The Coronado Project Archaeological Investigations, The Specialists' Volume: Biocultural Analyses

Author(s): Robert E. Gasser

Year: 1982


In the mid-1970s, the Salt River Project, a public utility in Arizona, contracted with the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) to provide archaeological clearance for 148 miles of railroad and transmission line right-of-way in northeastern Arizona prior to actual construction. The project area is roughly bounded by St. Johns and Springerville to the south, and Holbrook and Navajo to the north. Those settlements also help define the western and eastern boundaries of the project area. MNA archaeologists spent just over one year in the field excavating 47 sites found within the railroad and transmission line rights-of-way.

Hundreds of flotation, pollen, and bone samples were taken during site excavation.This volume consists of the work of four specialists who analyzed different aspects of the biocultural data base and arrived at conclusions regarding prehistoric subsistence and environment in the project area for the period between ca. 200 B.C.-A.D. 1225. These studies deal with Archaic, Mogollon, and Anasazi plant and animal remains, although the bulk of the material is Anasazi. Most of the Archaic and Mogollon sites were excavated within the transmission line right-of-way and are reported in detail by Hartman (1981). The majority of the Anasazi sites were found within the railroad right-of-way.

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The Coronado Project Archaeological Investigations, The Specialists' Volume: Biocultural Analyses. Robert E. Gasser. 1982 ( tDAR id: 427903) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8427903

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -200 to 1225 (Dating based on biocultural data)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.398; min lat: 34.859 ; max long: -109.175; max lat: 35.205 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Jannifer W. Gish; Richard H. Hevly; Nicholas J. Czaplewski; Dana Hartman; Cherie Scheick

Prepared By(s): Museum of Northern Arizona

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

Coronado Series(s): 4

SRP Library Call No.(s): E78.C676 G37 1982

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00030604

MNA Research Paper(s): 23

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