Tonto Creek Archaeological Project: Artifact and Environmental Analyses, Volume 2: Stone Tool and Subsistence Studies (AP23-2)
Jeffery J. Clark, editor.
The Tonto Creek Archaeological Project, funded by the Arizona Department of Transportation, was conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., in advance of the 1994-1996 realignment of Arizona State Route 188 in the Tonto Basin of east-central Arizona. From 1992 to 1996, portions of 27 archaeological sites were investigated. Site components ranged in date from the Middle Archaic period to the Late Historic era. Most dated to the Colonial, Sedentary, and early Classic periods, circa A.D. 750-1325 and each period is represented by a large sample of structures and related features. This volume discusses analyses of the large and varied stone artifact assemblages as well as the pollen, botanical, and faunal remains. Important temporal trends in subsistence, including a dramatic increase in agave exploitation, inform on the changing life ways of the ancient inhabitants of the region. These trends have a broad applicability that extends far beyond the boundaries of the project. 871 pages. Published 2002.
- Temporal, Spatial, and Functional Variability in the Flaked Stone Assemblage, R. Jane Sliva with contributions by Patrick D. Lyons
- Ground Stone Artifacts, Jenny L. Adams
- Paleoethnobotany, Lisa W. Huckell
- Pollen Analysis, Suzanne K. Fish
- Hunting Patterns Along Tonto Creek, Jennifer A. Waters