Archaeological Testing at the Romero Ruin

Author(s): Deborah L. Swartz

Year: 1991


During the fall of 1990, archaeologists from the Center for Desert Archaeology conducted a limited testing program at the Romero Ruin, AZ BB:9:1, a large prehistoric Hohokam village with an overlying historic component, located in Catalina State Park, approximately 10 miles north of Tucson, Arizona. The testing program was undertaken for four reasons: 1) To offset the potential impacts to the archaeological deposits that might result from the construction of a proposed interpretive trail and from the reconstruction and stabilization efforts; 2) To gain information on the construction techniques and condition of architectural features to aid stabilization and reconstruction efforts; 3) To evaluate the tentative trail alignment and provide information to finalize the trail location so that it would minimize the impacts to archaeological remains and maximize the interpretive value of the features; 4) To provide new information to aid in the interpretation of the site. The work was funded by the Coronado National Forest, an Acquisition and Development Grant from the State Historic Preservation Office, and in-kind contributions from the Center for Desert Archaeology and Catalina State Park. The Acquisition and Development grant was awarded for the prestabilization archaeological testing of the compound wall and two historic structures. This report describes the results of the test excavations and provides recommendations for the development of an interpretive program for the public.

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Archaeological Testing at the Romero Ruin, 2. Deborah L. Swartz. 1991 ( tDAR id: 448421) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448421

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min long: -110.989; min lat: 32.372 ; max long: -110.905; max lat: 32.433 ;

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Contact(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Contributor(s): Douglas B. Craig; James Heidke; Steven R. James; Jonathan Mabry; Charles Miksicek; Coronado National Forest; Catalina State Park

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