Life in the Foothills: Archaeological Investigations in the Tortolita Mountains of Southern Arizona (AP46)
Deborah L. Swartz, editor.
The Dove Mountain sites are situated on the southern flanks of the Tortolita Mountains in the northern Tucson Basin. The parcel is bounded by Cochie Canyon on the west and contains Wild Burro Canyon and Ruelas Canyon within its boundaries. The project was conducted for Cottonwood Properties prior to residential development. Thirty-three sites were investigated during one of three testing and data recovery phases. This report focuses on data recovery at the final nine sites investigated. The eight prehistoric sites ranged in age from the Late Archaic/Early Agricultural period through the Classic period, with the heaviest use of the area during the Pioneer through the Sedentary period (A.D. 500-1150). The single historic site dates to the 1930s. The prehistoric sites include one of the largest concentrations of Western Archaic rock imagery in the Tucson Basin. 629 pages. Published March 2008.