Data Recovery Investigations of 30 Archaeological Sites at Talking Rock Ranch, Williamson Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona

Editor(s): Stewart Deats

Year: 2010


This document details the data recovery results for mitigation of adverse effects to 30 archaeological sites within the 3,185-acre private development known as Talking Rock Ranch located approximately 17 miles northwest of Prescott in Williamson Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona. EnviroSystems Management, Inc. conducted archaeological data recovery investigations at these sites at the request of Harvard Investments, Inc. (the landowner and developer). The development required an Individual Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the issuance of which was subject to the provisions of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

This data recovery report contains 16 chapters, references, and three appendixes. The chapters are: (1) Introduction, (2) Research Orientation and Treatment Plan, (3) Rock Art Sites, (4) Prehistoric Artifact Scatters or Camps, (5) Prehistoric Habitation Sites without Structures, (6) Prehistoric Habitation Sites with a Single Structure, (7) Prehistoric Habitation Sites with Multiple Structures, (8) Historic Sites, (9) Ceramic Analysis, (10) Flaked Stone Analysis, (11) Ground Stone Analysis, (12) Faunal Remains Analysis, (13) Shell Analysis, (14) Botanical Analysis, (15) Analysis of Human Remains, and (16) Research Synthesis. The appendixes are: (A) Absolute Dating Results, (B) Obsidian Sourcing, and (C) Artifact Analysis Codes.

Cite this Record

Data Recovery Investigations of 30 Archaeological Sites at Talking Rock Ranch, Williamson Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona. Stewart Deats. EnviroSystems Management Project and Report No. ,1180-06. 23 East Fine Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001: EnviroSystems Management, Inc. 2010 ( tDAR id: 380811) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8N58M0D


Archaic Euroamerican Historic Late Archaic Prescott Culture

Building Materials Ceramic Dating Sample Fauna Fire Cracked Rock Glass Ground Stone Human Remains Macrobotanical Metal Mineral Pollen Shell Wood

Site Name
AZ N:2:101 (ASM) AZ N:2:102 (ASM) AZ N:2:111 (ASM) AZ N:2:114 (ASM) AZ N:2:12 (ASM) AZ N:2:17 (ASM) AZ N:2:29 (ASM) AZ N:2:31 (ASM) AZ N:2:64 (ASM) AZ N:2:66 (ASM) AZ N:2:67 (ASM) AZ N:2:68 (ASM) AZ N:2:69 (ASM) AZ N:2:70 (ASM) AZ N:2:73 (ASM) AZ N:2:75 (ASM) AZ N:2:77 (ASM) AZ N:2:80 (ASM) AZ N:2:87 (ASM) AZ N:2:88 (ASM) AZ N:2:89 (ASM) AZ N:2:90 (ASM) AZ N:2:91 (ASM) AZ N:2:93 (ASM) AZ N:2:94 (ASM) AZ N:2:99 (ASM) AZ N:6:47 (ASM) AZ N:6:49 (ASM) AZ N:6:60 (ASM) AZ N:6:61 (ASM) Show More

Site Type
Agricultural or Herding Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Bedrock Grinding Feature Burial Pit Cemetery Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Encampment Funerary and Burial Structures or Features Hamlet / Village Historic Structure Isolated Burial Isolated Feature Midden Milling Feature Non-Domestic Structures Petroglyph Pit Post Hole / Post Mold Quarry Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno Rock Alignment Rock Art Settlements Sheet Midden Storage Pit Structure Water Control Feature Show More

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 210 to 1270 (Most prehistoric components fall within this time range)

Calendar Date: 1864 to 1990 (Historic & recent components fall within this time range)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.596; min lat: 34.736 ; max long: -112.555; max lat: 34.771 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Stewart Deats

Contributor(s): Stewart Deats; Travis Ellison; Janet Hagopian; Jim Hasbargen; Greg Haynes; Richard Holloway; Daniel Newsome; Lanell Poseyesva; Steven Shackley; Jeremi Smith; Kimberly Spurr; Christine Markussen; Anne R. Thomas; Sarah Page; Jean Ballagh

Principal Investigator(s): Lynn Neal

Sponsor(s): Harvard Investments, Inc.

Submitted To(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Record Identifiers

Arizona State Museum Burial Agreement Case No.(s): 01-09

Arizona State Historic Preservation Office No.(s): 2000-1264

Army Corps of Engineers File No.(s): 9840560-SDM


General Note: Redaction Note: Information identifying the specific location of reburied human remains and associated funerary.

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