Monitoring of Cultural Resources within Segments of U.S. 180, U.S. 60, NM 12, NM 32, NM 36, and NM 435 for Tree Thinning in Catron County, New Mexico

Catron County

Publication: Museum of New Mexico: Office of Archaeological Studies

Author: Yvonne Oakes & Timothy Maxwell

Date of Publication: 2004

PDF File: 337.pdf


At the request of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS) completed cultural resource monitoring of the rights-of-way of portions of federal and state highways extending for 117.3 miles (excluding Miles 0.0-8.0) in Catron County, New Mexico (Fig. 1 and Appendix 1). The NMDOT is planning to thin trees and clear brush along these roads in compliance with federal guidelines. Monitoring of archaeological sites was conducted between December 15, 2003, and March 16, 2004, by Yvonne R. Oakes of the OAS, assisted at times by Dorothy A. Zamora.