Nevada Archaeological Survey Reports

Identifier: NC1243
The reports are in three formats: letters, short reports, and full length reports. Each concerns an individual site, either as a proposal for archeological investigation or as a preliminary or final report of investigation by one or more NAS researchers. Reports generally provide the specific location of the site, names of investigators, plan of work, report of findings, and bibliography. They often refer to previous reports which have a bearing on the current archeological investigation and provide a great deal of information on the history and prehistory of that location.

These reports are arranged in two major groupings: short reports (which include letters) and [long] reports. Short reports are arranged chronologically by the date on the report; the other reports have no specific arrangement. When using this guide, the researcher should check to ensure that all of the reports for a single site have been located; the chronological arrangement means that reports for a single site may not be filed together.


  • 1973-1981



Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


Reports of archeological investigations of historic and prehistoric sites in northern Nevada and northeastern California.,Each usually includes location of site, statement of purpose, report of findings, and bibliography.

Administrative History

Begun in 1966, the NAS was originally a unit of the Desert Research Institute and later became part of the University of Nevada Anthropology Department. The purpose of the NAS was to coordinate all the archeological work in the state of Nevada and foster cooperation between individuals and institutions working in Nevada archeology.


The Nevada Archeological Survey Reports are divided into the following series:

Series 1: Short Reports, 1973

Series 2: Short Reports, 1974

Series 3: Short Reports, 1975

Series 4: Short Reports, 1976

Series 5: Short Reports, 1977

Series 6: Short Reports, 1978

Series 7: Reports, 1974-1981

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Robert Elston of the Nevada Archeological Survey in 1980.


A Guide to the Papers of the Nevada Archeological Survey
Susan Searcy
May 26, 1988
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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