Davis Ranch, Revisited
Originally excavated by Rex Gerald of the Amerind Foundation in the mid-1950s, the Davis Ranch site in the lower San Pedro River valley is best known for the large rectangular kiva unearthed there—the only example of this type of Puebloan ceremonial architecture known in the valley to date. The site has been interpreted as an enclave of ancestral Puebloan migrants. A team of Archaeology Southwest research associates has analyzed materials from the original excavations at the Davis Ranch site and is preparing them for publication. They’ll post an update on their work soon.