Tucson, Arizona (Geographic Keyword)

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Archaeological Excavations at Valencia Vieja: Appendices and Supplemental Data. (2003)
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Between 1997 and 1999, archaeological investigations at several sites along the Santa Cruz River in Tucson, Arizona, resulted in the collection of pottery from a wide variety of temporal contexts in a relatively limited geographic area. The analyses of these ceramics culminated in a selection of sherds from multiple sites for petrographic analyses. The result is four petrographic data sets with overlapping analytical requirements. In order of their temporal contexts, they are: (1) Tortolita...

Archaeological Investigation of Historic Blocks 406 and 451: The Main Gate Monitoring and Data-Recovery Project, Tucson, Arizona (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Matthew A. Sterner.

This report details construction monitoring of AZ BB: 13:445 (ASM) and data recovery on discovered features by Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI). The site includes portions of two city blocks, known as historic Blocks 406 and 451 (based on designations used on Sanborn Fire Insurance maps), known to have been occupied since at least 1902. The project area was being prepared for the construction of the Main Gate Center office complex and accompanying multilevel parking facility. Following an...

Archaeological Investigations at AZ AA:12:16 (ASM), the EK Ranch Site, Pima County, Arizona (2005)
DOCUMENT Full-Text David A. Gregory. James M. Heidke. J. Homer Thiel. Jennifer A. Waters.

In November 1997, Desert Archaeology, Inc., conducted archaeological testing along a portion of AZ AA:12:16 (ASM). According to the Arizona State Museum site card, this Hohokam site was originally recorded by Mitalsky, in 1937. Mitalsky found Hohokam pottery, cremated human bone, and ground stone scattered along the embankments and in adjacent cotton fields. In the years since the site card was filled out, this area has been extensively developed, with little additional archaeological work. ...

Archaeological Testing and Data Recovery at AZ BB:13:784 (ASM), Historic Block 208, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Patricia Cook.

The City of Tucson has proposed to develop part of a commercial block, Historic Block 208, also known as the Thrifty Block, in downtown Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. Three parcels within the block had been razed prior to the current project. Archival research indicated that Historic Block 208 had a long history of both residential and commercial use, and that intact subsurface archaeological deposits could be expected within the project area. A testing and data recovery plan was proposed (Diehl...

Archaeological Testing at the Proposed Arena, Historic Block 221, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text J. Homer Thiel.

Archaeological testing was conducted at the proposed location of a new arena, located in Pima County, Arizona. The project area was historically known as Lot 2 of Block 221. Desert Archaeology, Inc., personnel conducted the testing at the request of the property owner, the City of Tucson, to determine if any significant cultural resources were located within the remaining unexamined portions of the Catalina Lot, a modern paved parking lot. Cultural resources compliance for City of Tucson...

Exploring the Barrio Libre: Investigations at Block 136, Tucson, Arizona (2002)
DOCUMENT Full-Text J. Homer Thiel.

What lies beneath the vacant lots of the Barrio Libre? This old barrio lies on the south side of the downtown core of Tucson and has been occupied as a primarily Mexican- American neighborhood for 100 years. During the Historic period, the Barrio Libre has been home to thousands of people, many of whom have left behind the physical traces of their lives in the form of architectural remains and artifacts. Archaeological excavations of homes, businesses, and the trash created and disposed of by...

Monitoring and Limited Data Recovery Results for the Construction of a Cellular Monopole Within the Boundaries of AZ BB:13:74 (ASM), Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Gregory J. Whitney. Michael W. Lindeman.

Monitoring within the boundary of AZ BB:13:74 (ASM) for the installation of a cellular monopole led to the discovery of a previously undocumented locus at the site. Subsurface features and artifact deposits were uncovered during the excavation of an electric line trench for the cellular monopole. Six features were identified in the trench-three pithouses, two possible pithouses, and a small pit. Test excavations were conducted in two of the pithouses, revealing artifacts and features dating to...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. R.A. Varney.

The Julian Wash Site (AZ BB:13:17) is located at the I-10/I-19 interchange in Tucson, Arizona. Approximately 87 prehistoric pit structures or possible pit structures, as well as over 100 other pits of various types were noted ranging in age from the Early Agricultural period (3000 B.C. to A.D. 150) to the Tanque Verde phase (A.D. 1150 to 1300). A small historic component also was noted. Pollen analysis focused on examination of floor samples from pit structures in an effort to identify...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Thomas E. Moutoux.

Four pollen/parasite samples, representing three outhouses were examined from the Connie Chambers archaeological project. These outhouses were used primarily between the 1890s and 1920s. Historic records indicate this area of Tucson was settled by working-class Mexicans in the late 19th century. Pollen and parasite analyses were conducted on these samples to examine evidence for diet and parasitic infestation.

Results of Data Recovery at AZ BB:13:471 (ASM), Located in the Los Reales Landfill, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Patricia Cook.

Desert Archaeology, Inc., conducted data recovery a prehistoric archaeological site located within the Los Reales Landfill, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. Subsurface archaeological features were encountered in late May 2007, during normal landfill activity by landfill personnel to mine sediments. The exposure of four features caused the sediment excavation activities to cease. Desert Archaeology was contacted by landfill administrators on 25 May 2007, to assess the features and to determine if...