AZ BB:13:70 A Buried Middle Archaic Occupation in the Tucson Basin, Southeastern Arizona
Although long known from surface sites, the Middle Archaic record in the Tucson Basin includes very few in buried alluvial contexts. AZ BB:13:70 is a Middle Archaic occupation site located along Brickyard Arroyo, a deeply incised tributary arroyo of the Santa Cruz River. First discovered in 1975, the site was revisited throughout the early 1980’s and investigated formally in the summer of 1984 after monsoon rains created an extensive exposure of features and artifacts along the arroyo. The site yielded an assemblage of over 150 flaked and ground stone artifacts, several roasting pits, and the poorly preserved remains of a juvenile bison. We present a description of the site and its stratigraphic context, along with an analysis of the flaked stone and ground stone artifacts recovered. We conclude with a discussion of the importance of the site for current understanding of local and regional Middle Archaic subsistence and settlement.
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AZ BB:13:70 A Buried Middle Archaic Occupation in the Tucson Basin, Southeastern Arizona. Joseph Birkmann, Bruce Huckell. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442942)
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Abstract Id(s): 20941