Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Frank E. (Ted) Goebel
Number of Pages
Archaeological excavations and geological trenching at Burnt Rock Spring Mound, 26CK3601, in the northern Mojave Desert has revealed a complex relationship between paleohydrogeology and the prehistoric human use of the site. Multiple formation, accumulation, and deflation episodes since the Late Pleistocene and Holocene correlate with regional climatic models. The mound is located on the northwest periphery of the known extent of Ancestral Puebloan and Patayan peoples. Artifacts, especially micro-debitage, recovered from Late Holocene mound deposits suggest long-term use of this vital resource by Late Archaic and Ceramic peoples.
Archaic; Burnt; Ceramics; Human; Late; Mojave; Mound; Nevada; Northern; Nevada; Period; Rock; Spring
Archaeology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Rager, Hal Boyle, "Burnt Rock Mound (26Ck3601): Late Archaic and Ceramic period human use of a northern Mojave spring mound" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1338.