Archeological Survey in the Eastern Tucson Basin: Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Mountain Unit, Cactus Forest Area, Volume I
Part of the Archaeology of Saguaro National Park project
The Western Archeological and Conservation Center conducted an archeological survey in the cactus forest area of Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Mountain Unit, in the eastern Tucson Basin. A total of
160 prehistoric and historic sites and 401 isolated artifact/limited activity areas was recorded. Prehistoric sites include a small rockshelter, bedrock mortar locations, quarries, and artifact scatters, including large village sites with agricultural features. Historic sites include early homesteads, the Loma Verde Mine and associated mining camp, several lime kilns, and National Park Service buildings from the 1930s and 1940s.
This report is presented in two volumes. Volume I provides a summary the prehistoric sites and their material culture, a chapter on historic sites, and a discussion of management recommendations. Appendix 1 is a cross listing of all site numbers, including SAGU 83A field numbers, ASM numbers, and previous survey numbers. Volume II contains Appendix 2 (Site Descriptions) and Appendix 3 isolated artifacts) .
Cite this Record
Archeological Survey in the Eastern Tucson Basin: Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Mountain Unit, Cactus Forest Area, Volume I. Kay Simpson, Susan J. Wells. Publications in Anthropology ,22. Tucson, Arizona: Westerm Archeological and Conservation Center. 1983 ( tDAR id: 4253) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GQ6WWJ
Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Commercial or Industrial Structures • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Mine • Non-Domestic Structures • Quarry • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Rock Art • Settlements
Calendar Date: -4000 to 1950
min long: -110.746; min lat: 32.106 ; max long: -110.394; max lat: 32.248 ;
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