The Prehistory of Sun City Vistoso, Arizona

Author(s): Douglas B. Craig

Year: 1988


This report presents the results of testing and data recovery efforts at four sites in Sun City Vistoso: AZ BB:9:152 (ASM), AZ BB:9:153 (ASM), AZ BB:9:154 (ASM), and AZ BB:9:190 (ASM). All four sites are Hohokam limited activity sites dating to the Sedentary period. Testing operations consisted of excavating narrowly-spaced backhoe trenches in an attempt to identify subsurface cultural features. No subsurface features were identified at AZ BB:9:152 and AZ BB:9:154; consequently, no further work was done at those two sites. Subsurface features were identified at AZ BB:9:153 and AZ BB:9:190, with the result being that testing was expanded to include data recovery. At AZ BB:9:190, a small roasting pit was partially excavated. At AZ BB:9:153, three pithouses were excavated in addition to several extramural features. Analysis of the materials from AZ BB:9:153 focused on trying to understand the activities which took place at the site and the factors that led to the formation of the archaeological record. The results of the study suggest that AZ BB:9:153 functioned as a seasonal farmstead that was occupied at least twice over a roughly 150 year time period (ca., A.D. 1000 to 1150).

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The Prehistory of Sun City Vistoso, Arizona, 9. Douglas B. Craig. 1988 ( tDAR id: 448417) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448417

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min long: -111.129; min lat: 32.368 ; max long: -110.934; max lat: 32.49 ;

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