• Faculty Senate Minutes

      University of Arizona Faculty Senate (Tucson, AZ), 2020-08-17
    • SPBAC Minutes September 2, 2020

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC), / (The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2020-09-02)
    • Preceramic Subsistence in Two Rock Shelters in Fresnal Canyon, South Central New Mexico [No. 199]

      Bohrer, Vorsila L. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2007)
      Many plant fragments recovered from two pre-ceramic rock shelters occupied some 3000 or more years ago look no different from modem plants. When plant material preserves so well, the contribution of ethnobotany to archaeological research can be enormous. Volney Jones (1941: 220) defined ethnobotany as the study of the interrelationship of pre-industrial people and plants. In archaeological sites ethnobotanists, through attention to taxonomic peculiarities, can identify plant fragments primarily at the generic level, but also to races and varieties in some cultivated plants. Existing traditions of utilization, the context of recovery (such as a burned seed in a hearth), and other indirect lines of evidence serve to categorize plant remains according to use: foods, fuels, basketry, sandals, cordage, medicinal, or ceremonial items. This study attempts to identify and interpret food usage when cultivated crops were initially available in south-central New Mexico. (excerpted from Introduction)
    • Island Mountains of Southeastern Arizona: Geology, Vegetation & Wildlife

      Bezy, J.V.; Conway, F.M.; Arizona Geological Survey (Arizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ), 2020)
    • Faculty Senate Minutes August 3, 2020

      University of Arizona Faculty Senate (Tucson, AZ), 2020-08-03
    • The Northern Tucson Basin Survey: Research Directions and Background Studies [No. 182]

      Madsen, John H.; Fish, Paul R.; Fish, Suzanne K. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1993)
      An overview of the prehistoric natural and cultural setting of the region between Tucson and Picacho, Arizona.
    • Historic Archaeology at the Tucson Community Center [No. 181]

      Ayres, James E. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1990)
      The archaeology for the Tucson Convention Center Expansion Project, sponsored by the Tucson Local Development Corporation (TI..DC), was performed by archaeologists from the Cultural Resource Management Division (CRMD) of the Arizona State Museum (ASM). Project fieldwork was carried-out in two stages, testing and mitigation, between mid-March and mid-May, 1988. Laboratory work, artifact identification and analysis, historical research, and report preparation, followed the fieldwork phase over the subsequent two years. The project was the first of an archaeological nature undertaken by the TLDC, a private non-profit corporation created by the City of Tucson in 1979. This organization provides long-term financing for small business expansion in the Tucson Metro area and eastern Pima County.
    • Arizona State Museum Style Guide (Second Edition) [No. 180]

      Gifford, Carol A.; Heathington, Carol Ann (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1989)
    • Hohokam Marine Shell Exchange and Artifacts [No. 179]

      Nelson, Richard S. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1991)
      This study analyzes the shell industry of the Hohokam, the prehistoric inhabitants of southern Arizona. The primary focus is upon exchange and utilizes the concept of spheres of exchange, derived from social anthropology. After first examining the problems of sources, procurement and processing of unworked shell, the analysis then proceeds to define the patterns of context and distribution characteristic of different shell artifacts, demonstrating that different classes of shell artifacts do exhibit different and distinctive patterns of context and of both intra-site and inter-site distribution. These different distributional patterns are shown to influence the distribution of these shell artifacts beyond the boundaries of Hohokam territory. It is shown that some shell artifacts are widely distribution both within and beyond Hohokam territory, and are found within a wide variety both of sites and contexts. Such artifacts appear to be accessible to a relatively broad segment of individuals and communities. Other shell artifacts, however, are more sharply restricted in both context and distribution, and rarely occur in non-Hohokam sites. This second group is more likely to be abundant mainly at sites which may be reigonal centers, and even there are more likely to occur in certain parts of such sites, often in such specialized contexts as caches or especially rich cemetaries. ln those areas, they may also be associated with uncommon artifacts of other materials. Some associated artifacts are of Mesoamerican origin. Based upon these data, as well as information relating to settlement systems an burial practices, it is concluded that this second group of Hohokam shell artifacts represents a distinct, prestige sphere of exchange, access to which is restricted, perhaps on the basis of rank or ritual ties. This phenomenon seems to be most clearly delineated during the late Colonial and Sedentary periods, but may have existed during the Classic Period as well. This prestige sphere seems to have involved exchange ties with Mesoamerica, at least at certain times, and probably operated within the region through exchange links and mechanisms different from those by which more widely distributed shell artifact types were exchanged. Thus the Hohokam can be said to have had a multi-tiered system of exchange spheres, the existence of which can probably be linked to existence of some sort of social ranking within Hohokam society.
    • The Hardy Site at Fort Lowell Park, Tucson, Arizona [No. 175]

      Gregonis, Linda M. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1997)
      A small portion of the Hardy site, a large, pre-Classic Hohokam village, was excavated by University of Arizona students and other volunteers between 1976 and 1978. The portion of the site that was excavated revealed houses and associated features dating from the Sweetwater or Snaketown phase through the Late Rincon subphase. Information retrieved from the site was used to examine occupation space use and reuse through time, to better define the Canada del Oro phase, and to propose the inclusion of the Cortaro phase (now subsumed within the Late Rincon subphase) in the Tucson Basin Hohokam cultural sequence.
    • Archaeological Assessment of the Sells Vicinity, Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona [No. 131]

      Coe, Carol A. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1979)
      In July 1978 STRAAM Engineers, Inc., contracted with the Cultural Resource Management Section of the Arizona State Museum to prepare an assessment of archaeological resources in the vicinity of Sells, some 60 miles southwest of Tucson on the Papago Indian Reservation. An extensive review of literature on the Papagueria resulted in a discussion of environmental factors, culture history and previous research. A records check for the 12.75 square mile area around Sells defined as the project area resulted in an inventory of 18 sites previously recorded by the Western Archeological Center, National Park Service, Tucson, and by the Arizona State Museum. This inventory, in conjunction with site specific data for the project area, was used to identify archaeologically sensitive areas within the project boundaries. Recommendations for survey and monitoring were made for the areas to be affected by planned sewer facilities improvements. At the conclusion of this report a long term inventory survey is recommended for planning purposes.
    • Archaeological Investigations in the Snowflake-Mesa Redonda Area, East-Central Arizona: The Apache-Navajo South Project [No. 173]

      Neily, Robert B. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988)
      The Apache-Navajo South Project was conducted by the Cultural Resource Management Division (CRMD) of the Arizona State Museum under contract with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The project was designed to evaluate 20 parcels of public land comprising 10,369 acres in the southern part of Apache and Navajo counties, Arizona, that were being considered for possible disposal in conjunction with the Navajo-Hopi Land Exchange Program. An archaeological survey was conducted between August 27 and September 28, 1984, and 65 prehistoric sites, 3 historic sites, and a petroglyph site were recorded. A report was submitted to the BLM in January, 1985, documenting the results of this survey and outlining recommendations for the mitigation of impacts to these cultural resources. In June of 1985, a research design was submitted to the BLM for data recovery at five prehistoric sites dating between approximately A.D. 850 and 1250 and situated in four of the parcels designated for disposal. The emphasis of the research design was the documentation of prehistoric land use and subsistence patterns primarily in the upland regions of the Snowflake-Mesa Redonda area, where four of the sites were located. The fifth site, situated along a tributary wash of Millet Swale, was to provide a comparative data base on valley land-use patterns. The initial data recovery efforts at the five sites extended between July 22 and August 12 of 1985, with additional work being performed between September 10 and October 25, 1985. This report, in addition to summarizing the results of the 1984 survey, presents the results of the data recovery efforts at the five sites and a synthesis of the project. (excerpted from Preface)
    • Archaeological Investigations at AZ U:14:75 (ASM): A Turn-of-the-Century Pima Homestead [No. 172]

      Layhe, Robert W. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1986)
      During June, 1986, the Cultural Resource Management Division of the Arizona State Museum conducted archaeological excavations for the Gila River Housing Authority at AZ U:14:75 (ASM) to mitigate the adverse effects that would occur to this turn-of-the-century Pima homestead as a result of a proposed housing project. A Pima round house, brush kitchen, and a possible ramada were excavated. In addition to the feature descriptions, detailed ethonohistorical information is provided. The report also contains information on historic artifacts, ceramics and restorable vessels, chipped stone, faunal remains, and abundant macrobotanical remains.
    • Archaeological Excavations at AZ I:10:30 (ASM), A Sinagua Settlement: Townsend-Divide Unit I, U.S. Highway 89, Coconino County, Arizona [No. 169]

      Tagg, Martyn D.; Layhe, Robert W. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1985)
      This report describes and discusses archaeological data recovery at a Sinagua site (AZ 1:10:30, ASM) within an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) right-of-way near Flagstaff, Arizona. A brief discussion of the research potential of the site and of the cultural history and natural setting of the region is provided. This is followed by feature descriptions, artifact analyses and results, and interpretations of the subsistance patterns, chronology, and external relationships of the inhabitants of the site. Specialized analyses are provided in four appendixes at the end of the report. The investigations at Townsend-Divide (AZ 1:10:30, ASM), involving excavations on a small portion of a larger site, revealed two pit houses and four burials associated with the late Rio de Flag, Angell-Winona phases (A.D. 1000 to 1100). This work added useful information to our understanding of the Sinagua in the Flagstaff region in the Preeruptive-Posteruptive period, just after the formation of Sunset Crater in A.D. 1064 to 1066.
    • The Prehistoric Occupation of Voigt Mesa, Arizona: The 1983 TEP Springerville Project [No. 166]

      Schreiber, Katharina J.; Sullivan, Alan P., III (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1984)
      The 1983 TEP Springerville Project was conducted by the Cultural Resources Managment Division of the Arizona State Museum under contract to the Tucson Electric Power Company. The project was designed to mitigate the effects of the planned expansion of the fly ash disposal area along the south edge of Voigt Mesa, three miles west of the TEP Springerville Generating Station. The project area was and remains under the ownership of the State of Arizona. Archaeological investigations on this land were carried out under Arizona State Museum Permit Number 83-25. Preliminary survey of the project area by John Wilson (1983) located three sites requiring intensive study: two ceramic period rock shelters along the south margin of Voigt Mesa, and an Archaic period site on the mesa top. One additional Archaic period site was located on the mesa top during the course of the mitigation project. Because of the limited areal scope of the project, the research design for each site stressed its chronological placement, and the elucidation of intrasite variability reflecting activity areas, seasonality of occupation, and temporally and spatially discrete occupations. Analysis of the artifacts was aimed at describing variability in lithic reduction technology, and the temporal and cultural change reflected by this variability. The site on the mesa top yielded evidence for intermittent occupation during late Paleo-Indian times (Southern Cody complex, about 6600 to 6000 B.C.), possibly during the early Archaic period (Jay phase, about 5500 to 4800 B.C.), and during the late Archaic period (Armijo phase, about 1800 to 800 B.C.). Other sites on the mesa top exhibit similar evidence for intermittent occupation, although none was studied in detail during this mitigation project. The two rock shelters were occupied during late Basketmaker and Pueblo times, and correspond in date to a number of sites located during the Dead Valley archaeological project (Doyel and Debowski 1980).
    • An Archaeological Assessment of the Middle Santa Cruz River Basin, Rillito to Green Valley, Arizona, for the Proposed Tucson Aqueduct Phase B, Central Arizona Project [No. 164]

      Czaplicki, Jon S.; Mayberry, James D. (Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1983)
      This report presents the results of an intensive archaeological assessment of Phase B of the Tucson Division, Central Arizona Project. Because of the relatively large amount of survey data available for the Phase B area, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Arizona State Museum decided that in lieu of the additional field investigations usually expected at the class 2 level survey, an in-depth review and assessment of existing data in terms of Phase B alternatives would be more appropriate. The survey data were used to discuss the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Hohokam, Protohistoric, and Historic periods in the Phase B area. Settlement patterning and subsistence strategies for these periods were studied, as were various models for prehistoric cultural development in the area. Against this background, the three proposed canal-pipeline alternatives and the two reservoir and two sump site alternatives were assessed in terms of their impacts on known and expected cultural resources. Routes B-1 and B-2, the Twin Hills Reservoir, and the Bopp Road sump site were determined to be the best choices because they would have fewer impacts on the cultural resource base. Finally, to help determine a research orientation for future Phase B cultural resource studies, various research problems were discussed for each of the above-mentioned periods.
    • SPBAC Minutes August 19, 2020

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC) (The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2020-08-19)
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      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC) (The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2020-08-05)
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      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC) (The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2020-07-01)
    • SPBAC Minutes June 3, 2020

      University of Arizona Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC) (The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2020-06-03)