The Holloman Test Track Impact Area Archeological Survey
NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE OFFICE OF CONTRACT ARCHEOLOGY
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This report documents the results of an intensive Class III cultural resources inventory of 1280 acres 518 ha on White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base. The area surveyed represents the defined impact area for the Holloman High Speed Test Track Facility located north of Holloman Air Force Base proper in the Tularosa Basin, Otero County, New Mexico. The work was performed under contract DACW47-88-D-008. This report represents Deliverable No. 3 of Delivery Order No. 1 of that contract. A total of ten archeological sites--eight prehistoric and two historic--were documented in the course of the survey. Altogether, 146 lithic artifacts, 13 ceramics, and numerous features were documented at the prehistoric sites. Numerous historic artifacts were recorded at the two historic sites. In addition, 55 isolated manifestations were found 14 with lithic artifacts, 23 with historic materials, and 22 isolated fire-cracked rock andor fossil hearth locations. This report describes the cultural resources located on the survey along with their environmental context, and provides significance evaluations and management recommendations. The prehistoric survey data are contrasted with other data from the basin floor in terms of lithic assemblage composition, environmental associations, and spatial distributions.
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