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Vanishing River Volume 4: Chapter 03: The Vanished River: Historical-Period Impacts to Desert Landscapes and Archaeological Implications

Part of the Lower Verde Archaeological project

Author(s): Stephanie M. Whittlesey

Editor(s): Stephanie M. Whittlesey ; Richard Ciolek-Torrello ; Jeffrey H. Altschul

Year: 1997

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Summary

In Chapter 3, Whittlesey provides a description of the current state of the Verde River and discusses the history of intensive landscape modifications to the Verde and other rivers in central and southern Arizona (including the Salt, Gila, Colorado, Little Colorado, San Pedro, and Santa Cruz) . She first reviews archaeological and documentary evidence for changes to Arizona's riverine environments in both the prehistoric and historic periods. She focuses on accounts from the Spanish Colonial entradas, early trappers, and the first American interests. Whittlesey then reviews the histories of modifications to riparian landscapes and their consequences. She concludes with a discussion of the implications for the archaeological record.


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Vanishing River Volume 4: Chapter 03: The Vanished River: Historical-Period Impacts to Desert Landscapes and Archaeological Implications. Stephanie M. Whittlesey, Stephanie M. Whittlesey, Richard Ciolek-Torrello, Jeffrey H. Altschul. In Vanishing River: Landscapes and Lives of the Lower Verde Valley: The Lower Verde Archaeological Project: Overview, Synthesis, and Conclusions. Pp. 29-58. Tucson, AZ: Statistical Research, Inc. Press. 1997 ( tDAR id: 5835) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8N58JVC


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 700 to 1994


Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.845; min lat: 33.804 ; max long: -111.591; max lat: 34.082 ;

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