Anthony-Berino Survey

On October 11, 2007, the Office of Contract Archeology conducted a small survey east of US Interstate 10 north of the town of Anthony, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. The work was performed for the Anthony-Berino Economic Development Corporation of Anthony, New Mexico. Two sites and three isolated occurrences were discovered during the survey. The first site (LA 157711) is a single hearth dating to the Formative period. The second site (LA 157712) is a lithic and fire-cracked rock scatter of probable Archaic origin.

Overview of LA 157711 with possible buried hearth (pinflags indicating location of El Paso Bronware ceramics


Detail of suspected buried hearth at LA 157711

Overview of site LA 157712 on top of sandy hill


Pecking stone discovered at LA 157712