The Sanchez Site: An Early Agricultural and Early Pithouse Period Cerro de Trincheras on the Upper Gila River, Arizona
This is an abstract from the "Local Development and Cross-Cultural Interaction in Pre-Hispanic Southwestern New Mexico and Southeastern Arizona" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The Sanchez cerro de trincheras is situated on a 650-foot mountain above the Gila River in the eastern end of the Safford Valley, Arizona. The site contains about 130 rock rings clustered on and near the top of the ridge and has perimeter walls with an aggregate length of 1.5 km. Based on radiocarbon dating and the plain brown ware ceramics the site has both Early Agricultural period (800 B.C. – A.D. 50) and Early Pithouse period (A.D. 200-550) occupations. The Sanchez site has internal site organization, numerous features, and a constructed plaza and is relevant to questions regarding village formation, population aggregation, and the regional role of this cerro de trincheras.
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The Sanchez Site: An Early Agricultural and Early Pithouse Period Cerro de Trincheras on the Upper Gila River, Arizona. Robert Hard, John Roney, A.C. MacWilliams, Mary Whisenhunt, Karen Adams. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452215)
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Abstract Id(s): 25681