Tracks through Time: The Archaeology of the METRO Light Rail Corridor, Volume II: Investigations at Pueblo Grande and La Plaza, and Water Management
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 II of the report which covers investigations at Pueblo Grande and La Plaza, and water management.
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Tracks through Time: The Archaeology of the METRO Light Rail Corridor, Volume II: Investigations at Pueblo Grande and La Plaza, and Water Management. Allan J. Schilz, Margerie Green, Lourdes Aguila, Glennda Gene Luhnow. 2011 ( tDAR id: 440946) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8440946
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Axe • bead ornaments • Biface • Building Materials • Casa Grande Red-on-buff • Ceramic • Charcoal • Chipped Stone • Copper bells • Core • Dating Sample • Debitage • disks • doughnuts • earrings • effigy • Estrella Red-on-gray • Fauna • gaming pieces • Gila Black-on-red • Gila Butte • Gila Polychrome • Glass • Ground Stone • handle • handstones • Hand tool • Human Remains • Indeterminate incised buff ware • Jewelry • Macrobotanical • manos • medicine stones • Metal • metate • Mineral • netherstones • pecking stone • Pinto Polychrome • Pollen • Puerco Black-on-white • Sacaton Red-on-buff • Salt Red • Santa Cruz Red-on-buff • Shell • Shell ornaments • Spindle Whorl • stone ring • Tabular tools • Tonto Polychrome • unidentified White Mountain Red Ware Show More
AZ T:12:131 (ASM) • AZ T:12:222(ASM) • AZ T:12:235(ASM) • AZ T:12:289(ASM) • AZ T:12:290 (ASM) • AZ T:12:291 (ASM) • AZ T:12:293(ASM) • AZ T:12:385 (ASM) • AZ T:12:62 (ASM) • AZ T:12:90 (ASM) • AZ U:9:1(ASM) • AZ U:9:165 (ASM) • AZ U:9:189(ASM) • AZ U:9:2 (ASM) • AZ U:9:214 (ASM) • AZ U:9:285 (ASM) • AZ U:9:286 (ASM) • Canal Patricio system • Canal Viejo • Dutch Canal Ruin • Hayden Canal • La Plaza • Las Acequias • Los Muertos • Los Muertos/Las Acequias Canal System • Maricopa Canal • Park of Four Waters • Pueblo Grande • Salt River Valley Canal • Tempe Canal Show More
Adobe Structure • Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Borrow Pit • Canal or Canal Feature • Depression • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • foundation trench • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Hearth • house-in-pit • Mixing Pit • Pit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Post Hole / Post Mold • pot rest • Privy • Refuse Pit • Reservoir • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno • rock-lined pit • Room • Storage Pit • Tank • Wall • Water Control Feature Show More
Archaeological Overview • Data Recovery / Excavation • Environment Research • Ground Disturbance Monitoring • Records Search / Inventory Checking • Site Evaluation / Testing • Site Stewardship Monitoring
min long: -112.119; min lat: 33.379 ; max long: -111.779; max lat: 33.461 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office
Contributor(s): Lourdes Aguila; Jennifer L. Bower; Jaimie R. Boyd; Michael Droz; Deborah L. Ferguson; 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; Joanne C. Tactikos; Victoria D. Vargas; Jennifer L. Bower; Eric Dosh; Paige B. Florie; J.C. Kliner; Alissa Letendre; Stanley Plum; Jonathan Spiandorello; Chrisopher Thompson; M. John Matriko; Linda M. Schilling; Sean Bergin; Shawn Fackler; Andrea Gregory
Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.
Submitted To(s): Valley Metro Rail, Inc.
Cultural Resources Report No. (s): 147
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