Preliminary Results of Phase 1 Data Recovery and a Phase 2 Data Recovery Plan for Archaeological Sites within Christopher Columbus Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (TR2005-8) (PDF)
Pima County and the City of Tucson have developed a Master Plan for the expansion of facilities at Christopher Columbus Park, located on the northwestern side of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. Previous cultural resource surveys and test excavations have identified the presence of archaeological sites within the expansion area that will be affected by implementation of the Master Plan. Phase 1 data recovery excavations were conducted to determine the extent and distribution of subsurface cultural features that might be affected by park development. The results of Phase 1 data recovery at prehistoric sites AZ AA:12:96 (ASM) and AZ AA:12:105 (ASM), and a historic-period canal, AZ AA:12:980 (ASM), are presented in this report. Preliminary archival research was also conducted for a historic-period site, AZ AA:12:999 (ASM), that contained buildings that are no longer present. This last site will not be affected by the current phase of park development.