Cultural Resources Inventory on Pima County Conservation Lands: Sampling Methods, Results, and Future Management Goals
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
This poster presents several case studies from the last two years exemplifying Pima County’s goals to develop large-scale land management strategies and plans, with a specific focus on managing cultural resources. Since the 2000 publication of Pima County’s Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (SDCP), a science-based planning tool that identifies sensitive and threatened areas that may contain important natural and cultural resources, approximately 100,000 acres have been acquired by Pima County for conservation purposes. Over the last 20 years, Pima County has largely focused on land acquisitions, however, in 2016 when additional conservation-oriented legal restrictions were placed on acquired lands, a shift to resource management has been underway. As of 2016, only two percent of acquired lands had been inventoried for cultural resources, therefore, current management goals include expanded inventories through designing and conducting sample surveys. Further, additional inventories will help refine an early SDCP spatial model, which defined areas of low, moderate, and high archaeological sensitivity in eastern Pima County based on variables including known archaeological site locations, distance to permanent water, and inventoried areas. The implications of different sampling strategies and a need for future research that would include archival research, oral histories, and ethnographic research, are presented.
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Cultural Resources Inventory on Pima County Conservation Lands: Sampling Methods, Results, and Future Management Goals. Courtney Rose, Cannon Daughtrey. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449817)
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