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2013 (Volume 27, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 27 No. 1
In the Mountain Shadows (27-1)

Social Networks in the Distant Past (27-2)

Before the Great Departure (27-3)

A New Way of Living (27-4)

2011-2012 (Volume 25, Number 4 and Volume 26, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 26, No. 1
What is Preservation Archaeology? (25-4 & 26-1)

Vol. 26, No. 2
Archaeometry in Southwestern Archaeology (26-2)

Vol. 26, Nos. 3 & 4
A Complicated Pattern (26-3&4)

2011 (Volume 25, Numbers 1-3)

The Great Bend of the Gila, Vol. 25, No. 1.
The Great Bend of the Gila (25-1)

Vol. 25 No. 2
The Salinas Province: Archaeology at the Edge of the World (25-2)

Imaging the Past: Places of Meaning, Moments of Wonder (25-3)

2010 (Volume 24, Numbers 1-4)

Vol 24, Nos. 1-2
Tucson Underground (24-1&2)

Vol 24, No. 3
Social Identity in the Northern San Juan (24-3)

Vol 24, No. 4
Following the Kayenta and Salado Up the Gila (24-4)

2009 (Volume 23, Numbers 1-4)

The Latest Research on the Earliest Farmers (23-1)

Vol. 23, No. 2
Preserving Missions in the Pimeria Alta (23-2)

Vol. 23, No. 3
Paleoindians in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico (23-3)

Vol 23, No. 4
Hohokam Heritage: The Casa Grande Community (23-4)

2008 (Volume 22, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 22, No. 1
Collaborative Research in a Living Landscape: Pueblo Land, Culture, and History in West-Central New Mexico (22-1)

Vol. 22, No. 2
Exploring Zuni Origins (22-2)

Vol. 22, No. 3
Dogs in the Southwest (22-3)

Vol. 22, No. 4
Immigrants and Population Collapse in the Southwest (22-4)

2007 (Volume 21, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 21, No. 1
Birds in the Southwest (21-1)

Vol. 21, No. 2
Southwest Archaeology: The Next Generation (21-2)

Vol. 21, No. 3
The Hohokam Archaeology of the Tucson Basin (21-3)

Vol. 21, No. 4
The Hohokam Archaeology of the Phoenix Basin (21-4)

2006 (Volume 20, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 20, No. 1
Twenty Years of Archaeology Southwest (20-1)

Vol. 20, No. 2
Archaeology on the Periphery: Recent Research in the Safford Basin (20-2)

Vol. 20, No. 3
Salmon Pueblo: Chacoan Outlier and Thirteenth-Century Middle San Juan Community Center (20-3)

Vol. 20, No. 4
Archaeology of the Borderlands: A View from Naco, Arizona (20-4)

2005 (Volume 19, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 19, No. 1
The Quest for Coronado (19-1)

Vol. 19, No. 2
Mormon History and Archaeology in Northern Arizona (19-2)

Vol. 19, No. 3
Preserving Archaeological Landscapes (19-3)

Vol. 19, No. 4
Archaeology and the Public in the Galisteo Basin (19-4)

2004 (Volume 18, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 18, No. 1
One Valley, Many Histories: Tohono O’odham, Hopi, Zuni, and Western Apache History in the San Pedro Valley (18-1)

Vol. 18, No. 2
Preservation and Partnerships along the Black Range of Southern New Mexico (18-2)

Vol. 18, No. 3
Horses in the Southwest (18-3)

Vol. 18, No. 4
The Archaeological Heritage of the Santa Cruz Valley (18-4)

2003 (Volume 17, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 17, No. 1
In the Shadow of the Volcano: Recent Research at Sunset Crater (17-1)

Vol. 17, No. 2
The Casas Grandes Community (17-2)

Vol. 17, No. 3
Preservation Archaeology in the San Pedro Valley (17-3)

Vol. 17, No. 4
The Archaeology and Meaning of Mimbres (17-4)

2002 (Volume 16, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 16, No. 1
La Quemada, A Monument on the Mesoamerican Frontier (16-1)

Vol. 16, No. 2
Salmon Ruins: Past, Present, and Future (16-2)

Vol. 16, No. 3
The Upper Little Colorado River Region (16-3)

Vol. 16, No. 4
Journeys to Places of the Past (16-4)

2001 (Volume 15, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 15, No. 1
Preserving Archaeology on an Unprecedented Scale (15-1)

Vol. 15, No. 2
Archaeology, History and Community: Tucson’s Rio Nuevo Project (15-2)

Vol. 15, No. 3
Threats to the Past (15-3)

Vol. 15, No. 4
Archaeological Preservation and Environmental Conservation in Arizona’s Cienega Valley (15-4)

2000 (Volume 14, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 14, No. 1
Ancient Chaco’s New History (14-1)

Vol. 14, No. 2
Rethinking the Peopling of the Americas (14-2)

Vol. 14, No. 3
Rewriting History in the Hohokam Heartland (14-3)

Vol. 14, No. 4
Homol’ovi: An Ancestral Hopi Place (14-4)

1999 (Volume 13, Numbers 1-4)

Vol. 13, No. 1
Early Maize in the Greater Southwest (13-1)

Vol. 13, No. 2
Southwestern Warfare: Reality and Consequences (13-2)

Vol. 13, No. 3
What’s at the Core of Archeological Institutions? (13-3)

Vol. 13, No. 4
Textiles and Prehistory (13-4)


From 1986 to 1998, when Archaeology Southwest was still the Center for Desert Archaeology, our primary publication was entitled Archaeology in Tucson. Although some of this material may be a bit dated, we provide this newsletter as a resource for historical and archaeological research.

The Tonto Basin Revisited, Prehistoric Tonto Basin Artistic Traditions, Life and Death on Tonto Creek (12-4)

In Search of El Presidio de Tucson, The Tucson Meteorite, Lost Spanish-Colonial Artifacts (12-3)

Tucson’s Chinese Gardeners, Snaketown on the Santa Cruz-The Valencia Vieja Site (12-2)

Cerro de Trincheras, Rediscovering the Tucson Presidio (12-1)

Pioneers of the Santa Catalinas, Ranching in Southern Arizona Before the Twentieth Century (11-4)

Early Agriculture in the Southwest, Recent Discoveries at Cienega Phase Sites (11-3)

Hohokam in the Tucson Basin, The Archaeology of the Tortolita Phase (11-2)

A Brief History of Phoenix Archaeology, Archaeology of Las Canopas, Phoenix Indian School (11-1)

The People Behind the Rocks, Stone Tool Technologies, Reading Ground Stone Wear Patterns (10-4)

Building Tucson in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (10-3)

Tracing the Production of Rincon Ceramics, Classic Period Projectile Points, Hohokam Rock Art (10-2)

The Archaeology of an Ancient Town, Los Morteros, 1822 Spanish Coin found on Cienega Creek (10-1)

A Thousand Years of Irrigation in Tucson, Ancient Canals, Cienega Valley Survey Update (9-4)

Highlights of Tonto Basin Prehistory, Architectural Reconstruction of the Griffin Wash Site (9-3)

The Classic Period on the San Pedro River (9-2)

Shell and Obsidian in Classic Hohokam Society, Excavations at the Marana Community (9-1)

A Hohokam Village in the Foothills, The Gibbons Spring Site, Archaeology along the Interstate (8-4)

Archaeology on the Border, Naco, Early Agricultural Period Community Structure at Santa Cruz Bend (8-3)

Preceramic Archaeology of the Tucson Basin, Milagro Site (8-2)

Early Village Life Along the Santa Cruz, Early Agricultural Period Excavations at Santa Cruz Bend (8-1)

Kentucky Camp: Big Dreams, Small Prospects, Calabasas Park Archaeology (7-4)

Archaeology in the Heart of Downtown Tucson, Tucson Presidio, Archaeological Dating (7-3)

Hidden Heritage Resources of the Southwest: The Western Archeological and Conservation Center (7-2)

In Search of the Sobaipuri Pima, The Construction and Architecture of Casa Grande (7-1)

Hohokam Reservoirs, Tucson Presidio Excavations (6-4)

Northern Tucson Basin Archaeological Survey (6-3)

Old Presidio Cemetery Encountered in Downtown Tucson (6-2)

Excavations at the Rooney Ranch Site, Rincon Period Hohokam Archaeology (6-1)

Hohokam T-Shaped Stones (aka “Fergoliths”) Part II (5-4)

Hohokam T-Shaped Stones (aka “Fergoliths”) Part I (5-3)

Urban Archaeology in Tucson, Excavations at the Ronstadt Transit Center (5-2)

Roosevelt Community Development, Planning for Excavations at Meddler Point, Pyramid Point and Griffin Wash (5-1)

Digging at Romero Ruin (4-4)

Volunteers Aid Site Preservation, Coyote Mountains, San Pedro Survey Update (4-3)

Thousand Year Old Census, Tucson in AD 990 (Hohokam Demography in the Tucson Basin) (4-2)

San Pedro River Prehistory, Tucson Presidio (4-1)

Desert Archaeology (3-4)

Gunsight Mountain, Sabino Canyon Ruin (3-3)

Return to Honey Bee Village (3-2)

Honey Bee Village (3-1)

Ancient Adobe Walls Uncovered, Los Morteros (2-5)

Excavations at Los Morteros (2-4)

Arizona Archaeology Week (2-3)

Institute for American Research Celebrates its 20th Year (2-2)

Romero Ruin Tour, Pottery and Tucson’s Past (2-1)

San Agustin Mission, & Research at Catalina State Park (1-4)

San Agustin: The Original Tucson (1-3)

Petroglyphs and Platform Mounds (1-2)

Introduction to Archaeology In Tucson, and the Institute for American Research (1-1)