El Macayo: A Prehistoric Settlement in the Upper Santa Cruz River Valley

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El Macayo is one of the few prehistoric village sites in the upper Santa Cruz River valley of Arizona that has been systematically excavated. Located near the present-day town of Nogales, El Macayo was occupied over a period of six centuries between A.D. 550 and 1150. During the excavation, 175 features, including pit structures, human burials, pits, and an unusual macaw burial, were uncovered. Analysis of the architectural, ceramic, lithic, shell, floral, faunal, and mortuary data indicated that the inhabitants were ...

El Macayo: A Prehistoric Settlement in the Upper Santa Cruz River Valley 2001, Statistical Research

ISBN-13: 9781879442740

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