Sunset Crater Archaeology: The History of a Volcanic Landscape – Introduction & Site Descriptions, Part 1 (AP30-1)
Mark D. Elson, editor.
The U.S. 89 Archaeological Project investigated 41 prehistoric sites located approximately 30 km north of Flagstaff, Arizona. All sites were on Coconino National Forest land. The project was conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., for the Arizona Department of Transportation prior to the widening and improvement of 26.7 km of U.S. 89, between the southern boundary of Wupatki National Monument in the north, and the town of Fernwood in the south. Archaeological fieldwork occurred over two primary field seasons in 1997 and 1998, with a very brief field season in 1999. A total of almost 12 person-years of labor was expended on the fieldwork.
The two parts of Anthropological Papers No. 30 present the project background, environment, and descriptive information about the testing and excavation of the 41 project area sites. Part 1 includes the two sites in Elevation Zone 1 (5,700-6,199 ft) and 11 sites in Elevation Zone 2 (6,200-6,699 ft), the lower elevation zones in the northern half of the project area. 280 pages, 42 tables, 116 figures. Published September 2006.