Test Excavations at Painted Rock Reservoir: Sites AZ Z:1:7, AZ Z:1:8, and AZ S:16:36 [No. 143]
AuthorTeague, Lynn S.
KeywordsExcavations (Archaeology) -- Arizona.
Painted Rock Reservoir (Ariz.) -- Antiquities.
Arizona -- Antiquities.
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Other TitlesArizona State Museum Archaeological Series No. 143
CitationTeague, Lynn S. 1981. Test Excavations at Painted Rock Reservoir: Sites AZ Z:1:7, AZ Z:1:8, and AZ S:16:36. Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series No. 143. Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson.
DescriptionTest Excavations at Painted Rock Reservoir: Sites AZ Z:1:7, AZ Z:1:8, and AZ S:16:36, Prepared for The United States Army Corps of Engineers, By Lynn S. Teague. Contributions by Mary Bernard, Susan A. Brew, Jon S. Czaplicki, Lisa W. Huckell, Charles H. Miksicek and Kathryn J. Elsesser, Mary Kay O'Rourke, Jerome C. Ross and Dale M. Fournier. Submitted by Cultural Resource Management Division, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona. November 1981. Archaeological Series No. 143.
AbstractThis report describes the results of test excavations undertaken by the Arizona State Museum during 1978 and 1979 in the vicinity of Gila Bend, Arizona, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Excavations at AZ Z:1 :7 and AZ Z:1 :8 .involved Santa Cruz and Sacaton Phase Hohokam components within an area that was scheduled for agricultural development. Excavations at AZ S:16:36 were undertaken in connection with proposed modifications of the borrow area at Painted Rock Dam. This site consisted of rock circles and was apparently typical of an interesting archaeological complex concentrated on the northern terraces of the Gila River. Testing results were inconclusive with respect to the cultural affiliation and function of these sites. The report includes a reassessment of prehistory in the Gila Bend area. It is intended to provide a context for the evaluation of. the data derived from these sites. This reassessment is unquestionably speculative. It is hoped, however, that it may encourage others to perform further research in the area.