Roots of Sedentism: Archaeological Excavations at Valencia Vieja, a Founding Village in the Tucson Basin of Southern Arizona (AP29)
Henry D. Wallace, editor.
The archaeological research reported in this volume was conducted under contract with the Desert Vista Campus, Pima County Community College District. The contract provided for data recovery excavations at two sites located on portions of the campus property: AZ BB:13:15 (ASM) and AZ BB:13:74 (ASM). This report focuses upon the portion of AZ BB:13:15 (ASM) dating to the Agua Caliente and Tortolita phase – the Valencia Vieja site. The title of this volume suggests a focus on the origins of sedentism. This is a complex topic that has received significant speculation in the archaeological and anthropological literature. Sites that permit a serious consideration of the topic in the desert region of the American Southwest have now been excavated, and Valencia Vieja provides some of the most important pieces to the puzzle. 453 pages. Published October 2003.
Appendices and Supplemental Data report also available. See TR 2001-11