Twentynine Wash Excavations and Collaboration AZ BB: 5:127 (ASM)

Author(s): Margaret Fye; Wolfgang Whitney-Hul

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Community Matters: Enhancing Student Learning Opportunities through the Development of Community Partnerships" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The Pima Community College archaeology program has conducted field work at AZ BB: 5:127 (ASM), the Twentynine Wash site, intermittently since 1997. The Twentynine Wash site is a large Hohokam habitation site that lies in the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona. Due to its proximity to nearby communities and encroachment from washes, the site was in danger from both erosion and looting. This prompted the Pima Archaeology Centre to obtain permissions to conduct fieldwork at the site. Thirty-two surface and subsurface features have been identified at Twentynine Wash including middens, pits and pithouses while many more features remain buried and not yet discovered. Twenty-three of the identified features have been fully or partially excavated and students and faculty have recovered, cleaned, sorted, and stored over 100,000 artifacts, some of which have been further analyzed by students. This productive collaboration between Pima Community College and the Arizona State Land Department has led to extensive field training and research opportunities for students and to the preservation of information that was being lost to erosion and vandalism. This poster discusses the history of archaeological investigations at the site, and summarizes the research done to date.

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Twentynine Wash Excavations and Collaboration AZ BB: 5:127 (ASM). Margaret Fye, Wolfgang Whitney-Hul. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452525)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -123.97; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -92.549; max lat: 37.996 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 25137