Ironwood Village Data Recovery


This project was located within the footprint of the Marana Center commercial development, at the southeastern juncture of Interstate 10 and Twin Peaks Road in Marana, Arizona. The Marana Center project is subject to compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. PaleoWest conducted the Phase II archaeological data recovery on behalf of Vintage Partners, LLC between April 14 and June 27, 2014.Excavations at Ironwood Village led to the discovery of a substantial Hohokam village that had its beginnings in the Late Cienega phase of the Early Agricultural period. During the Pioneer period, the village grew rapidly around a central plaza and, in the late Pioneer and early Colonial periods, a ballcourt replaced the plaza as the central integrative feature. The village is situated on a bajada and many features, notably the ballcourt,were deeply buried. The extent of the village, and the presence of the ballcourt, was not fully realized until extensive mechanical stripping during Phase II data recovery.

Cite this Record

Ironwood Village Data Recovery. ( tDAR id: 398693) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8PG1T5V

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 650 to 850

Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.235; min lat: 32.371 ; max long: -111.114; max lat: 32.466 ;

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-2 of 2)


  1. An Overview of Architectural Practice at the Ironwood Village, Northern Tucson Basin, Arizona (2015)


  1. Architectural Database of a Sample of Early Ceramic Through Sedentary Period Hohokam Pithouses in the Tucson Basin, Arizona (2015)