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Tucson Underground: The Archaeology of a Desert Community
This special double issue of Archaeology Southwest (Volume 24, Nos. 1–2) explores what has been found during archaeological research in and around downtown Tucson, and what those findings mean—from the earliest agriculture, through the Presidio era, up to the early twentieth century.
1984-1985 - Southern Tucson Basin Survey
A grant from SHPO supports the 10-square-mile Southern Tucson Basin Survey, which records 107 archaeological sites. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours to complete the effort.
1986-1987 - "Archaeology in Tucson" Volunteers Survey Catalina State Park
Archaeology in Tucson volunteers survey more than 2 1/2 square miles in Catalina State Park, north of Tucson. Twenty-nine new sites are recorded, and additional information is collected from thirteen previously known sites. In the mid-1800s, Francisco Romero built stone-walled ranch buildings atop a...
1982-1983 - Research at the Valencia Site
The Institute investigates the Valencia Site, a large Hohokam ballcourt village along the Santa Cruz River in the southern Tucson Basin. This important site reveals evidence of more than 10,000 years of Tucson's prehistory, including a Clovis point, several Archaic/Early Agricultural period pithouse...