Message #400: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: 12/10 Archaeological Site Tour in Phoenix Date: Thu, 05 Dec 96 11:55:00 MST Encoding: 24 TEXT FOR PROFESSIONAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS ONLY Archaeological Site Tour -- Historic (and Prehistoric) Phoenix Desert Archaeology is conducting excavations within blocks 72 and 73 of the Original Phoenix Town Site. Late nineteenth and early twentieth century occupation is well preserved, particularly in the north half of Block 73. Over 200 feature have been found. In addition, three prehistoric pithouses and several pits have been found dispersed over both blocks. One house produced a date of 1800 B.P. More prehistoric features may be revealed beneath the historic features. This work is sponsored by the General Services Administration and is being carried out under contract with Dames and Moore. The property is owned by the City of Phoenix. It is the future site of the new Phoenix Federal Building and United States Courthouse. The tour is open only to professional archaeologist. Please plan to join the tour of these excavations at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 1996. Please park along 5th Avenue between Washington and Jefferson. For further information, contact Bill Doelle or Trish Castalia at (520) 881-2244, or email@example.com.