Tortolita Phase (Temporal 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 Investigations at AZ AA:8:350 (ASM) and AZ AA:8:351 (ASM), Along State Route 79, Pinal County, Arizona (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah L. Swartz.

Archaeological investigations were conducted along State Route 79 northwest of Oracle, Arizona, prior to rebuilding the Coronado Wash Bridge by the Arizona Department of Transportation. Desert Archaeology subcontracted with AZTEC Engineering to perform the investigations. Two sites were included in this project, AZ AA:8:350 (ASM) and AZ AA:8:351 (ASM), the Coronado Wash site. AZ AA:8:350 (ASM) was tested for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) and is not...


Archaeological Investigations at Honey Bee Village, a Prehistoric Hohokam Ballcourt Village in the Cañada del Oro Valley of Southern Arizona: Description of Excavated Structures (2011)
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Honey Bee Village, AZ BB:9:88 (ASM), is a large, prehistoric ballcourt village in the northern Tucson Basin. It is situated on the southeastern bajada of the Tortolita Mountains in the southern Cañada del Oro Valley. The site area is adjacent to a large alluvial basin at the juncture of Big Wash and Honey Bee Canyon at a mean elevation of 878 m (2,880 ft) above sea level. In this report, descriptions of the excavated structures are provided for the most recent and most extensive archaeological...


Archaeological Investigations at the Lonetree Site, AA:12:120 (ASM), in the Northern Tucson Basin (1990)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Mary Bernard-Shaw.

The following report describes the results of the archaeological investigations at the Lonetree site. Field investigations were conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc. (formerly the Institute for American Research) under the sponsorship of the American Continental Corporation (AMCOR) between January and May of 1987. Lonetree (AZ AA:12:120 ASM) was identified as a multicomponent site occupied during the Pioneer period (A.D. 550-650) and the Sedentary period (A.D. 940-1150). A total of 256...


Archaeological Investigations at the Southeastern Margin of the Valencia Site, AZ BB:13:15(ASM), Pima County, Arizona (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ellen C. Ruble.

Desert Archaeology, Inc., was contracted by Entranco, Inc., as part of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) improvement project to conduct phased archaeological data recovery prior to construction of a drainage ditch. The project area is located in the southeastern corner of the Valencia site (AZ BB:13:15 [ASM]), which is part of the larger Valencia community. The core area of the Valencia site is located at the southern end of the Valencia community. The community consists of the...


Archaeological Investigations at the Yuma Wash Site and Outlying Settlements Part 2 (2016)
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The Yuma Wash site was a permanently occupied large Classic period village situated in the northern Tucson Basin at the juncture of the eastern bajada of the Tucson Mountains with the Santa Cruz River floodplain. The site area was also intermittently used on a much smaller scale during the rest of the Hohokam sequence and during the Early Agricultural and Early Ceramic periods, as well as during the Historic era. The project was conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., for the Town of Marana. The...


Archaeological Investigations of Selected Mortuary Contexts at AZ AA:12:321 (ASM), Marana, Pima County, Arizona (2011)
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A summary of the mortuary remains recovered by Desert Archaeology, Inc., personnel during excavations at AZ AA:12:321 (ASM) is provided in this report. The site is situated in the northwestern Tucson Basin approximately 1 km west of the Santa Cruz River, in the town of Marana, Pima County, Arizona. Additional compliance, management, and legal information for the current project is provided in the Compliance Summary in the front matter of this report. AA:12:321, also referred to as the...


An Archaeological Survey of One-Half Acre, Town of Marana, Arizona (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Mary Charlotte Thurtle.

On August 25, 2000 an archaeologist from SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants completed a half-acre Class III archaeological survey of the proposed location for a new Jack In The Box restaurant in the town of Marana, Arizona.


Archaeological Testing at Valencia Vieja West, AZ BB:13:15 (ASM) (1999)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ellen C. Ruble.

Archaeological testing was conducted in the northwest portion of the Valencia site, AZ BB:13:15 (ASM), to determine if significant subsurface archaeological remains were present in a City of Tucson parcel that may be acquired and developed by Pima Community College. The information collected from this project contributes to defining Valencia Vieja, the Early Ceramic period occupation of the Valencia site. Fifteen new features were discovered in 1,120 m of backhoe trenches that were strategically...


The Cortaro Road Site: 2800 Years of Prehistory in the Northern Tucson Basin (2005)
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Between November 9, 2001 and May 31, 2002, SWCA archaeologists conducted a series of testing and data recovery investigations at the Cortaro Road Site (AZ AA:12:232 (ASM)) for Arizona Pavilions Development in the Town of Marana, Pima County, Arizona. This work was conducted to comply with the Town of Marana's regulations for a grading permit. Archaeological features dating to the Early Agricultural (pre-San Pedro, San Pedro, Early Cienega, and Late Cienega phases) and Early Ceramic (Tortolita...


Craft Specialization in the Southern Tucson Basin: Archaeological Excavations at the Julian Wash Site, AZ BB:13:17 (ASM), Part 1: Introduction, Excavation Results, and Artifact Investigations (2011)
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Results of large-scale excavations conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., personnel in 2000, at the Julian Wash site, AZ BB:13:17 (ASM), are reported in two volumes. Data recovery focused on portions of the site that were to be directly impacted by construction of the new highway interchange, while portions of the site not impacted were set aside as preserves later incorporated into a regional park. Excavations focused on four areas with concentrations of prehistoric cultural features. The...


Craft Specialization in the Southern Tucson Basin: Archaeological Excavations at the Julian Wash Site, AZ BB:13:17 (ASM), Part 2: Synthetic Studies (2011)
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Results of large-scale excavations conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., personnel in 2000, at the Julian Wash site, AZ BB:13:17 (ASM), are reported in two volumes. Data recovery focused on portions of the site that were to be directly impacted by construction of the new highway interchange, while portions of the site not impacted were set aside as preserves later incorporated into a regional park. Excavations focused on four areas with concentrations of prehistoric cultural features. The...


Excavations at AZ BB:13:74 (ASM): An Examination of Three Middle Rincon Phase Loci (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Michael W. Lindeman.

This report details archaeological investigations at AZ BB:13:74 (ASM), a Middle Rincon phase (A.D. 1000¬ 1100) hamlet. The excavations discussed in this report are part of a larger project related to the expansion of the Desert Vista Campus, Pima Community Colleges. The other portion of this project focused on the site of Valencia Vieja (AZ BB:13:15 [ASM]), a large Tortolita phase village located south and west of BB:13:74. The results of those excavations are reported in a separate volume...


Life in the Valley of Gold: Archaeological Investigations at Honey Bee Village, a Prehistoric Hohokam Ballcourt Village Part 2 (2012)
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Approximately 61 percent (74 percent if only the extant portions of the site are considered) of the 60.5-acre Hohokam settlement known as Honey Bee Village, AZ BB:9:88 (ASM) (Arizona State Museum site files designation) was mechanically tested and horizontally exposed during excavations in 2006-2007 by Desert Archaeology, Inc., under contract with Pima County and Rancho Vistoso Partners, LLC. Honey Bee Village is located in the Town of Oro Valley north of Tucson. The core of the village was...


Limited Excavation at the Eastern Margin of the Hodges Site (1996)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah L. Swartz.

The excavations conducted on the fire station parcel for the Flowing Wells Fire District were situated on the eastern margin of the Hodges site, AZ AA:12:18 (ASM). During the testing phase, 24 features were identified in backhoe trenches, and the eastern boundary of the Hodges site, AZ AA:12:18 (ASM), was defined. The limited excavation phase focused solely on features that would be impacted by construction. Two pit-houses and two trash concentrations were excavated or sampled. Although the...


Results of Archaeological Testing at the Periphery of Honey Bee Village, AZ BB:9:88 (ASM), and at AZ BB:9:450 (ASM), Oro Valley, Pima County, Arizona (2018)
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Archaeological investigations were conducted along the periphery of Honey Bee Village, AZ BB:9:88 (ASM), and in the floodplain of Honey Bee Wash prior to construction activities by Mattamy Arizona, LLC. Honey Bee Village is a large, National Register-eligible site that contains a plaza, a ballcourt and more than 380 pit structures and 277 excavated mortuary features. The goal of the current project was to identify any mortuary features and to excavate them respectfully, before they might be...


Results of Construction Monitoring and Phase 1 Data Recovery at the Pima County Wireless Integrated Network Project Tower Site, City of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2014)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Paul M. Rawson. S. Jerome Hesse.

The Pima County Information Technology Department and the Pima County Sheriffs Department have joined with a number of public safety entities to develop and put to use the Pima County Wireless Integrated Network (PCWIN)—a regional public safety radio system. The PCWIN project included establishment of more than 30 tower sites and/or dispatch centers, the majority of which involved the collocation of new facilities onto existing tower structures and/or within existing buildings. The...


Results of NRHP Eligibility Testing at AZ BB:9:262/338 (ASM) for Meritage Homes’ Kai 291 North Development in Oro Valley, Pima County, Arizona (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Suzanne Griset.

Meritage Homes (Meritage) proposes to construct a residential subdivision in the town of Oro Valley (Town), north of Tucson, Arizona. One recorded site, AZ BB:9:262/338 (ASM), is located in the northeastern portion of the proposed Kai 291 North project area. Lucas (2014) recommended that the site be tested for its eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historical Places (NRHP). The Town required that Meritage assess the eligibility of the site and include the results in its...


Roots of Sedentism: Archaeological Excavations at Valencia Vieja, a Founding Village in the Tucson Basin of Southern Arizona (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Henry D. Wallace.

The archaeological research reported in this volume was conducted under contract with the Desert Vista Campus, Pima County Community College District. The contract provided for data recovery excavations at two sites located on portions of the campus property: AZ BB:13:15 (ASM) and AZ BB:13:74 (ASM). Both sites had been tested using backhoe trenching in 1992 (Huckell 1993), and had been found to have significant subsurface remains. While we were aware of the research potential of the portion of...


A San Pedro Phase Agricultural Field and Early Ceramic Period Occupations in the Middle Santa Cruz Valley, Southern Arizona: Investigations at the Stewart Brickyard and Rillito Loop Sites (2013)
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Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) proposed widening Interstate 10 (I-10) between Cortaro Road and Tangerine Road in northern Pima County, Arizona. Desert Archaeology, Inc., was contracted to mitigate the potential effects construction would have on significant cultural resources. A phased data recovery program was completed that addressed construction impacts at five archaeological sites along the l-10 corridor. Phase 1, exploratory trenching, tested for subsurface deposits at AZ...


Times of Transition: Excavations at the Pima Animal Care Center, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (2018)
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Excavations at the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) revealed a unique portion of the prehistoric Hohokam landscape. Uncovered were the vestiges of a settlement that was occupied for two short periods at the beginning and the end of the Hohokam pre-Classic. Both periods of occupation occurred during times of transition in the prehistoric Tucson Basin. The Tortolita phase occupation corresponds with the founding of villages and the transition to Hohokam lifeways throughout southern and central...


The Tortolita Phase in the Tortolita Foothills: Investigations at the Triangle Road Site (AZ BB:9:87 [ASM]) Oro Valley, Arizona (1999)
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The project was undertaken prior to development of the Neighborhood 5B parcel of the Rancho Vistoso property by Monterey Homes of Tucson. Treatment of the site is subject to the provisions of the Town of Oro Valley Grading Ordinance and the Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development District, which calls for the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to oversee treatment of sites on the property. The Triangle Road site (AZ BB:9:87 [ASM]) was a Tortolita phase hamlet located near...