 10,000 B.C. to A.D. 1920. This temporal estimate and the general range of site types is consistent with the known archaeology of eastern New Mexico in general.

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Archaeological Resources at Los Esteros Lake, New Mexico. Frances Levine, Charles M. Mobley. 1976 ( tDAR id: 447053) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8447053


Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.468; min lat: 34.244 ; max long: -102.283; max lat: 37.623 ;

Record Identifiers

Contract No.(s): CX700040157

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