Archaeological Data Recovery at AZ EE:1:224, :225, And :226 (ASM), Rancho Sahuarita, Town of Sahuarita, Arizona

Author(s): Gavin H. Archer

Year: 2000


Archaeological data recovery fieldwork at Rancho Sahuarita sites AZ EE: 1:224, 225, and 226 (ASM) was completed on May 3, 2000. The fieldwork and subsequent analysis followed the Archaeological Research Guidelines (ARG) approved by the Town of Sahuarita (WestLand Resources and SWCA 1998). The guidelines provide a culture history and research design, and field and analytic methods. Sites 224, 225, and 226 are three of a cluster of late pre-Classic Hohokam sites located along the west side of the Santa Cruz River in Sahuarita, Arizona.

Three phases of archaeological investigation have been conducted at sites 225 and 226. Limited testing was conducted in 1997 (Tucker 1997), the sites were intensively tested in 1999 (Archer 2000), and the data recovery reported herein was recently completed. Limited testing was also conducted at Site 224 in 1997, but intensive testing was not conducted at Site 224 until the time of this data recovery program.

In addition to the two burials discovered and treated during the 1999 testing phase, one burial was discovered at Site 225 and treated during the data recovery fieldwork. The contents of the burial were repatriated to the Tohono O’odham Nation on April 24, 2000, in accordance with Arizona Revised Statute §41-865, Case 96-30. The presence of additional burials at sites 224, 225, and 226 is possible. SWCA recommends archaeological monitoring of all construction excavation at all three sites.

The completed archaeological investigations at sites 224, 225 and 226 meet the level of effort established by the ARG. In SWCA’s opinion, no additional archaeological data recovery at the sites is necessary prior to construction to comply with the Rancho Sahuarita Specific Plan, Section IV, Subsection H, entitled "Archaeological Regulations".

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Archaeological Data Recovery at AZ EE:1:224, :225, And :226 (ASM), Rancho Sahuarita, Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, 517. Gavin H. Archer. 2000 ( tDAR id: 441090) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8441090

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