Marijilda Canyon Archeological District Arizona Site Steward File


This is an Arizona Site Steward file for the Marijilda Canyon Archeological District, located on Coronado National Forest land. This district is comprised of multiple sites including a masonry pueblo, numerous agricultural features, plazas, rock alignments, and prehistoric and historic petroglyphs. The sites are generally identified as Salado, although one document favors Mogollon. Amidst the prehistoric sites is one historic site, a structure with a fireplace, doorway, and trash deposit, possibly associated with a 1915 homestead entry application from one Carl Schroeder. Portions of the c. 1909 Lebanon Ditch are also found throughout the district.

The file consists of a site data form, National Register of Historic Places registration form, site maps, sketches of petroglyph panels, map of the district location, an archaeological and historical site inventory form, Arizona State Museum site survey form, four black and white photographs, an archaeological site inventory form, a site inspection report form, and two pages of sketches of modern graffiti. The earliest dated document is from 1967.

Cite this Record

Marijilda Canyon Archeological District Arizona Site Steward File. Jim McDonald, M. M. Farrell, P. M., Ph.D. Spoerl, Carl B. Johnson. 1992 ( tDAR id: 401040) ; doi:10.6067/XCV84F1SJK


Mogollon Salado San Pedro

Basalt Black-on-Redware Black-on-Whiteware Bone Brownware Buffware Building Materials Casa Grande Red-on-Buffware Ceramic Chalcedony Chert Chipped Stone Encinas Red-on-Brownware Fauna Fourmile Polychrome Ware? Ground Stone Human Remains Masonry Maverick Mountain Black-on-Redware Maverick Mountain Polychrome Ware Metal Mimbres Black-on-Whiteware Mineral Pinto-Gila Polychrome Ware Pinto Polychrome Ware Plainware Polychrome Ware Quartz Red-on-Brownware Red-on-Buffware Redware Rhyolite Salado Polychrome Ware San Carlos Red-on-Brownware Shell St. Johns Polychrome Ware Stone Tin Tonto Plainware Tucson Polychrome Ware Tularosa Black-and-Whiteware Whiteware Show More

Site Name
04-01 04-01 Marijilda AR03-05-01-146 AR03-05-04-01 AR-03-05-04-01 AR03-05-04-142 AR03-05-04-143 AR03-05-04-144 AR03-05-04-145 AR03-05-04-147 AR3-05-04-141 ARIZ CC:5:6 Black-on-Redware Brownware Lebanon Ditch Marijilda Marijilda Canyon Archeological District Marijilda Canyon Prehistoric Archaeological District Marijilda Ruin Redware

Site Type
Agricultural Field or Field Feature Agricultural or Herding Ancient Structure Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Bedrock Grinding Feature Check Dam Clearing Ditch Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Domestic Structures Doorway Field House Fireplace Hamlet / Village Historic Structure Kiva? Lithic Scatter Masonry Pueblo Midden Milling Feature Non-Domestic Structures Petroglyph Plaza Pueblo Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Rock Alignment Rock Art Rock Pile Room Block / Compound / Pueblo Settlements Sherd Scatter Terrace Trash Midden Village Water Control Feature Show More

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1200 to 1299 (Date of Salado cultural affiliation indicated by ceramics and architecture.)

Calendar Date: 1300 to 1400 (Period of significance as listed on the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form.)

Calendar Date: 1917 to 1950 (Trash associated with the historic structure at AR03-05-04-147 dates from pre-1917 to post-1950.)

Calendar Date: 1250 to 1399 (Possible range of occupation of the masonry pueblo, 1250-14th century, based on ceramic analysis.)

Calendar Date: 1909 to 1909 (Approximate construction date of the Lebanon Ditch.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -110.992; min lat: 31.34 ; max long: -110.338; max lat: 32.003 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Arizona State Parks

Contributor(s): Arizona State Museum

Landowner(s): U. S. Forest Service

Prepared By(s): Arizona State Parks

File Information

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