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Faunal Material from the Gillespie Dam Site, AZ T:13:18 (ASM)

Part of the Gillespie Dam Site project

Creator(s): Tiffany Clark

Year: 2010

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Summary

Data recovery efforts undertaken by Desert Archaeology, Inc. at the Gillespie Dam site (AZ T:13:18 [ASM]) in central Arizona resulted in the recovery of relatively small faunal assemblage. This report provides a brief description of the 37 bone specimens that were obtained from these excavations. Though conclusions are limited by the size of the assemblage, the findings of this study indicate that the residents of the Sedentary or early Classic period village followed a fairly typical Hohokam subsistence strategy that focused on the procurement of locally available small game animals. The faunal data also shed light on the nature of long-distance ties in southwestern Arizona with the recovery of a marine crab claw from a pithouse structure at the site suggesting at least occasional interactions with populations along the Gulf of California.


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Faunal Material from the Gillespie Dam Site, AZ T:13:18 (ASM). Tiffany Clark. 2010 ( tDAR id: 375820) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89K49F5


Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: view_entered_data

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
OBSERVATION Specimen identification number.
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Fauna none none
Unit Unit number
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
FIELD_NUMBER Number used to denote bag in the field.
BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Coll Type BIGINT  Coded Value Provenience and Context Collection Type Codes none
ORIG_FUSION Blank column
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Fauna none none
BREAK BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam Site, Breakage none
Fe. Type VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
Level BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
HUMAN_MODIFICATIONS BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam, Human Modification none
Modified Refers to modifications associated with specific stratum (MIXED = mixed deposit, FF = floor fill, FL = floor)
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
PROJECT_CODE ASM project code
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
ASM_CATNUM ASM catalog number
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
PRINT_SITE_NUMBER ASM Site number
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
NATURAL_MODIFICATIONS2 BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam, Natural Modification none
TAXON_LEVEL_1 VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Fauna none none
Feature BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
LAST_MODIFIED Indicates date that the dataset was last modified
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
ENTERED Indicates who entered the data
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
PROJECT_SPECIFIC_CHAR1 Project specific characters
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
PROJECT_SPECIFIC_CODE2 Project specific codes
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
SIDE Side
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam, Side none
ELEMENT Element
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna : Element Gillespie Dam Site, Element Fauna Element Ontology
TAXON_LEVEL_2 BIGINT  Uncoded Value Fauna none none
Stratum BIGINT  Coded Value Provenience and Context Stratum Description, Coding Sheet, Gillespie Dam none
NATURAL_MODIFICATIONS1 BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam, Natural Modification none
ANIMAL_MODIFICATIONS BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam, Animal Modification none
BONE_PART bone part
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam, Bone Portion none
FUSION fusion
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam Site, Bone fusion none
AMOUNT_PRESENT BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam, Percent Complete none
PROJECT_SPECIFIC_CODE1 Project specific information
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
PROJECT_SPECIFIC_NUM2 Project specific information
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
PROJECT_SPECIFIC_NUM1 Project specific information
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
PROJECT_ID Specific identification number for the project
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context none none
COMMENTS General Comments
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Fauna none none
NISP Number of Identified Specimens (with refits taken into account)
BIGINT  Count Fauna none none
NUMBER_OF_FRAGMENTS Total number of bones for an individual specimen
BIGINT  Count Fauna none none
BURNING BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna Gillespie Dam Site, burning none

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Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Kathleen Henderson


File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
pvpw_fauna.xls 32.00kb May 17, 2012 3:31:06 PM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America