Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Patrick M. Lubinski
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The importance of cultural resource preservation cannot be overstated; however local economies are at least as important. Due to conservative archaeological site protection practices in Region 5 of the United States Forest Service, the economy of Northeastern California is being adversely affected. In an attempt to help the Forest Service make more informed management decisions and improve the Northeastern California economy, I undertook experiments on the effects of timber harvesting on lithic scatters on Modoc National Forest. The experiments involved placement of 225 glass tiles (proxy lithics) in each of three plots subject to vehicle traffic and log dragging by steel-tracked and rubber-wheeled equipment. After the harvest, there was almost no tile breakage (0.15%), and scratch damage was slight (2/3 of tiles had
Baughman, Douglas J., "Experiments to Measure the Effects of Timber Harvesting Equipment on Surface Lithic Scatters" (2013). All Master's Theses. 318.
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