Archaeological Data Recovery at AZ EE:1:301 (ASM), Town of Sahuarita, Pima County, Arizona

Author(s): David B. Tucker

Year: 2009


Between May 28 and June 6, 2008, SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) conducted Phase II archaeological data recovery at AZ EE:1:301 (ASM) on the Sahuarita Duval property in the Town of Sahuarita, Pima County, Arizona. The project was conducted through a contractual agreement with Sahuarita Plaza Investors, LLC, in anticipation of proposed commercial development.

Prior to any development on the privately owned property, it was necessary for Sahuarita Plaza Investors, LLC, to comply with pertinent ordinances regarding the preservation of cultural resources or mitigation of impacts to those resources. AZ EE:1:301 (ASM) had been previously recorded (Brown 2000) on the property, and a recent survey by SWCA (Barr 2007) had identified the site’s extent within the parcel. A treatment plan was developed (Ezzo 2008), and Phase I data recovery was carried out through the excavation of backhoe trenches. Two adjacent features were identified, and recommendations for further data recovery were made (Euler 2008). Phase II data recovery investigations were conducted at the site through mechanical stripping of a large area over the identified features. After scraping, it became apparent that Features 1 and 2, which had been identified during Phase I data recovery, were parts of the same pit house feature and was designated Feature 1. An additional feature was also identified, which was designated Feature 3. These features were excavated, and the results of these excavations and analyses are presented in this report.

This data recovery report consists of nine chapters. Following this introduction, Chapter 2 presents field methods and feature descriptions. Analyses of various material types are presented in Chapters 3 (ceramics), 4 (flaked stone), 5 (ground stone), 6 (faunal remains and marine shell), 7 (macrobotanical), and 8 (pollen). Chapter 9 synthesizes the analytical data and presents an interpretation of the site in light of Tucson Basin prehistory and the historic contexts developed in the research design.

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Archaeological Data Recovery at AZ EE:1:301 (ASM), Town of Sahuarita, Pima County, Arizona, 5. David B. Tucker. 2009 ( tDAR id: 446073) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8446073

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min long: -110.998; min lat: 31.894 ; max long: -110.971; max lat: 31.932 ;

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Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Contributor(s): Karen Adams; Regina Chapin-Pyritz; India Hesse; Jennifer Hider; Joseph Ezzo; Susan Smith; Heather M. West; Stephanie M. Whittlesey

Principal Investigator(s): Joseph A. Ezzo

Project Director(s): R. Thomas Euler

Sponsor(s): Pima County Cultural Resources; Historic Preservation Office

Prepared By(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Submitted To(s): Sahuarita Plaza Investors, L.L.C.

Record Identifiers

Burial Agreement Case No. (s): 08-07

Arizona State Museum Accession No. (s): 2008-0009

Arizona Antiquities Act Blanket Permit No. (s): 2008-033bl

SWCA Project No. (s): 12594.007

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