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A multi-story building with massive masonry or adobe walls, found in the Chacoan and Hohokam regions of the American southwest.

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1892-1992 Centennial, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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PROJECT Uploaded by: alycia hayes

[tDAR id: 368334] This project contains documents relative to the 1892-1992 centennial of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument including a book and related documents and images from an administratve history of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument prepared by A. Berle Clemensen. Additional Documents include the scanned figures and images used in the publication. These documents were prepared for the National Park Service.


1981 Andresen, John M., Radio Carbon Dates from the Casa Grande

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PROJECT Uploaded by: Tol Cherry

[tDAR id: 371556] This document is a report regarding the radio carbon dating of the wooden beams used in the construction of the Great House at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. It was done through the National Park Service Purchase Order PX 8100-0-0076 P.O.


3D Scanning and Documentation of Rockart Features on Petroglyph Trail at Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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PROJECT Uploaded by: Angie Payne

[tDAR id: 375942] In this project, the Leica C10 and Breuckmann SmartScanHE were used to document petroglyphs and the associated cliff face located on Petroglyph Trail between Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The Leica Scanstation C10 scanner was used be to scan the lower cliff wall along the petroglyph trail (approximately 1 km long) at an average resolution of 0.5 – 3 cm. Moderate resolution data for the panels was also captured using a Leica C10 scanner at a resolution...


Astronomical Applications, Observations and Implications of the Great House at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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PROJECT Uploaded by: Tol Cherry

[tDAR id: 371679] This project concerns the astronomical features of the Great House at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. It covers all times periods of Hohokam existence including the Pioneer, Colonial, Sedentary and Classic periods. There are comparisons drawn to other prehistoric sites such as Chichen Itza in their construction and application. There is discussion regarding the use of the astronmical features to track the winter and summer solstices.


Astronommical Implications of the Architecture at Casa Grande (1980)

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DOCUMENT Renee Opperman.

[tDAR id: 371719] This document is a Master's thesis presented to faculty at California State University. It is an in dept study of astronomical features and implications of several Indian cultures throughout the American Southwest and Mesoamerica. Schematic drawings from many of these sites reflect comparable similarities in design and function. Flow charts suggest that trade and migration played a roll in cultural modifications to behavior.


Aztec West Ruin: Pre-Backfilling Architectural Photo-Documentation

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PROJECT Gary Brown.

[tDAR id: 374239] This project includes rectified images of architectural features and masonry in rooms at Aztec West Ruin. The images were taken prior to backfilling efforts and during architectural documentation. Digital images were created either using a digital camera or scanned from photographic slides. To date, photographs from the east wing and northeastern corner of West Ruin have been ingested into tDAR.


The Casa Grande Archaeological Zone, Pre-Columbian Astronomical Observation (1969)

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DOCUMENT J.M. Malloy.

[tDAR id: 371686] This report explains that the Casa Grande Archaeological Zone is more than just the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and includes many surrounding areas. It discusses the sunrises and sunsets in relation to the summer and winter solistices and the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. It covers the time line of the enitre Hohokam existence including the Pioneer, Colonial, Sedentary and Classic periods. It relates similarities to other Mayan sites such as Chichen Itza and the similarities between...


Casa Grande Arizona (1913)

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DOCUMENT Jesse Walter Fewkes.

[tDAR id: 369536] This document is an extract from the 28th annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. It chronicles the excavations at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument between 1906 and 1907.


Casa Grande Ruins Compound A and Great House Excavations

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PROJECT Uploaded by: Tol Cherry

[tDAR id: 371645] This project contains excavation documents related to Compound A, a Hohokam Classic period compound with a Great House. Resources included in the project include historic and modern preservation and excavation documentation including; reports, memos, images, maps


Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, A Centennial History of the First Prehistoric Reserve, 1892-1992 (1992)

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DOCUMENT A. Berle Clemensen.

[tDAR id: 368791] This report concerns the four time periods of the Hohokam Indians and the century of administrative history of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument from 1892 to 1992.


Documentation of Some Lunar and Solar Events at Casa Grande, AZ. (and other items) (1979)

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DOCUMENT John H. Evans. Harry Hillman.

[tDAR id: 371716] This document includes 4 versions of a report about lunar and solar events at the Great House at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. These include: a presentation paper, a published version, a version prepared for Arizona Highway Magazine and a Science News summary. There is also a constellation chart to check Canopus alignment. The report outlines basic history and construction of the Great House that facilitates astronomical events. The report references computer data, cutting edge at...


Early Pueblo III great house Kiva D overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374263] Aztec West, Sector 1, Kiva D overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII above ground kiva added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1924, 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Kiva D_1A: SE Quad overview looking east copied from IMG0022; Image AZRU-E Wing_Kiva D_1B: SE quad overview looking SE copied from IMG0023; Image AZRU-E Wing_Kiva D_1C: SE quad overview looking south copied from IMG0024; Image AZRU-E Wing_Kiva D_1D: NE quad overview copied from...


Early Pueblo III great house Kiva D overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374264] Aztec West, Sector 1, Kiva D southern recess overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII above ground kiva added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1924, 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Kiva D_2A: Close-up of southern recess copied from IMG0044; Image AZRU-E Wing_Kiva D_2B: East wall of southern recess copied from IMG0045; Image AZRU-E Wing_Kiva D_2C: West wall of southern recess copied from IMG0046. References: Earl Morris, 1924, Burials in the...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 14 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374265] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 14 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 14_1A: East wall cap copied from IMG0097; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 14_1B: East interior wall NE oblique copied from IMG0096; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 14_1C: North interior wall NE oblique copied from IMG0089. Reference: Earl Morris, 1928, Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin, Volume...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 16 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374266] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 16 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 16_1A: North interior wall NW oblique copied from IMG0020; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 17_1B: East interior wall NE oblique copied from IMG0023; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 17_1C: South interior wall SW oblique copied from IMG0027; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 17_1D: South interior wall SE oblique...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 17 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374267] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 17 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 17_1A: West interior wall NW oblique copied from IMG0009; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 17_1B: West interior wall SW oblique copied from IMG0010; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 17_1C: North interior wall NW oblique copied from IMG0014; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 17_1D: East interior wall NE oblique copied...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 18 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374268] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 18 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 18_1A: South interior wall SW oblique copied from IMG0047; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 18_1B: South interior wall SE oblique copied from IMG0049; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 18_1C: West interior wall SW oblique copied from IMG0047a; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 18_1D: West interior wall SW oblique...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 19 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374269] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 19 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 19_1A: South interior wall overview copied from IMG0088; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 19_1B: South interior wall SW oblique copied from IMG0090; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 19_1C: East interior wall SE oblique overview copied from IMG0073; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 19_1D: North interior wall overview...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 20 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374270] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 20 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 20_1A: South interior wall overview copied from IMG0095; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 20_1B: East interior wall SE oblique copied from IMG0101; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 20_1C: East interior wall NE oblique overview copied from IMG0100; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 20_1D: North interior wall NE oblique...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 22 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374271] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 22 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 22_1A: North interior wall NW oblique copied from IMG0085; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 22_1B: West interior wall NW oblique copied from IMG0080; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 22_1C: West wall cap copied from IMG0079. Reference: Earl Morris, 1928, Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin, Volume...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 23 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374272] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 23 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 23_1A: East interior wall NE oblique copied from IMG0048; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 23_1B: North interior wall NW oblique copied from IMG0044. Reference: Earl Morris, 1928, Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin, Volume XXVI, Part V, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 24 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374273] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 24 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 24_1A: South interior wall SE oblique copied from IMG0057; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 24_1B: South interior wall SW oblique copied from IMG0055; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 24_1C: South exterior wall NE oblique copied from IMG0035; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 24_1D: South exterior wall NW oblique...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 25 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374274] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 25 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 25_1A: South interior wall SW oblique copied from IMG0046; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 25_1B: South interior wall SE oblique copied from IMG0048; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 25_1C: South exterior wall NW oblique copied from IMG0034; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 25_1D: South exterior wall NE oblique...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 26 overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374275] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 26 overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 26_1A: South interior wall SE oblique copied from IMG0095; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 26_1B: South interior wall SW oblique copied from IMG0093; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 26_1C: South exterior wall NE oblique copied from IMG0031; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 26_1D: East interior wall SE oblique copied...


Early Pueblo III great house Room 27 feature overviews (1998)

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IMAGE Gary Brown. Joel Gamache.

[tDAR id: 374277] Aztec West, Sector 1, Room 27 feature overviews (room photographed in 1998 by Art Ireland prior to backfilling). Early PIII one-story room added to south East Wing of West Ruin(see Morris 1928). Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 27_2A: North jamb of east interior wall copied from IMG0039; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 27_2B: Close-up of east interior wall doorway copied from IMG0040; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 27_2C: South jamb of east interior wall copied from IMG0041; Image AZRU-E Wing_Room 27_2D: South jamb of...

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