Center for Archaeology & Society

School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University

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The Arizona State University Center for Archaeology and Society is an organization that addresses enduring issues in the present by using archaeology's unique access to the diversity of solutions developed by ancient Southwestern cultures. The Center is concerned with artifacts, archaeological sites and ancient landscapes – the objects, buildings and places of the past – both in their own right and for what they tell us about the societies that made and used them. It investigates the organizational strategies, management of resources and technological developments of ancient societies in order to understand the ways in which they adapted to their environments. Through these efforts the Center addresses contemporary concerns with sustainability, the implications of technology and the resilience of different forms of social and economic organization, particularly in arid regions such as the U.S. Southwest. The Center pursues this mission with innovative efforts in academic research; physical and digital object curation; formal and informal education; and community engagement.

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Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve Digital Collections The reports and records in this collection describe the rock art now interpreted at the The Deer Valley Rock Art Center (DVRAC) and the archaeological investigations that led to DVRAC’s founding in 1994. Paper copies of the reports and other archives, as well as its research library, are now housed at the Center for Archaeology and Society Repository at Arizona State University. In an effort to both preserve these documents and make them more accessible to rock art researchers, a portion of these records are now available on...

Theodore Roosevelt Dam Archaeological Project The Center for Archaeology and Society (CAS) and the Center for Digital Antiquity (DA) at Arizona State University have created and are making available via tDAR, a collection of digital documents, data sets, and other information. This digital collection comprises many of the results of the detailed and intensive archaeological investigations undertaken for the Theodore Roosevelt Dam project in the Tonto Basin of central Arizona.

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Hedgpeth Hills Rock Art Recording and Investigations
  • Hedgpeth Hills Rock Art Recording and Investigations
    PROJECT Uploaded by: system user

    This project contains documents relating to the rock art recording and investigations that were conducted by J. Simon Bruder during the early 1980s. The documents associated with this project include a synthesis report of fieldwork, field maps of the Hedgpeth Hills, and locality record sheets for each rock art panel.

Roosevelt Community Development Study-Center for Desert Archaeology
  • Roosevelt Community Development Study-Center for Desert Archaeology
    PROJECT Douglas Craig. Mark Elson. Deborah Swartz. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. William Doelle.

    The Roosevelt Community Development Study (RCD) was one of three data recovery mitigative studies that the Bureau of Reclamation funded to investigate the prehistory of the Tonto Basin in the vicinity of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The series of investigations constituted Reclamation's program for complying with historic preservation legislation as it applied to the raising and modification of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Reclamation contracted with Desert Archaeology, Inc. to complete the research for...

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study
    PROJECT Arleyn Simon. Peter McCartney. Glen Rice. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Charles Redman. Brenda Shears.

    The Roosevelt Platform Mound Study (RPMS) was one of three mitigative data recovery studies that the Bureau of Reclamation funded to investigate the prehistory of the Tonto Basin in the vicinity of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The series of investigations constituted Reclamation's program for complying with historic preservation legislation as it applied to the raising and modification of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Reclamation contracted with the Arizona State University Office of Cultural Resource...

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study (RPMS): Research Design, Field and Laboratory Manuals, and Background Research Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Cline Terrace Complex, Cline Mesa Sites
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Cline Terrace Complex, Cline Mesa Sites
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen E. Rice. Charles Redman.

    This project contains the RPMS report and data sets for the Cline Mesa sites located in the Cline Terrace Complex. The Cline Mesa sites total 35 in number and include all sites in the Cline Terrace Complex with the exception of Cline Terrace Mound, the large platform mound in the center of the complex.

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Cline Terrace Mound
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Cline Terrace Mound
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Ofice. Glen E. Rice. Charles Redman.

    This project includes the Roosevelt Platform Mound Study report on the investigation of the Cline Terrace Mound site and the data sets for various artifact types and other remains from this site.

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Pinto Creek Complex, Livingston Area Sites, Pillar Mound, Pinto Point Sites, Pinto Point Mound
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Pinto Creek Complex, Livingston Area Sites, Pillar Mound, Pinto Point Sites, Pinto Point Mound
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen E. Rice. Charles Redman.

    This project includes the RPMS 03 (presented in two volumes) and the data sets from sites reported by this study. The report is the third site description volume for the RPMS, an eight-year archaeological research project in the Tonto Basin of central Arizona that began in April 1989. It is funded by the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior and is conducted by the Office of Cultural Resource Management in the Department of Anthropology at Arizona State University. The work was...

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Pinto Creek Complex, Schoolhouse Mesa Sites
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Pinto Creek Complex, Schoolhouse Mesa Sites
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen E. Rice. Charles Redman.

    This project includes the report of archaeological investigations of the Schoolhouse Mesa sites, part of the Schoolhouse Management Group, in the Pinto Creek Complex. Also included are data sets of various kinds of artifacts and remains from the investigations.

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Pinto Creek Complex, Schoolhouse Point Mound
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Pinto Creek Complex, Schoolhouse Point Mound
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen E. Rice. Charles Redman.

    This project includes the two-volume report on the archaeological investigation of the Schoolhouse Point Mound, part of the Pinto Creek Complex and the Schoolhouse Management Group. The project also includes data sets of various kinds of remains excavated as part of the investigations.

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Report and Data Sets on the Uplands Complex
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Report and Data Sets on the Uplands Complex
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Charles Redman.

    This project includes a report and data sets related to 52 Uplands Complex sites investigated by the Roosevelt Platform Mound Study. Excavations or surface collections were conducted at 32 of the sites. These sites were in four study units located in the bajadas and foothill-transition zone of the piedmonts that surround and define the Tonto Basin. Although the four Uplands Complex study units are in separate localities, the term "uplands" distinguishes these sites from those on the basin floor,...

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Rock Island Complex
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Rock Island Complex
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Charles Redman.

    This report is the second site description volume for the Roosevelt Platform Mound Study, an eight-year archaeological research project in the Tonto Basin of central Arizona that began in April of 1989. It is funded by the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior and is conducted by the Office of Cultural Resource Management in the Department of Anthropology at Arizona State University. The work was performed under a permit from the Tonto National Forest. The research was made...

Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Summary and Synthesis Reports
  • Roosevelt Platform Mound Study: Summary and Synthesis Reports
    PROJECT USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office. Glen Rice. Charles Redman.

    The Roosevelt Platform Mound Study (RPMS) examined the ancient architecture, ecological relationships, economies, settlement patterns, social organization, and subsistence of three Classic period community complexes in the Tonto Basin of Arizona in the geographic areas known as Pinto Creek, Cline Terrace, and Rock Island. The data came from the investigation of over 75 prehistoric sites arranged in three clusters within the Tonto Basin. There are many sites arranged in other clusters that remain...

The Roosevelt Rural Sites Study
  • The Roosevelt Rural Sites Study
    PROJECT Richard Ciolek-Torrello. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

    The Roosevelt Rural Sites Study (RRS) was one of three data recovery mitigative studies that the Bureau of Reclamation funded to investigate the prehistory of the Tonto Basin in the vicinity of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The series of investigations constituted Reclamation's program for complying with historic preservation legislation as it applied to the raising and modification of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Reclamation contracted with Statistical Research, Inc. to conduct this study. The RRS was...