Sunset Crater Archaeology: The History of a Volcanic Landscape – Stone, Shell, Bone, and Mortuary Analyses (AP31)
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.
This volume presents the analyses of the non-ceramic artifacts from the 41 investigated sites. These artifacts comprise approximately 16.5 percent of the 98,329 total recovered artifacts: 15,610 pieces of flaked stone, 1,163 pieces of ground stone, 96 bone tools, 70 pieces of shell, and 237 miscellaneous artifacts, which include stone beads, jewelry, and pieces of pigment. Additionally, 3,493 pieces of unworked animal bone were also recovered. 301 pages, 112 tables, 69 figures. Published September 2006.
Supplemental Ground Stone Data from the U.S. 89 Archaeological Project , By Jenny L. Adams
The Final Word That Can Never Be Questioned, By Mark D. Elson
Temper Information on Sherds from the U.S. 89 Archaeological Project, By James A. Heidke
Petrography for Those Who Want to Know, By Elizabeth Miksa
Lithic Data Coding Sheet, By R. Jane Sliva
Ceramics from the U.S. 89 Archaeological Project , By Scott Van Keuren and Sarah Herr
Oh, Look at the Pretty Shells!, By Arthur W. Vokes
Animals That Got Eaten, By Jennifer A. Waters