The Ground Stone Landscape at Luke AFB: A Four-Dimensional Approach
Authors: Z. Nahide Aydin
From 2010 to 2013, SRI conducted excavations at Site AZ T:7:419 (ASM). The site is located on Luke AFB Phoenix, AZ. Over 2000 ground stone artifacts were recovered from the site. In this study, we examine how the spatial and temporal distribution of various ground stone artifacts informs on the organization of wild plant processing sites before and after the appearance of maize in the Southwest, whether caching behavior can be identified at the site, and the evidence for task-specific tool kits.