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The Archaeology of Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument
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WACC reports of archaeological excavation and survey projects within and near Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments and the Middle Verde Valley in general, Yavapai County, Arizona.


Archeological Survey and Architectural Study of Montezuma Castle National Monument (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan J. Wells. Keith M. Anderson.

Inventory survey of Montezuma Castle National Monument was conducted from April 11 to May 7, 1988. Of the 70 sites recorded, 30 were new additions to the site inventory. Cliff dwellings, rockshelters and pueblos were recorded along with one and two-room masonry structures, roasting pits and artifact scatters. Agricultural feature sites include the canals at Montezuma Well. A site with prehistoric cobble concentrations, a burial ground, a bedrock mortar site, a lithic scatter, a historical site...


Dead Horse Ranch State Park: An Archeological Overview (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Timothy J. Price.

On February 27, 1974, the Arizona State Parks Board adopted a Master Plan for Dead Horse State Ranch. The park covers some 320 acres. Though the proposed development plan has been altered on several occasions, it has included the construction of three man-made lakes for public fishing, the preservation of natural wildlife habitats and archaeological sites with appropriate interpretive programs, as well as the creation of hiking trails to afford recreational opportunities. Camping areas with...


The Hohokam, Sinagua and the Hakataya (1960)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Albert H. Schroeder.

The Museum of Northern Arizona has spent a number of years sponsoring archaeological investigations which have led to defining the Sinagua culture in the neighborhood of the San Francisco Mountain area of northern Arizona. The Gila Pueblo Archaeological Foundation has devoted considerable research to the definition of the Hohokam in southern Arizona. Dr. Colton, in his various publications on the Sinagua, also demonstrated that the Hohokam up to about 1125 A.D. and the Sinagua from 1125 to...


An Overview and Assessment of Middle Verde Valley Archeology (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert P. Powers. Nancy E. Pearson.

It has been 30 years since Paul and Suzanne Fish (1977) prepared the first archeological overview and assessment of the Verde Valley. During that time, as the saying goes, “everything has changed, and nothing has changed.” One very significant change is that, as a result of federal legislation requiring archeological survey and evaluation of archeological resources prior to federally financed or sanctioned land modification activities, hundreds of compliance driven archeological surveys and a...


POLLEN ANALYSIS AT THREE SITES IN THE VERDE VALLEY, ARIZONA (1989)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. PaleoResearch Institute.

Pollen samples were analyzed from three sites (AZ N:4:23, PD-11, and PD-12) near Tuzigoot National Monument in the Verde Valley. Occupations include Hohokam, Sinagua, and historic Yavapai. Pollen samples collected at these sites represent living surfaces, a roasting pit, and two rock piles. Pollen analysis identified cultigens grown and addresses the subsistence base.


Tuzigoot Burials (1992)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Keith M. Anderson.

Tuzigoot Pueblo is the type site for the Tuzigoot Phase of the Southern Sinagua Tradition and was occupied from c. A.D. 1140 to c. 1400. This report gives the results of re-analysis of data from burials excavated at Tuzigoot in 1933-1934. The purpose of the study is to abstract the organizing principles of social status, a subject of current archeological interest. This project was conducted within constraints that would be imposed by repatriation of mortuary remains. Nearly all of the 411...


The Tuzigoot Survey and Three Small Verde Valley Projects: Archaeological Investigations in the Middle Verde Valley, Arizona (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Martyn D. Tagg.

This report presents the results of the TUZI 86A archeological project, whose main objective was the inventory of cultural resources within Tuzigoot National Monument and a proposed land acquisition area adjacent to the monument. It states the results of the survey, presents a summary of previous work in the project area, and discusses the cultural history and natural setting of the region. This is followed by site descriptions, artifact analyses and results, interpretations of the subsistence...