The Neighborhood 12 Data Recovery Project: Archaeological Investigations at AZ BB:9:148 (ASM), Oro Valley, Arizona
AZ BB:9:148 (ASM) was a Hohokam seasonal or temporary habitation and resource procurement and processing locale located in the northwestern Tucson Basin in the southern half of Neighborhood 12 of the Rancho Vistoso Property within the limits of the Town of Oro Valley, Arizona. Between August 25 and September 22, 1999, SWCA, Inc., Environmental Consultants conducted excavations at the site as a combined testing and data-recovery effort. Eighty-one features were identified during the project, including five pit structures, two possible ramadas, five petroglyph panels, checkdams, roasting pits, and other extramural features. This report describes the investigations at the site, including the results of analyses of the recovered artifacts, botanical samples, and chronometric studies.
The work was performed at the request of Vistoso Partners and the Athens Group, who plan to build a hotel on the property. Mitigative treatment of the site was necessitated by provisions of the Town of Oro Valley Grading Ordinance (Art. 14-1041.4 and 14-105B.10) and the 1987 Planned Area Development for the Rancho Vistoso property. There were no federal permitting requirements for a proposed hotel development within the southern portion of Neighborhood 12, therefore consultation pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act was not necessary. A burial treatment and repatriation agreement (Memorandum of Agreement A.R.S. 41-865, Case 94-20) among the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Arizona State Museum (ASM), Vistoso Partners, and SWCA covers all of the Rancho Vistoso property including Neighborhood 12, and was applied to the excavations.
AZ BB:9:148 (ASM) is the only site that falls within the potential areas of impact associated with the proposed hotel development and associated planned rights-of-way. At the request of Vistoso Partners, a research design and single-phase plan of work to mitigate adverse impacts to the site was developed by SWCA (Carpenter 1998).
The project was managed by Thomas Motsinger, and Mark Chenault acted as the Principal Investigator, Mary Charlotte Thurtle (Field Director), David P. Doak, Jennifer Hiclin, and Galen Tinsley, conducted the field work. Dan Arnit conducted the mechanical excavation, and Lara Mitchell was responsible for the field mapping and subsequent map production. In addition, Dan Arnit, Kathy Arnit, Danniel Dresseaux, John Hayes, Amelia Natoli, Mary Prasciunas, David Sayre, and Greg Whitney volunteered their skills and resources in the Field in an effort to recover as much data as possible from the site.
This report is organized into nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides background information on the site that includes brief treatments of the environmental and cultural setting, and previous research conducted on Rancho Vistoso property and at the site. Chapter 2 presents the research design. Chapter 3 describes the site and methods employed. Chapter 4 describes the features found at the site. Chapter 5, 6, 7, and 8 present the result of artifact, macrobotanical, and pollen analyses, and Chapter 9 summaries the findings.
The environmental and cultural setting of AZ BB:9:148 (ASM) has been described in detail by Ahlstrom (1995) and Craig and Lombard (1987). The brief treatment of the environmental setting below draws from their discussions. The Cultural History section of this chapter has been partially excerpted from Ahlstrom’s (1995) Archaeological Treatment Plan for Historic Properties Located on the Rancho Vistoso Property, Town of Oro Valley, Pima county, Arizona, and Lascaux, Hesse, and Wellman’s (1999) Testing Report and Data Recovery Plan for the Operations Area of the Treatment Plant Locus of Site AZ AA:12:111 (ASM), Pima County, Arizona.
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The Neighborhood 12 Data Recovery Project: Archaeological Investigations at AZ BB:9:148 (ASM), Oro Valley, Arizona, 05. Mary Charlotte Thurtle, Mark L. Chenault. 2000 ( tDAR id: 441074) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8441074
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Animal Bones • Axe • Basalt • Bone • Bone Awl • Ceramic • Chalcedony • Chert • Chipped Stone • Core tool • Desert Tortoise Carapace • Fauna • Fire Cracked Rock • Gila Plainware • Grinding Slab • Ground Stone • Hammer Stone • Human Remains • Lap Stone • Macrobotanical • manos • metate • Netherstone • Obsidian • pecking stone • Plainware • polishing stone • Pollen • Projectile Point • Quartz • Quartzite • Red-on-Brown • Rhyolite • Shell • Slate • Tabular Knife Show More
AZ BB:9:148 (ASM)
Agricultural Field or Field Feature • Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Artifact Scatter • Bedrock Grinding Feature • Borrow Pit • Cultural Lens • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Funerary and Burial Structures or Features • Hamlet / Village • House • Inhumation • Midden • Milling Feature • Petroglyph • Pit • Quarry • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno • Rock Art • Rock piles • Rock Wall • Settlements • Shade Structure / Ramada • Trail Show More
min long: -111.384; min lat: 32.148 ; max long: -110.488; max lat: 32.718 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants
Contributor(s): John P. Carpenter; Joshua S. Edwards; Linda M. Gregonis; Linda Scott Cummings; India S. Hesse; Barbara A. Murphy; William L. Deaver; Kathryn Puseman; David P. Doak; Jennifer Hiclin; Galen Tinsley; Dan Arnit; Laura Mitchell; Kathy Arnit; Danniel Dresseaux; John Hayes; Amelia Natoli; Mary Prasciunas; David Sayre; Greg Whitney
Principal Investigator(s): Mark Chenault
Prepared By(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants
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