Payson Rock Ruin Arizona Site Steward File


This is an Arizona Site Steward file for the Payson Rock Ruin site, located on Tonto National Forest land. The site consists of a masonry complex, storage and occupied rock shelters, bedrock grinding features, prehistoric and historic petroglyphs, a wickiup ring, and associated artifacts. The site appears to have first been occupied by the Payson Tradition before being reoccupied by the Apache in historic times.

The file consists of a heritage inventory form and three hand drawn site maps. The earliest dated document is from 1954.

Cite this Record

Payson Rock Ruin Arizona Site Steward File. F. Olson, A. Olson, Joe Janes, Lindauer, S. Horton, J. S. Wood. 1954 ( tDAR id: 400863) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89Z96R5

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1500 to 1874 (Phase I of Apache site use based on ceramic and architectural analysis. 1500 is an approximate date.)

Calendar Date: 1900 to 1959 (Phase II of Apache site use based on ceramic and architectural analysis.)

Calendar Date: 1150 to 1300 (Payson Tradition site use based on ceramic and architectural analysis.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.93; min lat: 33.22 ; max long: -110.671; max lat: 34.529 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Arizona State Parks

Contributor(s): J. King; S. Koski

Landowner(s): U. S. Forest Service

Prepared By(s): Arizona State Parks

Record Identifiers

Project No.(s): 01-141; 99-04

Project Name(s): Payson IV LEX (99-04)

File Information

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Payson-Rock-Ruin-New.pdf 266.38kb Nov 18, 2015 11:39:55 AM Confidential
This file is unredacted.

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Contact(s): Arizona State Parks