Study of Perishable Artifacts
OCA secures a $200,000 grant from the US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management
Sandal from Guadalupe Mountains (Catalogue No. 2009.46.1)
The Water Canyon Paleoindian Site
Interdisciplinary Research in West-Central New Mexico
Research at the Water Canyon Paleoindian site began with the initial documentation of the site in 2001 by Escondida Research Group (Dello-Russo 2002).
Subsequent, and more sustained, investigations began in the spring of 2008, and then continued during both the spring and the fall of 2009 (Dello-Russo 2010),
and during spring field sessions in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The Water Canyon site (LA134764) is located in west-central New Mexico, on lands managed
by the Energetic Materials Testing and Research Center (EMRTC), a division of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico (As such,
the property on which the site is located has restricted public access.
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Additional Water Canyon Paleoindian Site Reports
- Dello-Russo, Robert (2002) - A Cultural Resources Inventory of 472 Acres in Socorro County, New Mexico: The Archaeology of the EMRTC/Glint Project Area
- Dello-Russo, Robert and Susan J. Smith (2011) - A Paleoindian Sense of Place: Snapshots of the Early Holocene Environment of West-Central New Mexico
- Dello-Russo, Robert, et al. - Analytical Challenges Posed by the Early Holocene / Late Paleoindian Activity Areas at the Water Canyon Site, West-Central New Mexico: How Do We Know What We Think We Know?
- Mentzer, S.M. and P. Goldberg - Report on the Micromorphological Analysis of Thin Sections from Water Canyon, New Mexico
- Winsborough, Barbara - Diatom Paleoenvironmental Analysis of Sediments From the Water Canyon Paleoindian Site (LA134764)
- Yost, Chad L. - Phytolith Analysis of Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Sediments from the Water Canyon Paleoindian Site, LA134764, New Mexico
The Water Canyon Site (LA134764)