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Issues in Historical Archaeology in the American Southwest

Author(s): Sara Ferland

Year: 2014

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As one of the youngest states in the Union, Arizona is often thought of as not having much in the way of historical cultural resources. The Spanish mission and presidio sites in the southern part of the state have been well documented; however the later Euro-American mining, homesteading, and ranching sites are often overlooked due to poor preservation, lack of interest, and lack of trained historical archaeologists. This paper will serve to illuminate these issues and offer potential solutions in an effort to better capture Arizona’s “recent” history.

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Issues in Historical Archaeology in the American Southwest. Sara Ferland. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437139)

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PaperId(s): SYM-59,14

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America