Gold Butte Inventory


One of the largest federally funded cultural resources undertakings in the State of Nevada, the Gold Butte Inventory Project exemplifies Far Western’s ability to conduct GIS-integrated land-use studies, large-scale sample surveys, and archaeological test investigations. We produced a complete human land-use study for the 364,116-acre Gold Butte Study Area located in eastern Clark County, Nevada. The effort included the development of a Research and Class II sample survey design (essentially a Class I Report), Class II Inventory of approximately 35,000 acres of random and non-randomly selected sample units, GIS modeling of the archaeological sensitivity of the area based on survey findings, and field excavations of nine key prehistoric sites to assist in chronological and assemblage control. Products resulting from this large-scale multi-year Section 110 study include: (1) a Research Design and Overview; (2) a nine-volume findings report; and (3) a Cultural Resources Management Plan.


Featured Publication

McGuire, Kelly R., William R. Hildebrandt, Amy J. Gilreath, Jerome H. King, and John E. Berg


The Prehistory of Gold Butte: A Virgin River Hinterland, Clark County, Nevada. University of Utah Anthropological Papers No. 127. Salt Lake City, Utah.


Evaluation and Testing
Effects Mitigation
Sensivity and Constraints
Environmental Planning Support
GIS and Cartography
Public Outreach and Interpretation
Sector: Resource Management
Agencies: Bureau of Land Management
State: NV
Counties: Clark

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