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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]


Types of Cultural Resources Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Rock Art

  • Intaglios / “Geoglyphs”

  • Cultural Features

  • Artifact Scatters

  • Traditional Cultural Properties


Rock art
Rock Shivwits Plateau RegionsArt

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


Rock art continued
Rock Art, continued Shivwits Plateau Regions

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


Rock art concerns
Rock Art Shivwits Plateau Regions: Concerns

  • Sooting

  • Spalling

  • Exfoliation

  • Paint Flaking

  • Staining


Rock art considerations
Rock Art : Considerations Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Temperatures

  • Smoke

  • Retardant, foams, water


Intaglios geoglyphs
Intaglios (Geoglyphs) Shivwits Plateau Regions

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


Intaglios continued
Intaglios, continued Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Obliteration

  • Decompaction

Concerns:

Considerations:

  • Ground disturbance

  • Erosion / Loss of desert varnish


Cultural features prehistoric ruins
Cultural Features: Prehistoric Shivwits Plateau RegionsRuins

Pit Houses & Pueblos

Rock Shelters

Roasting Pits


Cultural features historic structures
Cultural Features: Historic Structures Shivwits Plateau Regions


Cultural features concerns
Cultural Features : Concerns Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Direct Impacts

  • Indirect Impacts


Cultural resources considerations
Cultural Resources : Considerations Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Fuel Loading

  • Fuel Breaks

  • Air & Ground Shows


Artifact scatters
Artifact Scatters Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Lithic Tools & Groundstone

  • PrehistoricCeramics

  • HistoricArtifacts


Artifact scatters considerations
Artifact Scatters : Considerations Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Fire Intensity

  • Residency Time

  • Fuel Loading

  • Thermal Shock

  • Ground Disturbance


Traditional cultural property
Traditional Cultural Property Shivwits Plateau Regions

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 Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Seek Local Insight Regarding Presence of

    These Property Types

  • Initiate Consultation if Necessary

  • Review TCP’s qualifications


Chemical warfare considerations
Chemical Warfare : Considerations Shivwits Plateau Regions

  • Retardants

  • Foams

  • Gels


O God! Shivwits Plateau RegionsCan 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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