Archaeological Data Recovery at a Small Portion of AZ EE:9:174 (ASM), a Prehistoric Habitation Site North of Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Author(s): Deborah L. Swartz

Year: 2005


Archaeological data recovery was conducted at the eastern margin of a larger site, AZ EE:9:174 (ASM), by Desert Archaeology, Inc. Four pit structures and 11 extramural features were identified and excavated. No human remains were found. The structures were all structures-in-pits oriented toward the east and the Santa Cruz River. Results from this project were limited because only a small portion of the site was investigated. Ceramic analysis suggested this portion of the site was occupied during the eleventh century, and possibly from only A.D. 1050 to 1080. Other analyses suggested this part of the site had limited activities and was occupied intermittently over several years. All indications were that the investigated area interacted with a larger, more permanently occupied agricultural site. This could have been the uninvestigated portion of the site; Aldea Inesperada, a nearby hamlet to the north; or an unidentified site in the area. The high frequency of locally produced ceramics in the ceramic assemblage, the presence of more Trincheras ceramics than Hohokam ceramics, and the Hohokam-looking pit structures, supported the concept of this area being a frontier between the Hohokam and the Trincheras cultures.

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Archaeological Data Recovery at a Small Portion of AZ EE:9:174 (ASM), a Prehistoric Habitation Site North of Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, 08. Deborah L. Swartz. 2005 ( tDAR id: 448131) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448131

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min long: -111.331; min lat: 31.429 ; max long: -110.619; max lat: 31.95 ;

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Contact(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Contributor(s): Jenny L Adams; M.L. Brack; Linda Scott Cummings; Michael W. Diehl; James M. Heidke; Ellen C. Ruble; Deborah L Swartz; Jennifer A. Waters

Prepared By(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.

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