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Archaeology of the Ak Chin Indian Community West Side Farms Project: The Land and the People

Author(s): Robert E. Gasser ; Christine K. Robinson ; Cory Dale Breternitz ; Soil Systems, Inc.

Year: 1990

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This volume presents an overview of the project area through environmental, geomorpological, and historical studies. The chapters contained herein represent only one aspect of the Ak-Chin Archaeological Project, which involved data recovery at 31 prehistoric, protohistoric, and historic sites. Four other volumes in the series provide the research design, reports on the sites studied, interpretations of the material culture and human remains from the sites, subsistence information derived from these sites, and a synthesis and interpretation of the various data. This volume contains seven chapters that set the stage for the remaining volumes. It includes an introduction, an assessment of the modern and historic physical environment in the project area, an overview of floodwater farming, a historical examination of Ak-Chin area from the perspective of Spanish Colonial records, an examination of the area based on archaeological and historical records, and a history of government policy and administration of the Ak-Chin area.

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Archaeology of the Ak Chin Indian Community West Side Farms Project: The Land and the People, 2. Robert E. Gasser, Christine K. Robinson, Cory Dale Breternitz, Soil Systems, Inc.. Soil Systems Publications in Archaeology ,9. Phoenix, Arizona: Soil Systems, Inc. 1990 ( tDAR id: 377887) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85Q4WZ8


Temporal Coverage

Radiocarbon Date: 1850 to 200

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.131; min lat: 32.985 ; max long: -112.049; max lat: 33.049 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Principal Investigator(s): Cory Dale Breternitz

Project Director(s): Robert E. Gasser ; W. Bruce Masse

Landowner(s): Ak-Chin Indian Community

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Permitting Agency(s): Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pheonix Area Office

Prepared By(s): Soil Systems, Inc

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Record Identifiers

ARPA Permit No.(s): SSI/Ak/PAO-001a

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 5-07-30-W0058

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Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America