Tonto Creek Archaeological Project, Archaeological Investigations along Tonto Creek, Volume 1: Introduction and Site Descriptions for the Sycamore Creek and Slate Creek Sections

Editor(s): Jeffery J. Clark; James M. Vint

Year: 2000


The Tonto Creek Archaeological Project (TCAP) area was located in the Tonto Basin of east-central Arizona. The project, funded by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) was undertaken by Desert Archaeology in advance of the 1994-1996 realignment of Arizona State Route 188. The area available for investigation was a 61-m-wide (200-ft) corridor centered on the planned route for the realigned highway. The corridor followed a 13.3-km (8-mi) stretch of the western terrace overlooking Tonto Creek floodplain. The two volumes of Anthropological Papers Number 22 contain the site and non-mortuary feature descriptions in addition to background information regarding project methods, chronology, and the local environment. Volume 1 contains the introductory material and the Slate Creek and Sycamore Creek site descriptions. Volume 2 is devoted entirely to sites investigated in the Punkin Center section. Mortuary features descriptions are presented in Archaeological Papers Number 24.

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Tonto Creek Archaeological Project, Archaeological Investigations along Tonto Creek, Volume 1: Introduction and Site Descriptions for the Sycamore Creek and Slate Creek Sections. Jeffery J. Clark, James M. Vint. 2000 ( tDAR id: 427828) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8427828

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Archaic Historic Hohokam Middle Archaic

Building Materials Ceramic Chipped Stone Dating Sample Fauna Ground Stone Human Remains Macrobotanical Mineral Shell Wood

Site Name
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Site Type
Agricultural or Herding Archaeological Feature Artifact Scatter Burial Pit Canal or Canal Feature Courtyard Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Domestic Structures Encampment Funerary and Burial Structures or Features Hearth Mound / Earthwork Non-Domestic Structures Pit Pit House / Earth Lodge Post Hole / Post Mold Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Road Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno Room Block / Compound / Pueblo Settlements Shade Structure / Ramada Storage Pit Structure Water Control Feature

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 600 to 1450 (A.D.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.673; min lat: 33.532 ; max long: -110.783; max lat: 34.289 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Jefferey J. Clark; Susan D. Hall; Bruce B. Huckell; Lisa W. Huckell; Penny Dufoe Minturn; James M. Vint

Field Director(s): Gavin Archer; Noreen Fritz; Michael Lindeman; Brenda Randolph

Project Director(s): Jefferey Clark; Bruce Huckell

Repository(s): Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ

Prepared By(s): Center for Desert Archaeology

Submitted To(s): Arizona Department of Transportation Environmental Planning Services

Record Identifiers

Anthropological Papers No.(s): 22

Salt River Project Barcode No.(s): 00090598

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