El Taller

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El Taller (AZ AA:12:92) is one of the many Middle to Late Archaic and Early Ceramic period sites excavated in the Santa Cruz River floodplain along the Interstate-10 expansion corridor in Tucson, Arizona (Mabry 2008). This site, along with Rillito Fan (AZ AA:12:788), was excavated by the Center for Desert Archaeology in 2001 as part of a salvage archaeology project (Wöcherl 2007a). Carbonized maize was recovered from several features including extramural pits and a few of these maize samples were directly dated (Wöcherl 2007b). Several samples visually identified as maize were also dated, but their stable carbon isotope ratios were too low for maize and were likely some other genus, and therefore have been excluded from the Ancient Maize Map database (see Wöcherl 2007b:83, Table 7.1).

ID Other ID Type Subtype Uncal BP (years) ± 1 σ (years) Median cal BP (years) Lower cal BP (years) Upper cal BP (years) δ13C Contaminated?
Beta-161854 MacroSample cupule 3080 50 3296 3402 3160 -10.3 No
Beta-161855 MacroSample cupule 3010 40 3216 3336 3078 -10.0 No
Beta-164173 MacroSample cupule 2830 40 2936 3073 2846 -12.3 No

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References Cited

Mabry, J. B. (editor)
    2008    Las Capas: Early Irrigation and Sedentism in a Southwestern Floodplain. Anthropological Papers No. 28. Center for Desert Archaeology, Tucson.

Wöcherl, Helga (editor)
    2007    Archaeological Investigations at the El Taller, AZ AA:12:92 (ASM), and Rillito Fan, AZ AA:12:788 (ASM), Sites Along Eastbound I-10 between Sunset and Ruthrauff Roads, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (TR2003-08). Technical Report 2003-08. Center for Desert Archaeology, Tucson.

Wöcherl, Helga
    2007    Chronology and Sequence of Occupation. In Archaeological Investigations at the El Taller, AZ AA:12:92 (ASM), and Rillito Fan, AZ AA:12:788 (ASM), Sites Along Eastbound I-10 between Sunset and Ruthrauff Roads, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona (TR2003-08). Technical Report 2003-08, edited by H. Wöcherl, pp. 83-86. Center for Desert Archaeology, Tucson.