Phase II Data Recovery at AZ EE:1:145 (ASM), AZ EE:1:146 (ASM), and AZ EE:1:149 (ASM), Arizona School Facilities Board Property, Town of Sahuarita, Pima County, Arizona

Editor(s): Joseph A. Ezzo

Year: 2006


Between July 18 and August 15, 2005, SWCA Environmental Consultants conducted Phase II archaeological data recovery at AZ EE:1:145 (ASM), AZ EE:1:146 (ASM), and AZ EE:1:149 (ASM), on the Arizona School Facilities Board (ASFB) property in Rancho Sahuarita, Town of Sahuarita, Pima County, Arizona. The project was conducted through a contractual agreement with ASFB and AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., and the Phase II data recovery work plan and subsequent analysis and reportage subject to review and approval by the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Because the property had not yet been purchased by ASFB at the time of mitigation, and land jurisdiction remained private (Rancho Sahuarita Development being the legal owner), it was not necessary for SWCA to obtain a project specific permit from the Arizona State Museum (ASM).

All steps in the mitigation process of the three sites followed the protocol developed in the Archaeological Research Guidelines—Rancho Sahuarita Block Plat (WestLand and SWCA 1998; hereafter referred to as “Guidelines"). The Guidelines provide methods for determining significance of sites at the levels of survey and testing, levels of efforts for data recovery, research themes to drive the data recovery undertakings, and field, laboratory, and analytical methods to address specific questions within various research domains. Treatment and repatriation of any human remains and associated funerary items that were encountered during Phase II data recovery were carried out in accordance with the existing burial agreement between SWCA and the Tohono O’odham Nation (A.R.S. §41-865, Case No. 96-30).

This report is composed of nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides background on environment, cultural history, previous archaeological investigation at Rancho Sahuarita, and the research design for interpreting the results of data recovery. Chapter 2 presents field methods and results of data recovery, including feature descriptions, site maps, plan-views of selected features, and photographs. Chapters 3 through 8 describe material culture, analytical methods, and results of analysis; Chapter 3 deals with ceramics, Chapter 4 with flaked and ground stone artifacts, Chapter 5 with faunal remains, Chapter 6 with shell and miscellaneous artifacts, Chapter 7 with paleobotanical analysis, and Chapter 8 with pollen analysis. Chapter 9 provides a summary and interpretation of the data recovery efforts at the three sites.

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Phase II Data Recovery at AZ EE:1:145 (ASM), AZ EE:1:146 (ASM), and AZ EE:1:149 (ASM), Arizona School Facilities Board Property, Town of Sahuarita, Pima County, Arizona, 270. Joseph A. Ezzo. 2006 ( tDAR id: 445835) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8445835

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min long: -110.997; min lat: 31.904 ; max long: -110.951; max lat: 32.001 ;

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Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Contributor(s): Karen R. Adams; William L. Deaver; Joshua Edwards; Joseph Ezzo; Jim Hasbargen; India S. Hesse; Stacey Lengyel; Kris Ratcliff; Alexa M. Smith

Landowner(s): Arizona School Facilities Board

Permitting Agency(s): Arizona State Historic Preservation Office

Prepared By(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Arizona School Facilities Board; AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.

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SWCA Project No.(s): 9899-052

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