Storied Rocks: American Indian Inventory and Interpretation of Rock Art on the Nevada Test Site

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/272093
Title:
Storied Rocks: American Indian Inventory and Interpretation of Rock Art on the Nevada Test Site
Author:
Zedeno, M. Nieves; Stoffle, Richard W.; Dewey-Hefley, Genevieve; Shaul, David
Affiliation:
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, The University of Arizona in Tucson
Issue Date:
15-Jan-1999
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Richard Stoffle Collection. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by Richard Stoffle, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please email Special Collections, askspecialcollections@u.library.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, The University of Arizona in Tucson
Description:
This government-to-government consultation between the Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office (DOE /NV) and the Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations (CGTO) focused on the interpretation of 10 rock art sites; seven on the Nevada Test Site (NTS), and three on the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office (YMSCO). The consultation entailed a systematic ethnographic study of petroglyphs, pictographs, and other rock art manipulations. The objective of the project was to gain an understanding of the cultural significance of rock art for contemporary American Indians and its place in their traditional cultural landscapes. Research activities involved visits to rock art sites by tribal elders and tribal cultural experts. During the field visits, Indian consultants responded to standardized interviews and provided observations, comments, and recommendations regarding each of the sites under study. The project involved 14 American Indian tribes and two Indian organizations that represent Indian people having aboriginal and historic ties to lands currently occupied by the NTS. The study was initiated as part of the overall DOE /NV American Indian Program, which includes a decade of project - specific and general consultation efforts. This study built upon previous efforts and contributed to DOE /NV's understanding of American Indian cultural resources on the NTS.
Keywords:
Southern Paiute; Western Shoshone; Owens Valley Paiute; Rock Art; Nevada Test Site

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleStoried Rocks: American Indian Inventory and Interpretation of Rock Art on the Nevada Test Siteen_US
dc.contributor.authorZedeno, M. Nievesen_US
dc.contributor.authorStoffle, Richard W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDewey-Hefley, Genevieveen_US
dc.contributor.authorShaul, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.departmentBureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, The University of Arizona in Tucsonen_US
dc.date.issued1999-01-15-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Richard Stoffle Collection. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by Richard Stoffle, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please email Special Collections, askspecialcollections@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.sourceUniversity of Arizona Libraries, Special Collectionsen_US
dc.publisherBureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, The University of Arizona in Tucsonen_US
dc.descriptionThis government-to-government consultation between the Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office (DOE /NV) and the Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations (CGTO) focused on the interpretation of 10 rock art sites; seven on the Nevada Test Site (NTS), and three on the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office (YMSCO). The consultation entailed a systematic ethnographic study of petroglyphs, pictographs, and other rock art manipulations. The objective of the project was to gain an understanding of the cultural significance of rock art for contemporary American Indians and its place in their traditional cultural landscapes. Research activities involved visits to rock art sites by tribal elders and tribal cultural experts. During the field visits, Indian consultants responded to standardized interviews and provided observations, comments, and recommendations regarding each of the sites under study. The project involved 14 American Indian tribes and two Indian organizations that represent Indian people having aboriginal and historic ties to lands currently occupied by the NTS. The study was initiated as part of the overall DOE /NV American Indian Program, which includes a decade of project - specific and general consultation efforts. This study built upon previous efforts and contributed to DOE /NV's understanding of American Indian cultural resources on the NTS.en_US
dc.subjectSouthern Paiuteen_US
dc.subjectWestern Shoshoneen_US
dc.subjectOwens Valley Paiuteen_US
dc.subjectRock Arten_US
dc.subjectNevada Test Siteen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/272093-
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