Excavations at the Scorpion Site

In 2004, the Office of Contract Archeology undertook data recovery excavation at the Scorpion site (LA 119530) located on the alluvial fan of Alamo Canyon near Alamogordo, New Mexico.  Funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, the excavations were conducted in anticipation of further Alamogordo Flood Control projects.  The site extended beyond the 750 m by 150 m project area and contained evidence of land use from the Late Archaic to the El Paso phase.



Janette Elyea                Richard Chapman
Project Director           Principal Investigator