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When Do You Stop and Why? Site Boundary Definitions at University Indian Ruin, Pima County, Arizona

Author(s): Sharlot Hart

Year: 2015

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Not much is found in the scholarly literature regarding site boundary definitions: boundaries defined for management purposes may be different from pre-Columbian geographical boundaries. This is the case at University Indian Ruin (UIR), a 13-acre parcel listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and owned by the University of Arizona. Homeowners in the neighboring community, also listed on the National Register as Indian Ridge, routinely retrieve sherds while performing yard maintenance showing that the UIR site extends past its current managerial boundaries. Survey and test pits in Pima County rights-of-way help Pima County understand what subsurface deposits they have to manage. The juxtaposition of the two testing methods also inform on the usefulness of Class III survey in such heavily disturbed contexts. Finally, a new site boundary for UIR is suggested.

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When Do You Stop and Why? Site Boundary Definitions at University Indian Ruin, Pima County, Arizona. Sharlot Hart. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398076)


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

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