Arizona Partners in Preservation
The BLM Kingman Field Office partnered with Pima Community College’s Center for Archaeological Field Training to provide a field-based archaeological training opportunity for students through the Burro Creek/Pine Creek Archaeological Field School, in 2003. The focus of the field school has been on archaeological survey and documentation. Field school participants have surveyed roughly 7,500 acres and recorded 110 sites. Students also have collected samples of surface artifacts from select sites have been collected and are currently undergoing further analysis. A variety of site types have been documented; including, habitation/campsites, lithic procurement sites, and “hilltop fort” sites. The collective data provided by this field school has given the BLM a powerful tool to help manage this unique area. The school has provided numerous students with the necessary practical skillset to successfully carry out archaeological survey and documentation.
- The Pima Community College Center for Archaeological Field Training emphasizes the preservation and conservation of resources and applied skills in archaeology, particularly related to the pre-history of southern Arizona.