Archaeological Investigations at the Yuma Wash Site and Outlying Settlements Part 2

Editor(s): Deborah L. Swartz

Year: 2016


The Yuma Wash site was a permanently occupied large Classic period village situated in the northern Tucson Basin at the juncture of the eastern bajada of the Tucson Mountains with the Santa Cruz River floodplain. The site area was also intermittently used on a much smaller scale during the rest of the Hohokam sequence and during the Early Agricultural and Early Ceramic periods, as well as during the Historic era. The project was conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., for the Town of Marana. The initial data recovery was conducted by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center (OPAC). OPAC personnel investigated five sites and completed data recovery at AZ AA:12:313 (ASM). Three of the remaining four sites were separated solely by modern channels of Yuma Wash, and for the Desert Archaeology project, were considered loci of the Yuma Wash site, although they retained their original ASM site numbers: AZ AA:12:122 (ASM), AZ AA:12:311 (ASM), and AZ AA:12:312 (ASM). The last site, AZ AA:12:314 (ASM), was situated at the southern end of the project area with only a small portion of it within the right-of-way. A canal site, AZ AA:12:1047 (ASM), likely dating to the Classic period, was discovered during the Desert Archaeology investigations. The historic occupation of the Yuma Wash site includes the Bojorquez-Aguirre Ranch structures that dated to the late 1800s. Data recovery of the historic occupation was covered during the OPAC investigations.

This report is Part 2 of 2 of archaeological investigations at the Yuma Wash Sites and Outlying settlements.

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Archaeological Investigations at the Yuma Wash Site and Outlying Settlements Part 2. Deborah L. Swartz. 2016 ( tDAR id: 448038) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448038

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Contributor(s): Jenny L. Adams; Tiffany C. Clark; Chance Copperstone; Michael W. Diehl; Mark D. Elson; Lauren W. Falvey; James M. Heidke; Jennifer Hushour; Eric E. Klucas; Carlos P. Lavayén; Michael Margolis; Melissa K. Markel; Stacy L. Ryan; Deborah L. Swartz; Arthur W. Vokes; Henry D. Wallace; Jennifer A. Waters

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