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Animal Husbandry at Pimería Alta Missions: El Ganado en el Sudoeste de Norteamérica ​ (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman.

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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael O'Hara.

Report on the ethnographic uses and beliefs pertatining to animals in the U.S. Southwest.


Cosmology in the New World
PROJECT Santa Fe Institute.

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.


Cultural Resource Management Program Mapco's Rocky Mountain Liquid Hydrocarbons Pipeline (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan M. Naughton. Janice R. Hutton.

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 comments@tdar.org.


Designing and Carrying Out Digital Curation for Data Management, Research, and Data Sharing (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text William Doelle. Sharlot Hart. Lauren Jelinek. Teresita Majewski.

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
PROJECT Uploaded by: April Kamp-Whittaker

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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: system user

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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: system user

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. Dutch Canal Ruin is located in the southern half of Section 10, Township 1 North, Range 3 East (Volume 1:1). 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...


An Experimental Project to Conduct Digital Survey for Ring Midden Features using Aerial Lidar Data (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Heilen. Monica Murrell.

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)
DATASET Sachiko Sakai.

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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: system user

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...


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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: system user

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...


Hegmon et al. Mimbres Pottery Designs in their Social Context Database (2013)
DATASET Michelle Hegmon. Will Russell. Michael O'Hara. James McGrath.

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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Brian D. Collins. Skye C. Corbett. Joel B. Sankey. Helen C. Fairley.

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)
DATASET Matthew Peeples. Michelle Hegmon.

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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Keith Kintigh.

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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: system user

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)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: system user

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...


Mimbres Inequality
PROJECT Uploaded by: Will Russell

Appendices to Will G. Russell's dissertation


Mimbres Pottery Designs in their Social Context (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michelle Hegmon. James McGrath. Michael O'Hara. Will Russell. Barbara Roth.

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.


More Data and More Computation but not Necessarily Less Theory: Assessing the Status and Near-Future Directions of Archaeology (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Timothy A. Kohler.

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...


Movement, Connectivity, and Landscape in the Ancient Southwest (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

A collection of the papers presented at the Twentieth Anniversary Southwest Symposium, Movement, Connectivity, and Landscape Change in the Ancient Southwest looks back at the issues raised in the first symposium in 1988 and tackles three contemporary domains in archaeology: landscape use and ecological change, movement and ethnogenesis, and connectivity among social groups through time and space. Across these sections the authors address the relevance of archaeology in the modern world; new...


A New View of the Desert - The Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement Research Program in Southeastern New Mexico (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Martin Stein.

The research program described in this paper is providing much needed new information for a portion of southeastern New Mexico that was previously understudied. The program is funded by an innovative approach to Section 106 compliance which trades redundant survey information for monetary contributions to a dedicated research account. The Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement (PA) has been in effect for six years. The purpose of the PA (formerly the Permian Basin Memorandum of Agreement or MOA)...


Northern Southwest Site Artiodactyl Index (2017)
DATASET Katherine Spielmann.

Data underlying figures 3-5 in Kintigh et al.'s 2018 article in Advances in Archaeological Practice.


The Prehistoric Archaeology of Heritage Square (1995)
DOCUMENT Full-Text T. Kathleen Henderson.

Less than a decade ago, it seemed that the Hohokam had appeared out of nowhere. Here was a vibrant population of pottery making, irrigating, settled farmers, and the people before them: the nomadic Archaic tribes, who wandered the desert from one stand of ripening fruit to another in time with nature’s pulse. The one culture appeared so unlike the other that it seemed impossible to account for the sudden change in lifestyles. Then, in the 1980s, the first clues were found to bridge the gap...