Archeological Reconnaissance of Lands Adjacent To Grand Canyon

Author(s): George Teague; Carole McClellan

Year: 1978

Summary

This project was undertaken to provide a partial inventory and assessment of cultural resources in the Grand Canyon Adjacent Lands study area. This area, illustrated in Figure 1, includes portions of Kanab, Whitmore, Parashant, and Andrus Canyons and a part of the Shivwits Plateau, all located in the part of northwest Arizona known as the Arizona Strip. The study area was divided into western (Shivwits) and eastern (Kanab) survey areas.

Archeological survey was carried out in June and July 1977 and involved a total of 248 person days. Two hundred and twelve small transects, placed at statistical random, were inspected. Less than 1 percent of the study area's 730 square miles was covered by this method. Additional coverage of about 5 percent of the area was provided by helicopter inspection.

At 171 locations, indications of past human occupation were found; these included historic and prehistoric sites and isolated artifacts. Seven historic mines and ranches were recorded, as well as four prehistoric sites with above-ground masonry walls. Many of the sites are primarily lithic scatters, interpreted as prehistoric rock quarries, chipping stations, and camping sites. Cliff granaries, ceramic sherd scatters, and rock art were also found.

The original tDAR metadata record for this report included only citation information added to tDAR from data in the National Archeological Database (NADB). In 2019, a digital copy of the report was found in the ASU Libraries institutional data repository. The metadata for the report was enhanced and the report file added to tDAR.

Cite this Record

Archeological Reconnaissance of Lands Adjacent To Grand Canyon. George Teague, Carole McClellan. Tucson, Arizona: Western Archeological Center, National Park Service. 1978 ( tDAR id: 93120) ; doi:10.6067/XCV893120

Keywords

Culture
Ancestral Puebloan Archaic Historic PaleoIndian

Material
Ceramic Chipped Stone Ground Stone

Site Name
AZ A:10:1 (ASM) AZ A:11:1 (ASM) AZ A:11:2 (ASM) AZ A:11:3 (ASM) AZ A:11:4 (ASM) AZ A:11:5 (ASM) AZ A:14:1 (ASM) AZ A:14:10 (ASM) AZ A:14:11 (ASM) AZ A:14:12 (ASM) AZ A:14:13 (ASM) AZ A:14:14 (ASM) AZ A:14:15 (ASM) AZ A:14:16 (ASM) AZ A:14:17 (ASM) AZ A:14:18 (ASM) AZ A:14:2 (ASM) AZ A:14:3 (ASM) AZ A:14:4 (ASM) AZ A:14:5 (ASM) AZ A:14:6 (ASM) AZ A:14:7 (ASM) AZ A:14:8 (ASM) AZ A:14:9 (ASM) AZ A:15:10 (ASM) Show More

Site Type
Adobe Structure Artifact Scatter Campsite Canal Chipping Station Corral Dam Granary Hearth Isolated Artifact Lithic Scatter Masonry Room Mine Mine Shaft Pictograph Quarry Ranch Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno Rock Alignment Rock Circle Rock Shelter Sherd Scatter Stone Structure

Spatial Coverage

min long: -114.026; min lat: 36 ; max long: -111.684; max lat: 36.972 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Kurt Anschuetz; John Hohmann; Gale McPherson

Sponsor(s): Western Archeological Center, National Park Service

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2000604

NADB citation id number(s): 000000147237

Notes

General Note: The original tDAR metadata record for this report included only citation information added to tDAR from data in the National Archeological Database (NADB). In 2019, a digital copy of the report was found in the ASU Libraries institutional data repository. The metadata for the report was enhanced and the report file added to tDAR.

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