Archaeological Data Recovery and Tracked Vehicle Impact Assessment at Sites 5LA03254, 5LA03421 and 5LA05612, Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colorado
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES
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Between July 25 and November 11, 2000, archaeological investigations were conducted at three sites located on the United States Army Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado. The goals of the research were to assess the impact of military traffic on the extant archaeological record of each site and to characterize the subsurface context of archaeological materials within the affected areas. The field research included the excavation of 130 test units, the interpretation of test unit stratigraphic profiles, and the collection of data on surface artifact distribution, temporalcultural context, and site integrity. Impact from mechanized maneuvers was assessed through surface observation, subsurface context, and soil compaction analysis.
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