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Additional Archaeological and Historical Research in the Tucson Presidio, Historic Block 181, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2008)
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Archaeological fieldwork was conducted on Block 181, in the historic heart of downtown Tucson, at various times between 2003 and 2006. Work took place before and during the stabilization and restoration of the historic Siqueiros-Jácome House, built in the 1860s and 1870s. Work was also conducted in the backyard of the house and beneath an adjacent parking lot, once the location of the Dodge Boarding House (circa 1898-1954). Hundreds of features were located. Noteworthy were several Early...


Archaeological and Geoarchaeological Investigations Along the Santa Cruz River Floodplain: The Pima County Plant Interconnect Project (2011)
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This document summarizes the results of a phased archaeological data recovery program along a narrow pipeline corridor between the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department’s existing Roger Road and Ina Road facilities. The work was conducted by Northland Research, Inc. prior to the installation of a new gravity-flow sewer line connecting the two wastewater facilities. Northland’s Pima County Plant Interconnect Project (PCPIP) investigated seven archaeological sites that have been...


Archaeological Data Recovery at the Sunset Mesa Ruin (AZ AA:12:10 ASM) (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah L. Swartz. Jenny L. Adams.

Phase 1 Data Recovery was conducted at the Sunset Mesa Ruin, AZ AA:12:10 (ASM), to evaluate the archaeological resources that will be impacted by the gravel mining operations of Tucson Ready Mix, Inc. The information gathered from the excavated backhoe trenches, added to previous archaeological investigations at the site, has identified several loci where prehistoric and historic or modern features cluster. Two areas were also identified that may be cremation cemeteries. The historic features...


Archaeological Data Recovery for the Paseo de las Iglesias Project, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael W. Lindeman.

The Paseo de las Iglesias (Paseo) project provided a unique opportunity to examine the riverine landscape and its role in the lives of millennia of inhabitants of the Tucson Basin, from Early Agricultural period farmers to late Historic era farmers and entrepreneurs. Questions about how people utilized the riverine landscape guided the project research presented here. The Paseo project area is centered on the Santa Cruz River, extending from the banks of the current entrenched channel to the...


Archaeological Data Recovery of Bajada Rock Features for the Los Reales Landfill Expansion Project (1996)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Andrea K. L. Freeman.

At the request of the City of Tucson, Desert Archaeology, Inc., conducted data recovery of archaeological resources on a parcel of Arizona State Trust land south of the Los Reales Landfill. Data recovery was recommended by Desert Archaeology on the basis of a survey conducted in October of 1994. A data recovery plan was submitted to the City of Tucson in August of 1995, and data recovery investigations were conducted on October 23-24,1995. These investigations consisted of excavation of 1-m by...


Archaeological Data Recovery Project at the West Branch Site, AZ AA:16:3 (ASM) (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Allen Dart. Deborah L. Swartz.

The excavations at the West Branch site, AZ AA:16:3 (ASM), were conducted for the City of Tucson Water Department prior to the replacement of a water line. Twenty-two archaeological features were recorded in the narrow right-of-way. All were excavated or tested except one of the trash deposits recorded in a backhoe trench, and a human secondary cremation that was identified during the excavations and left in place. The other features include remnants of eight pithouses, one possible pithouse,...


Archaeological Excavations at AZ BB:9:144 (ASM): A Limited-Use Site in the Northern Tucson Basin, Pima County, Arizona (1993)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark Slaughter. David A. Phillips, Jr..

On October 11, 1992, archaeologists from PAST conducted an archaeological survey of the Encanto II property, Pima County, Arizona, for Pulte Home Corporation (Stephen 1992). The property consisted of two parcels. The first parcel, consists of about 4 ha (10 acres). The second parcel, consists of about 8 ha (20 acres). Land ownership is private. The survey by PAST located two areas of cultural resources; these were labeled Locality A and Locality B. Locality A consisted of four possible rock...


Archaeological Excavations at Nine Sites Near the Mouth of Pima Canyon, Tucson, Arizona (1996)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David P. Doak.

In the fall of 1995, archaeological test excavations were conducted on nine archaeological sites near the mouth of Pima Canyon, north of Tucson, Arizona. The operation involved the excavation of approximately 200 1 x 1 m test units. This was intended not only to test the sites in question, but also to mitigate impending damages to as many of those sites as possible, so that further archaeological work would not have to be done. In the case of seven of these sites, the level of mitigation...


Archaeological Excavations of the Hooper Warehouse, the Tucson Sampling Works, and the Southern Pacific Railroad Clubhouse, Historic Block 95, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2010)
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The results of archaeological testing and data recovery to mitigate the impacts of construction associated with the Plaza Centro project, a private development with support from the City of Tucson, are presented in this report. A survey and archival study (Diehl 2005) indicated that Historic Block 95, AZ BB:13:809 (ASM), once contained the Southern Pacific Employees Club, a facility built and used in the early twentieth century, as well as other buildings. Archaeological testing was recommended...


Archaeological Investigations and Data Recovery at Historic Block 83, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2009)
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The arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in Tucson on 20 March 1880, dramatically changed the community. Historic Block 83 was located across the street from the railroad depot and developed rapidly in response to the sudden influx of departing or arriving travelers. Boarding houses, a hotel, saloons, restaurants, barber shops, a pool hall, a Chinese laundry, and several small stores were among the businesses that catered to these people. The southeastern corner of the block was associated...


Archaeological Investigations at Christopher Columbus Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2008)
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In 2003, Desert Archaeology prepared a Phase 1 Data Recovery plan for the City of Tucson for the two prehistoric sites within Christopher Columbus Park (Swartz 2003). The park development project was subsequently transferred to Pima County, and the initial Master Plan was prepared. Implementation of Phase 1 Data Recovery was in late 2004, to address extensive recreational use of the previously undeveloped portions of the park. The purpose of Phase 1 Data Recovery (Project Director Ellen Ruble),...


Archaeological Investigations at El Dumpe, a Mid-Twentieth-Century Dump, and the Embankment Site, Tucson, Arizona (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Allison Cohen Diehl. Timothy W. Jones. J. Homer Thiel.

Archaeological excavations at El Dumpe (AZ BB: 13:110 ASM) and the Embankment site (AZ BB: 13:159 ASM) were conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc. in the summer of 1994. The Arizona Department of Transportation had made plans to install frontage roads on each side of the interstate. Archaeological testing had previously suggested these sites might be National Register eligible. Work at El Dumpe involved collecting samples from this 1930s to 1940s dump. The University of Arizona Garbage Project...


Archaeological Investigations at Small Sites on the Upper Bajada of the Tortolita Mountains, Northern Tucson Basin (1998)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah L. Swartz.

This project encompasses a portion of the area owned by Cottonwood Properties known as the Dove Mountain Development in the southern foothills of the Tortolita Mountains. Testing was conducted at 11 sites and more extensive excavations were done at three sites. The sites selected for more intensive investigations were the only ones that had evidence of habitation structures. Site AZ AA:12:172 (ASM) contained a single pithouse and, although only plain ware ceramics were recovered, the...


Archaeological Investigations at the City of Tucson Reclaimed Water Treatment Plant (1992)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Bruce B. Huckell.

As part of a long-term commitment to replenish the aquifer which has served as the sole source of water for the Tucson urban area, the City of Tucson has embarked on a project to utilize treated wastewater for ground water recharge. One area which shows promise as a recharge site is in the vicinity of the city and county wastewater treatment plants. In order to determine whether this locality would actually be suitable for the purposes of recharge, CH2M Hill was contracted with by the city to...


Archaeological Investigations at the El Taller, AZ AA:12:92 (ASM), and Rillito Fan, AZ AA:12:788 (ASM), Sites along Eastbound I-10 Between Sunset and Ruthrauff Roads, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2007)
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Results of excavations at two sites between Sunset Road and Ruthrauff Road along Interstate 10 (I-10) are reported here. The work was conducted as part of the I-10 Frontage Roads Improvement Project for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The site of El Taller, AZ AA:12:92 (ASM), contains three temporal components possibly dating as early as the Middle Archaic period to Hohokam times. The excavated portion of the Rillito Fan site, AZ AA:12:788 (ASM), dates to the Classic period,...


Archaeological Investigations at the Fort Lowell-Adkins Steel Property Locus of Fort Lowell, AZ BB:9:40 (ASM), Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2013)
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The City of Tucson (City) developed plans to remove contaminated soils at the Fort Lowell-Adkins Steel property. This action followed the City's acquisition of the last remaining major portion of historic Fort Lowell. The Master Plan for the park as a whole was completed in 2009 (Poster-Frost Associates 2009). Among its recommendations were that a number of post-fort buildings and structures be removed from the Fort Lowell-Adkins Steel property. The City's environmental consultant recommended...


Archaeological Investigations at the West Branch Site: Early and Middle Rincon Occupation in the Southern Tucson Basin (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Frederick W. Huntington.

The Institute for American Research conducted an archaeological mitigation program for the Pima County Department of Transportation. Mapping, testing, and excavation activities at the West Branch Site [AZ AA:16:3(ASM)], a large preclassic Hohokam village, are reported. Hohokam remains were primarily from the Early and Middle Rincon subphases of the Sedentary period. Analyses focused on the refinement of the ceramic typology for the Rincon phase and on the documentation of household units in...


Archaeological Investigations for the Menlo Park Storm Drain Project: Prehistoric and Historic Canal Systems at the Base of A-Mountain (1999)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Andrea K. L. Freeman. William H. Doelle. Mark D. Elson. Allison Cohen Diehl.

The Menlo Park Storm Drain and Reclaimed Water Main Project was designed by the City of Tucson to alleviate flooding in the residential neighborhood. As part of the City's planning process, Desert Archaeology, Inc. performed an archaeological survey and records check of the project area (Freeman 1995). On the basis of this preliminary work, Desert Archaeology recommended that an archaeological testing program be initiated to determine if significant cultural resources were present beneath the...


Archaeological Investigations for the Monitoring Project and the Excavation of Seven Burials within the Court Street Cemetery, AZ BB:13:156 (ASM), Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text J. Homer Thiel. Jeremy W. Pye. James T. Watson.

Desert Archaeology, Inc., implemented an archaeological monitoring project for Pima County within the historic Court Street Cemetery, AZ BB:13:156 (ASM). Eleven locations within and adjacent to the cemetery were monitored during installation of a new plastic lining within the existing ceramic sewer pipes, first installed in the mid-1910s. The Court Street Cemetery was established in 1875, on what was then the far north side of Tucson. It was envisioned as the final resting place for...


Archaeological Investigations in 2007 and 2008 at the Mission and Mission Garden Loci of the Clearwater Site, AZ BB:13:6 (ASM), and the Santa Cruz River Westside Canals, AZ BB:13:481 (ASM), Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2018)
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Desert Archaeology, Inc., personnel conducted archaeological fieldwork for the City of Tucson at the Mission and Mission Garden loci of the Clearwater site, AZ BB:13:6 (ASM), and the Santa Cruz River Westside Canal site, AZ BB:13:481 (ASM), in March through July 2007, and September through October 2008. The work was conducted to mitigate the effects of the planned construction of the Mission of San Agustín, Ancestral Village, Carrillo House, and Mission Garden components of the Tucson Origins...


Archaeological Investigations of Early Village Sites in the Middle Santa Cruz Valley, Analyses and Synthesis, Part I (1998)
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A series of archaeological investigations were conducted from 1993 to 1995 at four prehistoric sites in the middle Santa Cruz Valley. This fieldwork was part of the Arizona Department of Transportation's archaeological mitigation program of the Interstate 10 Corridor Improvement Project through Tucson, Arizona. The sites included the remains of three early farming settlements--the Santa Cruz Bend (AZ AA:12:746 [ASM]), Square Hearth (AZ AA:12:745 [ASM]), and Stone Pipe (AZ BB:13:425 [ASM])...


Archaeological Investigations of Early Village Sites in the Middle Santa Cruz Valley: Analyses and Synthesis, Part II (1998)
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A series of archaeological investigations were conducted from 1993 to 1995 at four prehistoric sites in the middle Santa Cruz Valley. This fieldwork was part of the Arizona Department of Transportation's archaeological mitigation program of the Interstate 10 Corridor Improvement Project through Tucson, Arizona. The sites included the remains of three early farming settlements--the Santa Cruz Bend (AZ AA:12:746 [ASM]), Square Hearth (AZ AA:12:745 [ASM]), and Stone Pipe (AZ BB:13:425 [ASM])...


Archaeological Investigations of Early Village Sites in the Middle Santa Cruz Valley: Descriptions of the Santa Cruz Bend, Square Hearth, Stone Pipe, and Canal Sites (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jonathan B. Mabry. Deborah L. Swartz. Helga Wöcherl. Jeffery J. Clark. Gavin H. Archer. Michael W. Lindeman.

As part of the archaeological mitigation program of the Arizona Department of Transportation's Interstate 10 Corridor Improvement Project, archaeological data recovery fieldwork was carried out from 1993 to 1995 at four prehistoric sites in the project right-of-way in Tucson. The sites included three early farming settlements occupied between about 800 B.C. and A.D. 550, and also having later occupations. The Santa Cruz Bend site (AZ AA:12:746, ASM) was occupied during the Cienega phase (ca. 800...


Archaeological Investigations of the Early Agricultural Period Settlement at the Base of A-Mountain, Tucson, Arizona (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael W. Diehl.

This report describes the archaeological investigations related to the A-Mountain Storm Drain project within the Clearwater site (AZ BB:13:6), the prehistoric settlement at the base of A-Mountain. Archaeological resources within the project area represent the Early Agricultural period. During the past five years, portions of about 10 Early Agricultural period archaeological sites have been excavated in floodplain settings within the Tucson Basin. The importance of this recent work is evident...


Archaeological Investigations of the Tucson Pressed Brick Company, Tucson, Arizona (1996)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael W. Diehl. Allison Cohen Diehl.

In February 1995, Parsons Brinckerhoff contracted with Desert Archaeology, Inc., to conduct archaeological investigations along the route of the A-Mountain storm drain. The A-Mountain testing phase was conducted concurrently with the first phase of testing on Rio Nuevo South and revealed a similar pattern of Early Agricultural features, prehistoric and historic canals, remnants of the brickyard, and a portion of an area occupied by Chinese gardeners. Significant features were found both in the...