Data Recovery at Pinnacle Peak Village, AZ U:5:3 (ASU), Phoenix, Arizona


This report presents the results of archaeological data recovery conducted by SWCA, Inc. on a portion of Pinnacle Peak Village (AZ U:5:3 [ASU]), a large, Preclassic Hohokam site located in north Scottsdale, Arizona. The archaeological work was done at the request of Desert Troon Companies of Scottsdale, Arizona, owners of Troon Village, a residential development that includes portions of Pinnacle Peak Village. The project is located within Parcel 02 , a unit of Troon Village that is subject to Clean Water Act permitting through the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The data-recovery work was performed as part of the procedure to establish compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, a condition of the federal permitting administered by the Corps.

The portion of Pinnacle Peak Village within the project area represents approximately 4% of the total site area. The archaeological work undertaken by SWCA was outlined in a data recovery plan (SWCA 1995) that combined an assessment of previous research within the parcel with a data recovery program. The data recovery included opening five backhoe trenches, mechanically stripping four 25 X 25 m blocks, and excavating selected features.

Results from the data-recovery program were compared with previous observations of the site (Gilman 1993; Opfenring 1965; Schroeder 1995), and indicate that Pinnacle Peak Village, while located in the northern Hohokam periphery, exhibited many characteristics commonly found within core area sites. Analysis of the ceramics recovered also point to a substantial trade network involving the village and an inferred influential role in the Hohokam regional exchange system.

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Data Recovery at Pinnacle Peak Village, AZ U:5:3 (ASU), Phoenix, Arizona, 136. Michael Stubing, Douglas R. Mitchell, Thomas N. Motsinger. SWCA Archaeological Report ,97. Phoenix, AZ: SWCA Environmental Consultants. 1997 ( tDAR id: 446179) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8446179

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min long: -111.859; min lat: 33.689 ; max long: -111.808; max lat: 33.728 ;

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Contact(s): SWCA Environmental Consultants

Contributor(s): David R. Abbott; R. Scott Anderson; Dawn M. Greenwald; Dee A. Jones; Charles Miksicek; Susan J. Smith; Arthur W. Vokes

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Submitted To(s): Desert Troon Companies

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