This report summarizes the results of an intensive archeological survey of
specific portions of Natural Bridges National Monument. The fieldwork was
conducted by personnel from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in
cooperation with the Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC), National Park
Service, Lincoln, Nebraska. Forty archeological sites and 73 isolated
occurrences were recorded within 850 acres surveyed during July, 1987.
Most of these were on the mesa interior between White and Armstrong Canyons
at elevations between 1,860 meters (6,100 feet) and 1,982 meters (6,500
feet). A fairly dense pinyon/juniper forest currently covers this
portion of northeastern Cedar Mesa.
The purpose of the survey was to locate archeological sites that might be
adversely affected by future development within areas of the Monument. In
addition, this field investigation focused on relocation and
redocumentation of previously recorded sites. The data presented in this
report has been culled from previous and current work. This document is
intended to serve as a cultural resource management tool, as well as an
investigation of the causal linkages between static archeological remains
and the dynamics of prehistoric Southwest adaptations in Southeastern Utah.
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