The Cortaro Road Site: 2800 Years of Prehistory in the Northern Tucson Basin

Editor(s): S. Jerome Hesse; Annick Lascaux

Year: 2005


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.

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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

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min long: -111.248; min lat: 32.389 ; max long: -111.126; max lat: 32.512 ;

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Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Contributor(s): Regina Chapin-Pyritz; Michael Dichl; Linda Gregonis; Richard G. Holloway

Field Director(s): Jerome S. Hesse; Annick Lascaux; David Sayre

Prepared By(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Arizona Pavilions Development, Inc.

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SWCA Project No.(s): 5561-022; 5677-022; 5953-011

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