Archaeological Excavations in the Northwest Field at Pueblo Grande, Phoenix, Arizona


The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park was established to preserve and publicly interpret the core of the archaeological site of a Hohokam village known as Pueblo Grande, and designated as site AZ U:9:1(ASM) (and by various other numbers and names over the years). The portions of the site within the park are listed in the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) under Criteria A and D, and also are designated as a National Historic Landmark.

The City retained URS Corporation to provide assistance in complying with the Arizona Antiquities Act as plans for expanding facilities of the museum were developed. No federal funds were used and no federal permits were required for the project. Therefore, the project was not a federal undertaking subject to compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. However, the City Archaeologist consulted with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in accordance with City of Phoenix policy.

The project began with preparation of an archaeological testing plan (Cox and Rogge 2002). After review and approval, 25 person-days of fieldwork were expended in implementing the plan between 21 January and 7 February 2003. Eric Cox served as field director, and crewmembers included Kirsten Erickson, Heather Louis, Ronald Savage and Amanda Van Gorder. A testing report, with recommendations for limited data recovery excavations, was prepared (Cox and' Rogge 2003). After approval of that report, additional excavations were conducted between 5 and 29 May 2003. Eric Cox directed the crew, which included Ethan Morton, Ronald Savage, and Amanda Van Gorder, as well as volunteers from the Phoenix and Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society. Dr. Todd Bostwick, Robert Serocki, Jr., and Holly Young of the Pueblo Grande Museum staff also contributed efforts, and Pueblo Grande Museum Director Roger Lidman coordinated the project. The total fieldwork effort for the data recovery phase accumulated to 75 person-days. Dr. A.E. (Gene) Rogge served as principal investigator for the project, which was conducted in accordance with Arizona Antiquities Act Project Specific Permit 2002-126ps.

The structure of this report reflects the phasing of the project. The rest of this chapter provides a project description and a summary of prior research in the project vicinity. Chapter 2 documents the scope and field results of the testing, and Chapter 3 presents an analysis of the recovered artifacts. Similarly, Chapters 4 and 5 document the data recovery fieldwork and analysis of the recovered artifacts. Chapter 6 is a discussion and interpretation of the overall project results. Data tables and profile drawings of the test trenches are appended.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Excavations in the Northwest Field at Pueblo Grande, Phoenix, Arizona. A.E. (Gene) Rogge, Eric S. Cox, Erin E. Schirtzinger. 2005 ( tDAR id: 446768) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8446768

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.992; min lat: 33.434 ; max long: -111.974; max lat: 33.45 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): City of Phoenix Archaeology Office

Contributor(s): Kristen M. Hartnett

Prepared By(s): URS Corporation

Submitted To(s): Pueblo Grande Museum

Record Identifiers

URS Job No.(s): 23442881

Arizona Antiquities Act Project Specific Permit(s): 2002-126ps

URS Cultural Report (s): 2004-38(Az)

City of Phoenix Cost Center Number(s): PA75300018

On Call Contract Number(s): 101006, Task 2

Pueblo Grande Museum Project Number PGM(s): 2002-55

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