A letter from Keith A. Dixon to the city of Costa Mesa - Part 4 of 8
Oct 15, 2013 — --== A post from the Friends of Fairview Nature Park ==--
Boundaries and site numbers:
The Ora-58 and -506 site numbers are merely recording conveniences; the whole area could have been given one number, perhaps with -A, -B, -C, etc. subareas, but that would be cumbersome. The idea of establishing "boundaries" for the archaeological deposits has led to some misunderstanding. In the park area, there were no boundaries in our usual use of the term. Rather, there were areas of greater or lesser concentration of prehistoric remains, depending on the associated activities; and their locations may even vary over time within the archaeological layers. The boundary lines indicated on the maps are merely the areas where prehistoric deposits were seen by surface inspection to be most concentrated -- that is, what was visible at the time the survey forms were filled out. Those sketch lines are approximations and do not necessarily reflect lower levels of deposits outside the lines.