Accession Number : ADA144452


Title :   Test Excavations at Painted Rock Reservoir: Sites AZ Z:1:7, AZ Z:1:8, and AZ S:16:36.


Descriptive Note : Archaeological series no. 143,


Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON


Personal Author(s) : Teague,L S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a144452.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 104


Abstract : Test excavations were 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 with 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.


Descriptors :   *RESOURCES , *ARCHEOLOGY , *EXCAVATION , *CULTURE , ENVIRONMENTS , SITES , ROCK , HISTORY , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , ARIZONA , ARTIFACTS , RESERVOIRS , IRRIGATION SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE