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Title: Pajarito Plateau archaeological survey and excavations. [Los Alamos Reservation]

Abstract

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory lands were surveyed to locate pre-Columbian Indian ruins. The survey results will permit future construction to be planned so that most of the ancient sites in the area can be preserved. Indian occupation of the area occurred principally from late Pueblo III times (late 13th century) until early Pueblo V (about the middle of the 16th century). There are evidences of sporadic Indian use of the area for some 10,000 years. One Folsom point has been found, as well as many other archaic varieties of projectile points. Continued use of the region well into the historic period is indicated by pictographic art that portrays horses. In addition to an account of the survey, the report contains summaries of excavations made on Laboratory lands between 1950 and 1975.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7307052
Report Number(s):
LASL-77-4
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; LASL; ARCHAEOLOGY; LAND USE; AGE ESTIMATION; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SPECIMENS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; PALEONTOLOGY; PLANNING; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POPULATIONS; US AEC; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 510500* - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Steen, C R. Pajarito Plateau archaeological survey and excavations. [Los Alamos Reservation]. United States: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.2172/7307052.
Steen, C R. Pajarito Plateau archaeological survey and excavations. [Los Alamos Reservation]. United States. doi:10.2172/7307052.
Steen, C R. Sun . "Pajarito Plateau archaeological survey and excavations. [Los Alamos Reservation]". United States. doi:10.2172/7307052. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7307052.
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abstractNote = {Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory lands were surveyed to locate pre-Columbian Indian ruins. The survey results will permit future construction to be planned so that most of the ancient sites in the area can be preserved. Indian occupation of the area occurred principally from late Pueblo III times (late 13th century) until early Pueblo V (about the middle of the 16th century). There are evidences of sporadic Indian use of the area for some 10,000 years. One Folsom point has been found, as well as many other archaic varieties of projectile points. Continued use of the region well into the historic period is indicated by pictographic art that portrays horses. In addition to an account of the survey, the report contains summaries of excavations made on Laboratory lands between 1950 and 1975.},
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