A Look at the Artifact Assemblage from the Dairy Site Marana, Arizona

Author(s): John Pearson; Ashley D'Elia

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.

Pima Community College recently partnered with local cultural resource management firm, Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. to aid in a data recovery project involving the Dairy Site (AZ AA:12:285[ASM]). The Dairy Site is a prominent multi-component site in Marana, Arizona dating from the Agua Caliente Phase (A.D. 50-450) into the Canada del Oro Phase (A.D. 750-850). It was first recorded by the Arizona State Museum in 1982 and has since been the location for various data recovery and testing projects. Students assisted with the cleaning, analysis, and curation preparation of a wide variety of artifacts from the 5-month long excavation project. The professional laboratory work was an opportunity for Pima Community College students to process over 40,000 artifacts from an important archaeological site in the Tucson Basin. Artifacts include, but are not limited to, sherds, whole vessels and reconstructable vessels, ceramic figurines, lithic flakes and debitage, projectile points, ground stone effigies, manos, metates, censers, palettes, turquoise, shell, basketry remains, and charred organic remains. This poster will discuss the various artifacts, their relation to the Dairy Site, and their greater importance in Southwest archaeology in the United States.

Cite this Record

A Look at the Artifact Assemblage from the Dairy Site Marana, Arizona. John Pearson, Ashley D'Elia. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452535)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 25164