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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
ES34
Project Name:
North Burgos Archaeological Survey
Project Description:
The Burgos survey was a systematic survey for prehistoric sites in the headwaters of the Ebro drainage and on the middle courses of the Río Arlanzón. The principal objective of the survey was to locate prehistoric archaeological sites of Pleistocene and post-Pleistocene age and to erect a culture-historical framework for the region which might serve to focus future research efforts.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Researc
Ford Foundation
Arizona State University
Dates of Operation:
From: 1972     To: 1972
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Clark 1979
Straus 1983

Geographical Data

Zone:
Western Mediterranean
Country:
Spain
Province:
Castilla y Leon
Location:
Meseta del Norte
Ancient Regions:
Celtiberia

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Lawrence Straus
Address:
Dept. of Antropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
E-mail:
lstraus@unm.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( (505) 277-6688 )
fax:( (505) 277-0874 )
Investigator Name:
Geoffrey Clark
Address:
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287
E-mail:
geoffrey.clark@asu.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( (505) 277-6688 )
fax:( (505) 277-0874 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 900
Maximum: 1100
Project Area:
1.76928 km2
Map Data Source:
Clark (1979) p. 2; Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Medieval
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Roman
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Upper Paleolithic
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Neolithic/Eneolithic
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Bronze Age
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Iron Age
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Modern
Years:
From: 0     To: 0

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:
questioned local informants

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Primary Questions:
Was the Meseta del Norte substantially occupied by Paleolithic groups? Wht was the nature of such occupation, and how did it change through time?
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
folded limestones and granites, marls, sandstones
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
also: talus slopes
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Clark, Geoffrey A. (1979), The North Burgos Archaeological Survey: Bronze and Iron Age Archaeology on the Meseta del Norte (Province of Burgos, North Central Spain), Arizona, Arizona State University
Entry 2:
Clark, G. A.; Straus, L. G.; Fuentes, C. (1975), "Archaeological survey on the Meseta del Norte [Province of Burgos, North-Central Spain]", Journal of the Arizona Academy of Science, 10, Tucson, 1-7
Entry 3:
Clark, G. A.; Straus, L G.; Fuentes, C. (1975), "Preliminary site survey on the Meseta del Norte [Province of Burgos, North-Central Spain]", Current Anthropology, 10, Chicago, 283-286
Entry 4:
Straus, L.G. (1983), "Prehistoric Archaeological Surveys in North-Central Spain and Southwest France", Keller, Donald R.; Rupp, David W., Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Area, British Archaeological Reports 155, 161-163




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