Tracks through Time: Urban Archaeology along the METRO Light Rail Corridor, Volume IV, Part 1: Technical Analyses and Material Culture
This book presents the results of the archaeological investigations that were conducted along then Light Rail route before and during its construction. As with any project that receives federal funding, METRO was legally required to undertake archaeological investigations along the project corridor; but production of this volume reflects not only METRO's commitment to legal compliance with environmental laws, but also the commitment of the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa to preserve and protect the rich prehistoric and historic heritage upon which they are built— a heritage that is reflected in the very name of Phoenix.
As a result of our investigations, we encountered a wealth of archaeological materials, investigated 1,049 features, and recovered over a quarter of a million artifacts— not surprising given that the Light Rail route traverses numerous prehistoric villages that were occupied by the Hohokam about 1,000 years ago. While only a very few of these artifacts can be described in this volume, most of them are curated (stored under controlled conditions so they can be preserved for future generations of researchers) at three local museums— Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix, the Tempe Historical Museum in Tempe, and the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa. Here we discuss some of the more interesting prehistoric and historic artifacts and features that we found, and relate how their analysis has advanced what we know about the prehistoric and early historic occupations of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
This is volume 4 part 1 of the reports for Tracks through Time: Urban Archaeology along the METRO Light Rail Corridor. This report details the artifact research within the excavations. The types of artifacts examined in this report are ceramics, lithics, shells, copper bells, historic resources and artifacts.
Cite this Record
Tracks through Time: Urban Archaeology along the METRO Light Rail Corridor, Volume IV, Part 1: Technical Analyses and Material Culture. Allan J. Schilz, Margerie Green, Lourdes Aguila, Glennda Gene Luhnow. 2011 ( tDAR id: 440659) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8440659
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Abrader • Anvilstone • Ax • Bead • Biface • Bottles • Brick • Brown Paste Variant Buffware • Buffware • Button • Cans • Casa Grande Red-on-Buffware • Ceramic • Chipped Stone • Clothing fragments • Copper bells • Core • Core tool • earring • engravers • Figurine • Flakes • Gila Butte Red-on-Buffware • Gila Plainware • Gila Redware • Glass • Ground Stone • Hammerstone • historic ceramics • Human Remains • Insulator • Jar • Knife • Mano • mending holes • Metal • metate • Nail • Palette • pecking stone • Pendants • Pestle • polishing stone • Projectile Point • Redware • Rings • Sacaton Red-on-Buffware • Sacaton Redware • Santa Cruz Red-on-Buffware • Santan Red-on-Buffware • Scoop • Scraper • Shell • sherd disks • Snaketown Red-on-Buffware • Spindle Whorl • Stone Tools • Tessera • Textile • Tinkler • toys • Wingfield Plainware • Wingfield Redware Show More
AZ FF:9:17(ASM) • AZ T:12:222(ASM) • AZ T:12:224 (ASM) • AZ T:12:235(ASM) • AZ T:12:42 (ASM) • AZ T:12:45(ASM) • AZ T:7:167 (ASM) • AZ T:8:213(ASM) • AZ U:16:299 (ASM) • AZ U:9:165 (ASM) • AZ U:9:189(ASM) • AZ U:9:298(ASM) • Grand Canal • Hayden Ditch • Hotel Westward Ho (Roosevelt Hotel) • La Plaza • Maricopa Canal • Phoenix & Eastern Railroad (segment of Creamery Branch) • Phoenix Street Railway • Phoenix Townsite • Pueblo Grande • Salt River Valley Canal • Standard Oil Service Station • Tempe Barrios • US 80/Bankhead Highway
Adobe House • Agricultural or Herding • Animal Inhumation • Archaeological Feature • Artifact Concentration • Artifact Scatter • Canal or Canal Feature • Crematorium • Culvert • Ditch • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Hearth • House • Inhumation • Midden • Pit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Post Hole / Post Mold • Privy • Railroad • Refuse Pit • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Road • Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno • Rock Alignment • Room • Soil Lens • Trash Pit • Wall • Well Show More
Archaeological Overview • Collections Research • Historic Background Research • Methodology, Theory, or Synthesis • Records Search / Inventory Checking • Research Design / Data Recovery Plan
min long: -112.099; min lat: 33.384 ; max long: -111.746; max lat: 33.448 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office
Contributor(s): Lourdes Aguila; Sean Bergin; Jennifer L. Bower; Jaimie R. Boyd; Michael S. Droz; Deborah L. Ferguson; Andrea Gregory; Emily A. Higgins; Thomas E. Jones; Glennda Gene Luhnow; Alex Miller; Walter R. Punzmann; E. Melanie Ryan; Allan J. Schilz; Scott Solliday; Quinlan Stefaniak; Glenn S.L. Stuart; Victoria D. Tactikos; Victoria D. Vargas; Jennifer L. Bowler; Eric Dosh; Shawn Fackler; Paige B. Florie; J.C. Kliner; Alissa Letendre; Stanley Plum; Jonathan Spiandorello; Christopher Thompson; M. John Matriko; Linda M. Schilling
Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.
Submitted To(s): Valley Metro Rail, Inc.
Cultural Resources Report No. (s): 147
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