Analysis of Historic Artifacts and Faunal Material From Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Author(s): Karolyn Jackman Jensen; Margaret Glass

Year: 1999


Cathy Johnson of Arizona State Parks asked Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) to analyze historic material recovered from salvage excavations at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park (AZ X:6:90(ASM)), which was used from 1876 to 1909. The artifacts were unexpectedly encountered during the demolition of a deteriorating adobe wall. This wall will be replaced by a reproduction of the original 18-ft walls that enclosed the old prison yard. Most of the artifacts were recovered from a shallow pit near the south wall. Thirty-two additional artifacts were found near the east wall. Ms. Karolyn Jackman Jensen analyzed and interpreted the historic artifacts, and Dr. Margaret Glass analyzed and interpreted the faunal material.

Cite this Record

Analysis of Historic Artifacts and Faunal Material From Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Karolyn Jackman Jensen, Margaret Glass. Tempe, AZ: Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. 1999 ( tDAR id: 399252) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88P62D1

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Geographic Keywords
Arizona (State / Territory) Yuma, AZ Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Temporal Keywords
1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 19th Century 20th Century Historic

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1876 to 1909 (Years of use of the Yuma Territorial Prison.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -114.626; min lat: 32.708 ; max long: -114.594; max lat: 32.745 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Arizona State Parks

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.

Submitted To(s): Arizona State Parks

Record Identifiers

ACS Project No.(s): 98-48

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