Archaeological Investigations at Buena Vista Lake Kern County, California

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Author: Wedel, Waldo R (1908-1996)

Year: 1941

Publisher: Government Printing Office

Place: Washington, DC


viii+194 pages with 57 plates, 19 figures 4 of which fold out, chart and index. Royal octavo (9" x 6") issued in grey wrappers with black lettering on spine and front cover. With appendix Skeletal remains from the Buena Vista sites, California by T D Stewart. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 130. First edition.

Perhaps the earliest Federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) archaeological project in California was conducted during the winter of 1933-34 at five sites along Buena Vista Lake in Kern County by the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), Smithsonian Institution. The project location was chosen for several reasons: mild winter climate, high number of unemployed men from nearby oil towns, and large, deep prehistoric sites. At the height of the excavations, the labor force amounted to 187 men. BAE archaeologists William D. Strong and William M. Walker directed the work, with field supervision by Edwin F. Walker (Southwest Museum), and UC Berkeley graduate student Waldo R. Wedel, who later wrote the final report.


Edges and spine sunned, previous owner's label on front wrapper verso, else a very good copy.

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