Merced County Streams Project, Castle Reservoir, California Intensive Cultural Resources Survey.
PEAK AND ASSOCIATES INC SACRAMENTO CA
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The area to be impacted comprises 859 acres, including the gross pool of the proposed reservoir, as well as associated constructional features. Four resources, all sparse lithic scatters, were found and recorded. the mitigative alternatives are predicted upon the status of the project, the projected impacts, and the nature of the resources. Preservation was emphasized as the best mitigative alternative but, if not possible, then the mitigative measures proposed were based upon the degree of expected impact. There are two kinds of impacts expected--inundation and destruction--by construction operations. The results of the survey were hampered by a lack of temporally diagnostic artifacts. The overall consenus of the data argues for a late manifestation in the Upper Emergent Period for all of the prehistoric resources found, but whether Miwok of Yokuts could not be established from the surficial evidence.
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