31. Archeological Survey of Scotts Bluff National
Monument, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska.
Clark, Caven P.
Forty-nine previously unrecorded archeological sites were located by
pedestrian survey of Scotts Bluff National Monument in September 1991. Two
sites are historic, while the others are prehistoric; some are stratified
and many are buried by sterile overburden. Most of these sites were exposed
as a consequence of arroyo and gully formation, which has initiated widespread
erosion throughout the Monument. In the spring of 1992, two additional
sites were discovered and eight prehistoric sites were tested to establish
their eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
In addition to illuminating the prehistoric record of the Monument,
reconstruction of the paleoenvironmental evolution of the local surface
morphology is possible through the study of these sites.
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