Land Use in the Burro Creek-Pine Creek Survey Area based on Ceramic Analysis

Author(s): Stephanie Egurrola

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.

One hundred and seventy sites were identified during the Burro Creek-Pine Creek (BCPC) Survey conducted by Pima Community College between 2003 and 2018. The BCPC project area is located on BLM land within Yavapai County, Arizona, north and east of the Burro Creek wilderness, in an area now known to have been occupied by the Prescott Culture (AD 300 to 1300). Before Pima College’s long-ranging project, the Burro Creek-Pine Creek region was largely unstudied, with no major prehistoric sites - other than the few remaining standing structures - believed to be present in the area. Surface collections conducted during the BCPC project yielded a more complete understanding of the occupational history of the area through time. Ceramic collections, in particular, produced a range of types and densities, including Prescott Gray, Prescott Red, Prescott Black-on-Gray, Tizon Brown Ware and Tusayan White Ware. This poster analyzes the distribution of sites containing ceramics across the BCPC survey area to better understand their spatial distribution and potential prehistoric land use patterns. This study also seeks to compare the density of various ceramic types within the BCPC survey area to sites throughout the greater region to determine if there are any significant spatial patterns.

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Land Use in the Burro Creek-Pine Creek Survey Area based on Ceramic Analysis. Stephanie Egurrola. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452532)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 25136