Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, NM (2005), and Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM (2007)

Geomorphic studies were conducted by GGI in support of archaeological investigations preceding possible construction of a westward extension of Paseo del Norte by the City of Albuquerque. The investigation included descriptions of surficial geologic units and completion of soil-stratigraphic descriptions to help define the geomorphic context and temporal relationship of archaeological sites.

Geomorphic studies, in collaboration with Dr. Steven Reneau, were conducted in support of archaeological investigations of an extensive lithic scatter encompassing an area of 86 acres in the Valles Caldera. The investigation included numerous soil-stratigraphic descriptions and construction of measured topographic profiles to evaluate the geomorphic context and processes affecting site integrity, and to evaluate the temporal context of the site.

Aridisol described for geoarchaeology investigation, Paseo Del Norte Extension, Albuquerque, NM.

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