Petrographic Analysis of Sherds for the McDowell to Shea Blvd. Portion of the Beeline Highway Excavation Project (TR1994-18) (PDF)
This report contains the description of data collection procedures and analysis methods for petrographic thin sections from areas near Phoenix, Arizona (Figure 1). The data set includes 32 sands and 17 rocks collected from the McDowell Mountains to the Salt River, as well as 102 potsherds recovered from sites excavated along the McDowell to Shea Blvd. stretch of the Beeline Highway near Scottsdale, Arizona. Collection of sand and rock samples was conducted by Elizabeth Miksa and David Abbott in September of 1993 (Table A.1). Ninety-two plainware, three redware, and seven polychrome sherds from AZ 11:9:14 (ASM), AZ U:9:20 (ASM), AZ 11:9:99 (ASM), AZ U:9:1O1 (ASM), and AZ U:9:102 (ASM) were included in the analysis. In addition, seven rock samples and eight sand samples from the Gila Butte/Santan Mountains area were included in the final petrofacies analysis. These samples were obtained during the ongoing research for the Country Club Project conducted by Jerry Howard of the Mesa Southwest Museum, Mesa, Arizona.