Excavations in the Santa Cruz River Floodplain: The Early Agricultural Period Component at Los Pozos

Editor(s): David A. Gregory

Year: 2001


Archaeological research reported in this volume was conducted under an on call contract between Desert Archaeology, Inc. and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT; Contract 9446). This contract provides for documentation and appropriate treatment of cultural resources encountered during long-term implementation of proposed ADOT improvements to the Tucson area segment of the Interstate 10 corridor between the Interstate 19 interchange on the south and Tangerine Road on the north (Mabry 1993a). Several archaeological sites along this corridor have been previously investigated under this contract (Baar 1996; Clark 1993a, 1993b; Jones et al. 1994; Mabry 1993b; Mabry et al. 1997; Mabry, ed. 1998; Swartz 1997a).

The present report deals with investigations in that segment of the corridor falling between Prince Road on the south and Ruthrauff Road on the north and along both sides of Interstate 10. Following a records search and pedestrian survey of the project right-of-way, a plan for archaeological testing was prepared and subsequently carried out during January and February of 1995. Subsurface testing revealed an extensive component dating to the Early Agricultural period, as well as a much more spatially restricted and deeply buried Middle Archaic component.

Based on results of the testing program, a data recovery plan was prepared (Gregory 1995) and, between 7 August and 24 October 1995, excavations were carried out at the site later named Los Pozos (AZ AA:12:91[ASM]). The current volume reports investigation of the Early Agricultural period component at the site, while a companion volume documents work in the Middle Archaic component (Gregory, ed. 1999). The site name acknowledges several Early Agricultural period wells discovered during work at the site.

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Excavations in the Santa Cruz River Floodplain: The Early Agricultural Period Component at Los Pozos. David A. Gregory. 2001 ( tDAR id: 427921) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8427921

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min long: -111.038; min lat: 32.272 ; max long: -111.003; max lat: 32.294 ;

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Anthropological Papers No.(s): 21

TRACS No.(s): H380601D

SRP Library Barcode No.(s): 00090595

Contract No.(s): 94-46

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