A Transformative Data Recovery Project at Eastern Nevada’s Bald Mountain Mine
In support of Kinross’s Bald Mountain Mine in White Pine County, Nevada, Chronicle Heritage completed archaeological investigations and data recovery at 20 individual archaeological sites.
The project area is located within the culturally significant Maverick Archaeological District, which is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Despite the scarcity of permanent water sources, the area contains a wealth of prehistoric archaeological sites. Chronicle Heritage documented a diverse range of cultural resources, including rock shelters, campsites, and lithic tool manufacturing sites. The artifacts recovered during the investigations encompass projectile points, bifaces, scrapers, and associated tool-making debris.
Noteworthy discoveries by Chronicle Heritage experts include the recovery of bifacial stone tools, ceramics, ground stone, worked bone beads, charcoal, and the remnants of what is believed to be a subsurface hearth within one of the rock shelters.
After completing fieldwork, Chronicle Heritage’s experts conducted laboratory analysis of the recovered artifacts and compiled their findings in technical reports, promoting responsible management and preservation of the archaeological resources within the Archaeological District.