American Southwest (Geographic Keyword)
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Documentary evidence from the southwestern region of North America indicates that Spanish missionaries attempted to alter the daily lives of native peoples through the introduction of Eurasian domesticated animals and animal husbandry practices. However, our understanding of the degree to which these efforts were successful is hindered by a dearth of zooarchaeological evidence. Excavations at 18th-century missions in present-day northern Sonora and southern Arizona provide an opportunity to...
Animal Species Descriptions and Ethnographic Uses and Beliefs (2007)
Report on the ethnographic uses and beliefs pertatining to animals in the U.S. Southwest.
Cosmology in the New World
This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.
County-level radiocarbon dates for the upland US Southwest (2020)
These are the radiocarbon data reported in Robinson et al. 2020, "Dendrochronological dates confirm a Late Prehistoric population decline in the American Southwest derived from radiocarbon dates". The dates are drawn from the NSF project ‘Populating a Radiocarbon Database for North America’, which have been uploaded to the Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD; https://www.canadianarchaeology.ca). Dates are aggregated to county level for the upland US Southwest, and are...
Cultural Resource Management Program Mapco's Rocky Mountain Liquid Hydrocarbons Pipeline (1983)
This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at email@example.com.
Designing and Carrying Out Digital Curation for Data Management, Research, and Data Sharing (2018)
This record describes a session at the 2018 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference that provided short presentations and a discussion on the curation of digital archaeological data and current practices to carry it out. The PPT slides by McManamon introduce the topic and the panelists. Doelle used a set of PPT slides, also provided here, to illustrate examples of the past use of large amounts of digital data to examine ancient coalescent communities and other Southwest social...
Documents and Data from Hegmon et al. Mimbres Pottery Designs in their Social Context
This is the data used in the chapter "Mimbres Pottery Designs in their Social Context" by Michelle Hegmon, James R. McGrath, F. Michael O'Hara, III, and Will G. Russell in New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology: Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the Desert Southwest edited by Particia A. Gilman, Roger Anyon, and Barbara Roth
Early Desert Farming and Irrigation Settlements, Archaeological Investigations in the Phoenix Sky Harbor Center, Volume 1: Testing Results and Data Recovery Plan (1994)
The Phoenix Sky Harbor Center Project evolved as a result of the planned development of an area slightly larger than 800 acres west of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This volume focuses on the testing phase of the project undertaken by the Community and Economic Development Department of the City of Phoenix in consultation with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office. Historic records of the area and recent studies within the project boundaries indicated that prehistoric...
Early Desert Farming and Irrigation Settlements, Archaeological Investigations in the Phoenix Sky Harbor Center, Volume 2: Dutch Canal Ruin (1994)
This volume, which focuses on archaeological data recovery efforts at Dutch Canal Ruin, is the second of four prepared for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Center Development Project. Investigators identified 20 individual loci during the testing phase within the Phoenix Sky Harbor Center at Dutch Canal Ruin and excavated a sample of eight loci (Areas 1 through 8). During the monitoring of the remote parking facility in the eastern portion of the project area, SWCA discovered and excavated additional...
An Experimental Project to Conduct Digital Survey for Ring Midden Features using Aerial Lidar Data (2016)
This poster presents an experimental research project performed for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Permian Basin Mitigation Program exploring the use of aerial lidar data to identify and document ring midden features. The project was carried out in three study areas in southeastern New Mexico situated along the eastern foothills of the Guadalupe and Sacramento Mountains. Previous archaeological surveys indicate that ring middens are common along rocky escarpments in the piedmont zone and...
Explaining Change in Production and Distribution of Olivine-Tempered Ceramics in the Arizona Strip and Adjacent Areas in the American Southwest (Department of Anthropology, UCSB 2014) dataset (2014)
This data base is for dissertation of Sachiko Sakai: Explaining Change in Production and Distribution of Olivine-Tempered Ceramics in the Arizona Strip and Adjacent Areas in the American Southwest (Department of Anthropology, UCSB 2014). This file includes LA-ICP-MS data of sherds from Mt. Trumbull and lowland Virgin area in Nevada conducted by Sakai at IIRMES in CSULB and INAA data of sherds from Mt. Trumbull. For abbreviation used in the table, refer the appendix A in Sakai dissertation.
Farming on the Floodplain: Archaeology fo the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Center Runway (Runway 7L-25R) Reconstruction Project, Part 2: Appendices (2007)
Between December 2000 and June 2005 Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of Tempe, Arizona, completed five field sessions of archaeological monitoring, testing/data recovery I, and data recovery II. The entire airport is highly modified by grading, modern fill, paving, and building; thus, the ground surface offers few clues to what lies beneath. However, the airport is bounded by known historic and prehistoric archaeological sites, including Pueblo Salado to the immediate west and...
Farming on the Floodplain: The Archaeology of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Center Runway (Runway 7L-25R) Reconstruction Project, Part 1: The Report (2007)
Between December 2000 and June 2005 Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) of Tempe, Arizona, completed five field sessions of archaeological monitoring, testing/data recovery I, and data recovery II at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Runway 7L-25R and Taxiways D-E (collectively referred to hereinafter as the Center Runway project). The first session monitored geotechnical boring and coring (Ryan 2001); the second through fourth seasons included additional monitoring plus...
Great House Formation: Agricultural Intensification, Balanced Duality, and Communal Enterprise at Mitchell Springs (2021)
Mitchell Springs provided the central Montezuma Valley of southwestern Colorado a rare and reliable water source that has been used by ancients for millennia. People began to settle near the springs in the middle of the AD seventh century and by the twelfth century a sprawling watershed-wide community with large-scale architectural and agricultural works had formed. Using a combination of data from surveys and recent excavations, this article explores the ties between the rise of elite...
Hegmon et al. Mimbres Pottery Designs in their Social Context Database (2013)
This data set contains the ceramic data analyzed for and published in "Mimbres Pottery Designs in their Social Context" by Michelle Hegmon, James R. McGrath, F. Michael O'Hara, III, and Will G. Russell in New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology: Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the Desert Southwest edited by Patricia A. Gilman, Roger Anyon, and Barbara Roth
High-Resolution Topography and Geomorphology of Select Archeological Sites in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona (2014)
Along the Colorado River corridor between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry, Arizona, located some 25 km downstream from the dam, archeological sites dating from 8,000 years before present through the modern era are located within and on top of fluvial and alluvial terraces of the prehistorically undammed river. These terraces are known to have undergone significant erosion and retreat since emplacement of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. Land managers and policy makers associated with managing the flow of...
The Human Experience of Social Transformation: Cross-Cultural Insights from Qualitative Comparative Analysis - Data (2018)
These data accompany the Hegmon and Peeples manuscript entitled "The Human Experience of Social Transformation: Cross-Cultural Insights from Qualitative Comparative Analysis" Archaeologists and other scholars have long studied the causes of collapse and other major social transformations and debated how they can be understood. This article instead focuses on the human experience of living through those transformations, analyzing 18 transformation cases from the US Southwest and the North...
I Wasn't going to Say Anything but Since you Asked; Archaeoastronomy and Archaeology (1992)
Let me first propose two hypotheses: (1) archaeoastronomy has had little impact on mainstream archaeology; and (2) archaeoastronomers feel that their work is under-appreciated by archaeologists. For purposes this essay, I assume that there is an empirical warrant for these hypotheses: that archaeoastronomers do, in fact, feel injured because there has, in fact, been little impact on the larger discipline. My purpose is to provide the perspective of a practicing Southwestern archaeologist on why...
Life on the Floodplain: Further Investigations at Pueblo Salado for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Volume 1, Preliminary Investigations and Research Design (1996)
SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants conducted archaeological investigations for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department for work relating to future expansion of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration served as the lead agency, with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department administering the project. The project initially consisted of a Class I (archival and literature review) and later a Class II (testing) survey within portions of planned...
Life on the Floodplain: Further Investigations at Pueblo Salado, for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Volume 2, Data Recovery and Re-evaluation (1996)
This is the second volume of the report produced on archaeological investigations (data recovery excavations) conducted for the City of Phoenix Aviation Administration relating to future expansion of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration served as the lead agency, with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department as administrator of the project. Results of excavations at Areas 6, 15, and 16 of Pueblo Salado (AZ T:12:47[ASM]) and additional investigations of...
Appendices to Will G. Russell's dissertation
Mimbres Pottery Designs in their Social Context (2015)
This document is the final submission for the forthcoming chapter: Michelle Hegmon, James R. McGrath, F. Michael O’Hara, III, and Will G. Russell Forthcoming Mimbres Pottery Designs in their Social Context. In New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology: Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the Desert Southwest, edited by Patricia A. Gilman, Roger Anyon, and Barbara Roth. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, submitted 2015.
Mission San Agustín Faunal Data (2019)
An excel spreadsheet containing the zooarchaeological data from AZ BB:13:6.
Mitchell Springs Ruin Group
The Mitchell Springs Ruin Group is located just south of Cortez Colorado in the heart of Montezuma Valley. This community was occupied from Basketmaker times through around A.D. 1240 and is made up of around 75 small pueblos, small great houses, a great kiva, 10+ meter diameter court kiva, and a tri-wall structure. Field schools conducted from 1990-2004 resulted in two publications.
More Data and More Computation but not Necessarily Less Theory: Assessing the Status and Near-Future Directions of Archaeology (2018)
Over the last decade many archaeologists (the author included) have increasingly employed computational approaches to make sense of the ever-larger amounts of relatively low-quality data available, to identify signals within the noise. Numerous applications of summed probability distributions of 14C dates and similarly sophisticated processing of tree-ring dates fall within this category, as do attempts to extract data related to specific research questions from the growing worldwide...