Faunal Analysis for Phase II Data Recovery at Pozos de Sonoqui/AZ U:14:49 (ASM) Within the Proposed Alignment of Riggs Road

Author(s): Andrea Gregory

Year: 2018

Summary

A total of 3,757 faunal fragments was recovered from Phase II data recovery investigations at Pozos de Sonoqui, AZ U:14:49(ASM). The project area is situated within saltbush communities bordered by creosote-bursage with pockets of denser, shrubbier vegetation associated with drainages and areas along nearby Queen Creek, Sonoqui Wash, and the Gila River; irrigation canals were present prehistorically and upland resources are also located in proximity to the site (Chenault and Stubing 2012). The faunal assemblage contained predominately small mammals, including large numbers of jackrabbits, with cottontails, artiodactyls, rodents, carnivores, birds, reptiles, and amphibians present. The assemblage is characterized by modifications, including burning and evidence of natural erosion and weathering, with high fragmentation rates, and a number of bone artifacts including awls, a ring/tube in production, and a scoop/spatula.

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Faunal Analysis for Phase II Data Recovery at Pozos de Sonoqui/AZ U:14:49 (ASM) Within the Proposed Alignment of Riggs Road. Andrea Gregory. 2018 ( tDAR id: 440684) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8440684

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min long: -112.246; min lat: 33.36 ; max long: -111.936; max lat: 33.475 ;

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Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

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