Data Recovery at AZ AA:12:869 (ASM): Results of Archaeological Data Recovery for the Shannon Business Park Development, Pima County, Arizona

Author(s): David B. Tucker

Year: 2006


SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) conducted archaeological data recovery investigations within a portion of AZ AA:12:869 for the Shannon Business Park LLC in compliance with Pima County regulations for a grading permit as required for the construction. Previously, SWCA conducted archaeological testing at the site, which had been completed in October 2000 (Tucker 2000). During testing, much of the site was found to be heavily disturbed due to modern agricultural plowing, but several subsurface features were identified in the southwestern portion of the site. The data recovery work focused on these features, and was conducted between January 8 and January 23, 2001. A total of 26 person-days were expended during data recovery investigations.

AZ AA:12:869 (ASM) was originally recorded in 2000 during a survey of the current project area (Kaldahl 2000). Surface artifacts indicated that the site was a Hohokam site consisting of a variable density sherd and lithic scatter that extended over an area approximately 310 x 165 m in size. The density and distribution of the artifacts suggested that the site could have been a small Hohokam habitation. However, the distribution of the artifacts on the surface of the site has been drastically altered due to extensive agricultural activities on the lot, probably including leveling of the field and deep plowing. Archaeological test excavations were undertaken, and 1,450 linear meters of trenches were excavated throughout the site. Seven possible features were identified. The purpose of the present data recovery program was to further explore these features and to mitigate any potential impacts that might occur with commercial construction on the lot.

This report summarizes the data recovery excavations at AZ AA:12:869 (ASM), including all detailed analysis that has been conducted. Chapter I of this report introduces the project area and AZ AA:12:869 (ASM), as well as provides a cultural history context for the Tucson Basin. Chapter 2 reports the findings of the data recovery investigations. Chapter 3 contains the results of artifact analyses. Chapter 4 contains the results of the pollen analysis, and Chapter 5 is a detailed study of the micro-invertebrate component of the canal feature. Finally, Chapter 6 synthesizes the data as it relates to the pertinent research questions posed in the data recovery plan. Appendices are included at the end of this report that contain data on ceramic, lithic, ground stone, and radiocarbon analysis.

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Data Recovery at AZ AA:12:869 (ASM): Results of Archaeological Data Recovery for the Shannon Business Park Development, Pima County, Arizona, 196. David B. Tucker. 2006 ( tDAR id: 442489) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8442489

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min long: -111.084; min lat: 32.27 ; max long: -110.957; max lat: 32.364 ;

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Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Contributor(s): Linda Scott Cummings; India S. Hesse; Annick Lascaux; Manuel R. Palacios-Fest; Alexa M. Smith

Principal Investigator(s): Mark Chenault

Project Director(s): David Tucker

Sponsor(s): Shannon Business Park L.L.C.

Permitting Agency(s): Pima County Cultural Resources Office

Prepared By(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Shannon Business Park L.L.C.; Brown and Bain

Record Identifiers

Pima County Project Tracking No.(s): P12-01-084

SWCA Project No.(s): 4578-2311

Arizona State Museum Repository Agreement No.(s): 926

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