Archaeological Excavations at Valencia Vieja: Appendices and Supplemental Data.

Editor(s): Henry D. Wallace; Michael W. Lindeman

Year: 2003


Between 1997 and 1999, archaeological investigations at several sites along the Santa Cruz River in Tucson, Arizona, resulted in the collection of pottery from a wide variety of temporal contexts in a relatively limited geographic area. The analyses of these ceramics culminated in a selection of sherds from multiple sites for petrographic analyses. The result is four petrographic data sets with overlapping analytical requirements. In order of their temporal contexts, they are: (1) Tortolita phase ceramics from the Valencia Vieja site (AZ BB:13:15 [ASM]); (2) early Colonial to Rincon or Tanque Verde phase ceramics from the E. K. Ranch site (AZ AA:12:16 [ASM]); (3) Middle Rincon phase ceramics from the greater Valencia community, specifically site AZ BB:13:74 (ASM); and (4) Middle Rincon phase ceramics from the Sunset Mesa site (AZ AA:12:10 [ASM]). In addition to these recently recovered ceramics, Tortolita phase ceramics from the Lonetree (AZ AA:12:120 [ASM]), Hodges (AZ AA:12:18 [ASM]), and Romero Ruin (AZ BB:9:1 [ASM]) sites were provided by the Arizona State Museum (ASM) for reanalysis.

Petrographic analyses of the ceramics was conducted for one or more of the following reasons, depending on the needs of each research design: (1) to verify Heidke's binocular microscope temper provenance characterizations; (2) to document and characterize the mineralogical content of the temper; and/or (3) to document and characterize the texture of the pottery. The similarities among these data sets resulted in the application of a single method, and all were analyzed within a relatively short time. Therefore, a single methodological section is written for inclusion in each of the reports being simultaneously produced, with separate analytical and interpretive sections tailored to each data set. The reader of this appendix may want to examine Miksa (2000a, 2000b, 2002).

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Archaeological Excavations at Valencia Vieja: Appendices and Supplemental Data., 11. Henry D. Wallace, Michael W. Lindeman. 2003 ( tDAR id: 448085) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448085

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