Perry Mesa (Site Name Keyword)
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2006 Aerial Image of Richinbar Ruin and Associated Racetrack
The Arizona State University (ASU) 2007 field season at Perry Mesa lasted from January to May, 2007. Accompanying laboratory efforts are ongoing. Within this field season, archaeological survey efforts were focused on the area surrounding Pueblo la Plata. Additional survey work was conducted at Bull Tank Farm, Pueblo Pato and the interfluve located south of Pueblo la Plata where ecological control samples have been collected. This chapter relates specifically to architectural features and...
Aerial Image of Pueblo Pato, Outlying Structures, and Survey Boundary
Aerial Image of Survey Areas Adjacent to Pueblo la Plata, Control Mesa, Bull Tank Farm/Fortified Garden, and Pueblo Pato (2008)
Aerial Image of Survey Areas Adjacent to Pueblo la Plata, Control Mesa, Bull Tank Farm/Fortified Garden, and Pueblo Pato
Agave Typologies of Richinbar, Pueblo la Plata, and Pueblo Pato Archaeological Sites of Agua Fria National Monument (2004)
The purpose of this paper is to examine the agave surrounding three different pueblos located in the Agua Fria National Monument and to separate them into typologies which can then be compared to known species in the area to determine weather hyrbridiaztion had occurred. This analysis will help determine whether agaves on these three fields have been hybridized, either intentionally by early inhabitants, or by natural occurrences. This is done by placing the plants into groups based on...
Many activities affect soil composition, wind, rain, volcanic activity, time, and mammals are just a few examples. Humans are one of the many organisms that affect soil; however they have a measurable impact in a short horizon of time compared to many of the other agents of soil formation. Human activities impact soil formation in many ways ranging from agricultural practices to building and mining, and even war. Understanding how agricultural processes impact the landscape is helpful as it...
The Agricultural Landscape of Perry Mesa: Modeling Residential Site Location in Relation to Arable Land (2007)
The prevailing interpretations of settlement patterns in the Perry Mesa region of central Arizona (ca. A.D. 1275-1400) focus on the defensive posture of the large aggregated villages. Other factors that may have influenced the locations of residential settlements, such as the distribution of agricultural land, have not been fully explored. This study addresses these issues by examining the relationship between residential site size and the distribution of agricultural land. The environmental...
Bibliographic references for research in the Agua Fria National Monument area
Alliance and Landscape - Perry Mesa, Arizona in the Fourteenth Century: Surface Ceramic Collections for BLM Lands in the Agua Fria National Monument (2010)
Project Description: Archaeological ceramics were systematically collected from the surface of three archaeological sites (Richinbar Ruin, Pueblo Pato, and Pueblo La Plata) within the Agua Fria National Monument. The fieldwork was part of the National Science Foundation sponsored “Alliance and Landscape: Perry Mesa, Arizona in the Fourteenth Century” project (BCS-0613201), administered by Dr. David R. Abbott and Dr. Katherine Spielmann of the Arizona State University School of Human Evolution...
Alliance and Landscape: Perry Mesa, Arizona in the Fourteenth Century: Surface Ceramic Collections for USFS Lands in the Cave Creek and Payson Ranger Districts of the Tonto National Forest (2010)
Archaeological ceramics were systematically collected from the surface of five archaeological sites (Las Mujeres [aka Squaw Creek Ruin], Big Rosalie, Polles Pueblo, Mercer Ruin, Ister Flat Ruin) within the Tonto National Forest. The fieldwork was part of the National Science Foundation sponsored “Alliance and Landscape: Perry Mesa, Arizona in the Fourteenth Century” project (BCS-0613201), administered by Dr. David R. Abbott and Dr. Katherine Spielmann of the Arizona State University School of...
Analytical Graphs and Data Derived from Rock Analyses from Transects at Pueblo la Plata
Analytical Graphs Derived from Artifact Analyses from Transects at Pueblo la Plata
Analytical Graphs Derived from Woody Plant Analyses from Transects at Pueblo la Plata
Understanding agricultural land use requires the integration of natural factors, such as climate and nutrients, as well as human factors, such as agricultural intensification. Employing an agroecological framework, I use the Perry Mesa landscape, located in central Arizona, as a case study to explore the intersection of these factors to investigate prehistoric agriculture from A.D. 1275-1450. Ancient Perry Mesa farmers used a runoff agricultural strategy and constructed extensive alignments,...
The spring 2004 pilot archaeological research at La Plata Pueblo was designed to begin acquiring data concerning the distribution, contents, and depth of midden deposits at the site. Midden of some depth is necessary for the Legacies project goals in order to obtain sufficient samples of 1) ceramics for an accumulations study and 2) well-preserved faunal and floral remains for comparative analysis with contemporary data on plant and animal distributions. Our data collection strategy involved a...
Artifact and rock distributions were noticeably different across the landscape surrounding Pueblo La Plata. By sampling artifact and rock densities along three transects, we attempted to determine what the independent distribution patterns were for artifacts and for rocks. By combining our results, we hoped to see whether or not there was a correlation between artifact and rock densities across the site. We expected to see a drop in artifact densities farther from the pueblo, where less human...
Artifact Data from Surface Collections and Observations at Legacies Sites
Ceramic Counts from Prehistoric Sites on the Agua Fria National Monument
Ceramic Types Encountered at Prehistoric Sites on the Tonto National Forest
Collection Map for Soils Used in 2007 Grow Experiment
A Collection of Data from Small Sites Recorded during Survey at Pueblo la Plata
Comparison of Construction Material Mound Height for Outlying Structures at Pueblo Pato and Pueblo la Plata (2007)
Graph comparing construction material mound heights for outlying structures at Pueblo Pato and Pueblo la Plata. The average mount height at Pueblo Pato is larger than at Pueblo la Plata, although the latter has a wider range of mound heights.
Comparison of Outlying Structures at Pueblo la Plata: Distance from Pueblo vs. Number of Rooms (2007)
Graph comparing the distance of outlying structures to Pueblo la Plata on one hand and the number of rooms per structure on the other. Shows a general pattern wherein larger outliers tend to be closer to the pueblo.
Comparison of Outlying Structures at Pueblo la Plata: Distance from Pueblo vs. Structure Size (2007)
Graph comparing the distance of outlying structures to Pueblo la Plata on one hand and the size of these structures (estimated floor area) on the other. Pattern suggests that outlying structures near the pueblo tend to be larger in size.
Comparison of Outlying Structures at Pueblo la Plata: Proportions of Assemblage by Number of Rooms (2007)
Pie chart showing the proportions of outlying structures at Pueblo la Plata with various room counts. Most outliers consist of one room. In general, there is a negative correlation between the number of rooms in a structure and their prevalence.