Message #43 From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 23:15:33 Subject: Prescott Tradition [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : Prescott Tradition Archaeology of the Prescott, Arizona Area -- Prescott, Arizona lies in the heart of an area that was occupied prehistorically by a population that is called the Prescott Culture or Tradition by archaeologists. Bordered by the Hohokam to the southeast, the Sinagua to the northeast, and the Patayan to the northwest and west, the Prescott Culture receives little attention in textbooks and archaeological overviews of the Southwest. In the past, there was some justification for this neglect because of the lack of good archaeological information, but that has changed in the last decade or so. There are now 35 to 40 sites that have been excavated in the region and the results of those excavations provide us with a much better idea about its prehistoric occupants. The Web page is intended to provide an introductory overview on selected aspects of the archaeology of the region with information on sources for those who want to find out more. This page was prepared by the students of the Fall 1997 ANT231 - "Southwestern Archaeology" course taught at Yavapai College, Prescott. The instructor, Andrew L. Christenson edited the text. Images were scanned and edited by Peter Vanderbloom, Media Specialist, Yavapai College.