The results of an archaeological survey of North Cottonwood Canyon, San Juan County, southeastern Utah, are herein reported.
The purpose and background leading up to the survey are followed by a physical description of the canyon and a description of the 36 archaeological sites recorded. The cultural material collected and/or observed at the sites, including architecture, ceramics, and other miscellaneous artifacts, is described and discussed. This is followed by a distributional analysis between sites. This includes altitude, slope, water resources, and vegetation. Cultural materials in North Cottonwood Canyon are then compared with materials from related areas, including Montezuma Canyon, Beef Basin, Salt Creek, Indian Creek, Cedar Mesa, Hammond Canyon, and Glen Canyon. This is followed by the Conclusion, which discusses the time periods the canyon was inhabited, the lifeway of the prehistoric inhabitants, and some possibilities for further work that hopefully will be conducted in the canyon at a future date.
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Davis, Larry D., "An Archaeological Survey of North Cottonwood Canyon, San Juan County, Southeastern Utah" (1975). Theses and Dissertations. 8537.
archaeological surveys, North Cottonwood Canyon, San Juan County, southeastern Utah