The Cortaro Road Site: 2800 Years of Prehistory in the Northern Tucson Basin
Between November 9, 2001 and May 31, 2002, SWCA archaeologists conducted a series of testing and data recovery investigations at the Cortaro Road Site (AZ AA:12:232 (ASM)) for Arizona Pavilions Development in the Town of Marana, Pima County, Arizona. This work was conducted to comply with the Town of Marana's regulations for a grading permit.
Archaeological features dating to the Early Agricultural (pre-San Pedro, San Pedro, Early Cienega, and Late Cienega phases) and Early Ceramic (Tortolita phase) periods were investigated, as well as minor more recent hohokam features dating to the Sedentary (Rincon phase) and possibly Early Classic (Tanque Verde phase) periods. The Early Agricultural and Early Ceramic period occupations consisted primarily of pits used for resource processing and storage. Most of the feature information about the hohokam components appears to have been lost through historical and modern plowing. One hohokam pit structure that likely served as a field house was poorly preserved and contained a unusual mix of Tortolita phase and Tanque Verde phase ceramics.
Cite this Record
The Cortaro Road Site: 2800 Years of Prehistory in the Northern Tucson Basin, 172. S. Jerome Hesse, Annick Lascaux. 2005 ( tDAR id: 442487) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8442487
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Andesite • Basalt • Brownware • Ceramic • Chipped Stone • Cobble Pestle • Core • Dacite • Fauna • Fire Cracked Rock • Ground Stone • Hammerstone • Handstone • Macrobotanical • Mano • metate • Netherstone • Plainware • Pollen • Projectile Point • Quartzite • Red-on-Brown • Redware • Rhyolite • San Francisco Redware • Scraper • Shell Show More
Agricultural or Herding • Archaeological Feature • Canal or Canal Feature • Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Domestic Structures • Pit • Pit House / Earth Lodge • Post Hole / Post Mold • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Roasting Pit / Oven / Horno
Archaeological Overview • Data Recovery / Excavation • Historic Background Research • Records Search / Inventory Checking • Research Design / Data Recovery Plan • Site Evaluation / Testing
Canada del Oro • Cienega phase • Classic Period • Colonial Period • Early Ceramic • Estrella Phase • Formative Period • Gila Phase • Late Colonial Period • Pioneer Period • Rillito Phase • Rincon Phase • Sacaton • San Pedro phase • Sedentary Period • Tanque Verde Phase • Tortolita Phase • Tucson Phase • Vahki Phase
min long: -111.248; min lat: 32.389 ; max long: -111.126; max lat: 32.512 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants
Field Director(s): Jerome S. Hesse; Annick Lascaux; David Sayre
Prepared By(s): SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants
Submitted To(s): Arizona Pavilions Development, Inc.
SWCA Project No.(s): 5561-022; 5677-022; 5953-011
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