Postcard: Analysis

neurontin side effects All artifacts depicted on the recent analysis postcard were recovered during excavations in support of the Valley Metro Light Rail Project. The artifacts, beginning with the upper left-hand corner and proceeding clockwise, represent the following (click on images for larger versions):

Two perforated schist disks and one . . . → Read More: Postcard: Analysis

Postcard: CSI and Archaeology?

This photograph shows a petroglyph boulder at an archaeological site near Lake Pleasant, located northwest of Phoenix. A similar petroglyph boulder was reported missing from the site in April 2003, and a criminal investigation ensued. ACS conducted the site damage assessment, which involved identifying, photographing, and remapping the features . . . → Read More: Postcard: CSI and Archaeology?

Postcard: Red-Tailed Hawk

Gliding across the desert and over cultivated fields, the red-tailed hawk was common both prehistorically and in modern times. Ethnographic accounts show that feathers from red-tailed hawks were used for fletching arrows as well as for ceremonial headdresses. Nestlings would sometimes be removed from saguaro nests and transported back . . . → Read More: Postcard: Red-Tailed Hawk

Postcard: Glycymeris gigantea Bracelet

This artifact is an incised bracelet constructed from Glycymeris gigantea. It was recovered from canal fill (Feature 9) at site U:9:169(ASM) during ACS’ Red Mountain Freeway project (Powell and Boston 2004). Bittersweet shells, including Glycymeris sp., were popularly used to make bracelets due to the large size of the raw shell. . . . → Read More: Postcard: Glycymeris gigantea Bracelet

Postcard: Hayden Flour Mill Safe

As part of the documentation of the flour mill, ACS recorded a wonderful old safe, which is located in what once were the front offices of the Mill Building . The safe is a piece of history itself, built sometime in the early 1870s by Hall’s Safe . . . → Read More: Postcard: Hayden Flour Mill Safe