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Sense of Place

Geos. 195D

Brickyard Arroyo

Arroyos are steep-sided gullies that form in deep sediments. Arizona, New Mexico, and California are particularly susceptible to arroyos. We will visit an arroyo called Brickyard, just south of Tucson in the middle Santa Cruz River basin. We'll see deep sediments with changing textures and colors, and artifacts.

Wall of sediments, Brickyard. Photo—Jayme Kelter, 2007.

Pottery sherd at Brickyard.
Photo—Jayme Kelter, 2007.

Pottery sherd at Brickyard, two years in a row.

Brickyard, a dry year. Photo—Paul Sheppard, 2011.

Kicking back at Brickyard.
Photo—Allison McGraw, 2016.

Bone (upland habitat), decorated ceramic artifacts (people), and snail shell (marshland), all found, and left, at Brickyard.
Photos—Paul Sheppard & Monica Meginniss, 2011, & Nina Kolodji, 2015.

"Wall of Knowledge." Photo—Gaizka Urreiztieta, 2011.

Mini Wall of Knowledge. Photo—Allison McGraw, 2016.

Zombies at Brickyard? Photo—Meghan Marriott, 2014.
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