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Cultural Resources of the Lake Mead, Lake Mojave and Shivwits Plateau Regions. Cultural Resources of the Southern Nevada & Northern Arizona Regions Steph Velasquez [email protected] Types of Cultural Resources. Rock Art Intaglios / “Geoglyphs” Cultural Features

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Cultural resources of the lake mead lake mojave and shivwits plateau regions

Cultural Resources of the Lake Mead, Lake Mojave and Shivwits Plateau Regions

CulturalResources of the Southern Nevada

&

Northern Arizona Regions

Steph Velasquez

[email protected]


Cultural resources of the lake mead lake mojave and shivwits plateau regions

Types of Cultural Resources

  • Rock Art

  • Intaglios / “Geoglyphs”

  • Cultural Features

  • Artifact Scatters

  • Traditional Cultural Properties


Rock art

RockArt

  • Occurs as panels and galleries on overhangs, entrenched wash slopes and canyon walls…


Rock art continued

Rock Art, continued

  • Occurs as boulders and small outcrops within open desert settings and along ephemeral washes


Rock art concerns

Rock Art: Concerns

  • Sooting

  • Spalling

  • Exfoliation

  • Paint Flaking

  • Staining


Rock art considerations

Rock Art : Considerations

  • Temperatures

  • Smoke

  • Retardant, foams, water


Intaglios geoglyphs

Intaglios (Geoglyphs)

  • Patterns worn into desert pavement through repeated use, often associated with ceremonial practices


Intaglios continued

Intaglios, continued

  • Obliteration

  • Decompaction

Concerns:

Considerations:

  • Ground disturbance

  • Erosion / Loss of desert varnish


Cultural features prehistoric ruins

Cultural Features: PrehistoricRuins

Pit Houses & Pueblos

Rock Shelters

Roasting Pits


Cultural features historic structures

Cultural Features: Historic Structures


Cultural features concerns

Cultural Features : Concerns

  • Direct Impacts

  • Indirect Impacts


Cultural resources considerations

Cultural Resources : Considerations

  • Fuel Loading

  • Fuel Breaks

  • Air & Ground Shows


Artifact scatters

Artifact Scatters

  • Lithic Tools & Groundstone

  • PrehistoricCeramics

  • HistoricArtifacts


Artifact scatters considerations

Artifact Scatters : Considerations

  • Fire Intensity

  • Residency Time

  • Fuel Loading

  • Thermal Shock

  • Ground Disturbance


Traditional cultural property

Traditional Cultural Property

A property that is associated with cultural practices or beliefs of a living community that are rooted in that community’s history or are important in maintaining the continuing cultural identity of the community (Nevada State Historic Preservation Office).

Spirit Mountain, Nevada


Traditional cultural property considerations

Traditional Cultural Property: Considerations

  • Seek Local Insight Regarding Presence of

    These Property Types

  • Initiate Consultation if Necessary

  • Review TCP’s qualifications


Chemical warfare considerations

Chemical Warfare : Considerations

  • Retardants

  • Foams

  • Gels


Cultural resources of the lake mead lake mojave and shivwits plateau regions

O God!Can I not grasp

Them with a tighter clasp?

O God! Can I not save

One from the pitiless wave?- Edgar Allan Poe


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