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ENERGY-DISPERSIVE X-RAY FLOURESCENCE (EDXRF) ANALYSIS OF MAJOR, MINOR AND TRACE ELEMENTS FOR ONE TURQUOISE GLOBULAR BEAD AND ONE OBSIDIAN ARTIFACT FROM SITE SRPMICH-62, ON THE SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, CENTRAL ARIZONA

  • Author(s): Shackley, M. Steven
  • et al.
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Abstract

The analysis here ofone obsidian flake and one turquoise bead indicates that the obsidian artifact was produced from the Vulture source west of the Phoenix Basin, commonly recovered in Preclassic Hohokam contexts in the Lower Salt River Valley (Shackley 2005, 2019; Table 1 herein). A short discussion of the turquoise bead is offered belowas well.

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