AZ BB:13:794 (ASM) (Site Name Keyword)

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Excavations of Feature 32, a Canal at AZ BB:13:794 (ASM), Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Gary Huckleberry. Michael W. Lindeman.

In this document, the results of data recovery at AZ BB:13:794 (ASM) are reported. The work was done prior to construction by Pima County of a paved multiuse path along the western bank of the Santa Cruz River. BB:13:794 was recommended to be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) under Criterion D, based on the potential of Feature 32 to yield significant information about prehistoric irrigation and farming in the Santa Cruz floodplain....

The Parque de Santa Cruz Project: Life on the Northern Margin of the Valencia Community (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael W. Lindeman. Helga Wöcherl.

Prehistoric occupation of the Tucson Basin extends back at least 6,000 years. Not surprisingly, as a primary watercourse, the Santa Cruz River has been the focus of much of the prehistoric activity. Approximately 4,000 years ago, early agriculturalists began farming along the banks of the river, supplementing a diet composed primarily of wild foods. As agricultural technology developed, people built canals in the floodplain. The canals increased crop yields and reduced some of the risks...