The historical and archeological sites of the Santa Cruz River Valley, Arizona

Weber, Michael F. (2002) The historical and archeological sites of the Santa Cruz River Valley, Arizona. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 355-360. [Book Section]


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Abstract (in English)

In southern Arizona and northern Sonora there is a harsh desert region connected by river valleys and ancient cultures. In the midst of this harsh desert, these river systems fed by springs and summer rains create oasis areas for rich agriculture and provided routes to travel north and south from deeper in Mexico. Contact between peoples in the regions is thousands of years old. In the Tucson area some of the oldest corn agriculture is to be found north of central Mexico going back 3,000 years. Major irrigation canals large enough to divert the entire course of the Santa Cruz River were constructed over 1,000 years ago.

Item Type: Book Section
Weber, Michael F.
Languages: English
Keywords: archaeological sites; historic sites; archaeological remains
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Arizona, USA
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 16:05
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2011 16:05

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