A Preliminary Analysis of Chipped and Ground Stone Artifacts from Garden Canyon Village

Author(s): Anna Schneider

Year: 2015


Garden Canyon Village is a large multi-component site located in southeastern Arizona. The main occupation dates to the Classic Period, but the rich resources of the Huachuca Mountains drew ancient people to the site from Preceramic times through the end of the Prehistoric Period (A.D. 1450). Located 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico Border and 65 miles southeast of the Tucson Basin, Garden Canyon Village was located on the frontier of the Hohokam, Mogollon, Mimbres, and Trincheras culture areas. This poster presents an overview of Garden Canyon Village as well as a preliminary analysis of chipped and ground stone artifacts from the site. The sample consists of chipped stone tools and ground stone from two excavation areas: the E75 complex, a residential area with two adobe-walled structures, and the E100 complex, a courtyard with two adobe-walled rooms. In addition to providing insight into raw materials, lithic technology, subsistence strategies, and regional trade, this project addresses Garden Canyon Village's position in the larger Southwest and the cultural affiliation of its residents.

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A Preliminary Analysis of Chipped and Ground Stone Artifacts from Garden Canyon Village. Anna Schneider. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398045)

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Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest

Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;