ARCHEOLOGICAL ROAD CORRIDOR SURVEY, PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, 1978 AND 1979

In 1978 and 1979, the National Park Service funded archeological surveys along the main Petrified Forest Road in order to enable better management decisions concerning road maintenance and related construction activity within the Park. The report discusses the results of those surveys. Seventy-four archeological sites were recorded including lithic scatters and quarry areas of unknown age and cultural affiliation, lithic sites of Archaic Jay and Bajada phase affiliation, petroglyphs, ceramic sites ranging from Basketmaker III through Late Pueblo III and historic sites. In addition to site description summaries, the report presents an environmental background and a summary of previous archeological research. It also discusses prehistoric trade, population movement and settlement-subsistence patterns as well as historic use of the area. Finally, recommendations for the management of the resources are made.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Park Service

    Western Archeological Center
    Tucson, AZ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hammack, N S
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPS/WAC-80/02 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM