Stacked Stones Site Emergency Data Recovery (04/05-CD-31)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Stacked Stones Site Emergency Data Recovery (04/05-CD-31)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consists of the recovery of cultural resource data at a unique cultural site within the park, which was discovered after the Cedar Fire of October 2003. This site was previously hidden by dense brush, and is located within 50 meters of the Westside Trail. The site is pristine and incorporates a dense artifact scatter centered on a group of stone architectural features within a rock outcrop. This site is considered a significant cultural resource. The data recovery project will include the following: 1) recording features using aerial photography; 2) mapping the entire site surface; 3) conducting analysis of artifacts in-situ, and selectively collecting some artifacts for laboratory study; 4) conducting a metal detector study of site; 5) artifact analysis in the lab; 6) consultation with Native American representatives; and 7) covering and obscuring the site surface with nearby remnant vegetation at the end of the project. A State Parks archaeologist will oversee all work done on this project.

Contact Information
David Lawhead
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Lead/Public Agency
200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Phone : (760) 767-4315


San Diego
Other Location Info
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for signficant impacts to the environment is anticipated. Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Project will be supervised by a State Park archaeologist. State Parks will consult with Native American representatives during all phases of the project.

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