Tahquitz Canyon Data Recovery Project

Jon M. Fletcher
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
901 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste C-204
Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 778-1079
Fax: (760) 322-7724
Email: mail@accmuseum.org
URL: http://www.accmuseum.org/
(c) 2009
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Tahquitz Canyon Data Recovery Project

Accession number: L1993.001

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

ACCM Archives

Palm Springs, California
Processed by:
Jon M. Fletcher
Date Completed:
06/18/2009
Encoded by:
Jon M. Fletcher
(c) 2009 Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Tahquitz Canyon Data Recovery Project
Dates: 1986-2000
Accession number: L1993.001
Creator: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Creator: Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Creator: Cultural Systems Research, Inc
Collection Size: 50 linear feet
Repository: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Palm Springs, California 92262
Abstract: Prehistoric and ethnohistoric artifacts, associated documentation, and photographic media collected and/or recorded during the excavation of the Tahquitz Canyon flood control area prior to construction of Tahquitz Dam. Collected and/or recorded between 1988-2000 by Cultural Systems Research, Inc on behalf of Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Physical location: Stored off site. Advance notice required for access.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is restricted by loan agreement. Requests for access will be directed to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' Historic Preservation office.

Publication Rights

All rights reserved by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tahquitz Canyon Data Recovery Project, L1993.001, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Acquisition Information

Loan.

Biography / Administrative History

Collected and/or recorded between 1988-2000 by Cultural Systems Research, Inc (CSRI) on behalf of Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. CSRI project participants included Lowell John Bean (Principal Investigator), Jerry Schaefer (Project Archaeologist), and Sylvia Brakke Vane (Project Ethnohistorian). Archaeological testing, data recovery, and construction monitoring components were undertaken between April 1988 and August 1990; analysis of archaeological data from 1988 to 1994; ethonographic and ethnohistoric research from 1988 through 1994. Analyses of the collections' archaeological, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric contexts were compiled in the report Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Ethnohistoric Investigations at Tahquitz Canyon - Palm Springs, California (also known as the "Tahquitz Report") in November, 1995.

Scope and Content of Collection

Prehistoric and ethnohistoric artifacts, associated documentation, and photographic media collected and/or recorded during the excavation of the Tahquitz Canyon flood control area prior to construction of Tahquitz Dam. Photographic media includes photographs, negatives, and slides created between the years 1988-2000.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.
Bean, Lowell John
Schaefer, Jerry
Vane, Sylvia Brakke Vane
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Riverside County
Cultural Systems Research, Inc
Palm Springs
Tahquitz Canyon
CA-RIV-45
Cahuilla
Native American
Tahquitz Dam
Flood Control
Kauisik
Kauisiktum


 

Series I: Artifacts

Physical Description: 47 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Preshistoric and ethnohistoric period artifacts and features. Collected between April 1998 and August 1990 in Tahquitz Canyon (CA-RIV-45).
L1993.001 001

Artifact Collection

Scope and Content Note

Uncataloged artifacts collected between April 1998 and August 1990 in Tahquitz Canyon (CA-RIV-45).
L1993.001 002-009

Artifact Collection

Scope and Content Note

Cataloged artifacts collected between April 1998 and August 1990 in Tahquitz Canyon (CA-RIV-45).
 

Series II: Data Recovery 1988-2000

Physical Description: 3 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Data compiled during and following the excavation of CA-RIV-45. Documentation includes plan views, feature sheets, diagrams, maps, notes, grid plans, wall profiles, excavation forms, photographs, negatives, and slides.
L1993.001 010

Plan Views, Feature Sheets, Maps

Scope and Content Note

Materials include plan views, feature sheets, and maps. Described are Locus E, Locus L, Locus M, and Locus N.
L1993.001 011

Diagrams, Notes, Grid Plan, Sketch Map, Wall Profile, Feature Sheets, Test Excavation Forms

Scope and Content Note

Materials include diagrams, notes, general grid plan, sketch map, wall profiles, unit level feature sheets, and test excacation forms. Featured are Locus D, Locus G, Locus H, Locus I, Locus J, Locus K.
L1993.001 012

Plan Views, Milling Features, Grid Plan, Feature Elements

Scope and Content Note

Materials include plan Views, milling features, grid plan, and feature elements. Described is Locus C.
L1993.001 013

Shovel Test Diagram, Unit Level Sheets, Feature Sheets, Plan views, Test Excavation Forms, Field Notes

Scope and Content Note

Materials include shovel test diagram, unit level and feature sheets, plan views, test excavation forms, and field notes. Featured are Locus A, Locus J, and Locus B.
L1993.001 014

Diagrams, Groundstone information, Mano profiles

Scope and Content Note

Materials include oversized diagram of mortar holes, diagrams, groundstone information, mano profiles, and more.
L1993.001 015

Locus Summaries, Groundstone overview, Maps, Diagrams, Forms, Contracts, Renderings

Scope and Content Note

Materials include locus summaries on hand-written index cards, groundstone overview, maps, diagrams, forms, contracts, and hand-drawn renderings.
L1993.001 016

Artifact Cards

Scope and Content Note

Artifact cards.
L1993.001 017

Artifact Cards

Scope and Content Note

Artifact cards.
L1993.001 018

Photo Record Sheets, Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographic record sheets and photographs. Features Locus A, Locus G, Locus I, Locus J, Locus B, Locus E, and Locus C.
L1993.001 019

Photo Record Sheets, Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes Photographic Record Sheets and Photographs. Features Locus A, Locus G, Locus I, Locus J, Locus D, Locus B, Locus C, and Locus E.
L1993.001 020

Photo Record Sheets, Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographic record sheets and photographs. Features Locus B, Locus E, Locus C, and Locus L.
L1993.001 021

Negatives

Scope and Content Note

Negatives.
L1993.001 022

Slides

Scope and Content Note

Collected 1988-89, with some images from 1993 and 2000.
L1993.001 023

Report

Scope and Content Note

Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Ethnohistoric Investigations at Tahquitz Canyon - Palm Springs, California (also known as the "Tahquitz Report"). Records evidence and analyses of the collections' archaeological, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric contexts, including Archaic human habitation as early as 3000 B.C. Compiled by Cultural Systems Research, Inc in November, 1995.