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Vickrey (Irene S.) Papers
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Irene S. Vickrey (1911-1946) was the Works Progress Adminstration supervisor at the archaeological project at Besh-Ba-Gowah, near Globe, Arizona. The papers in the Irene Vickrey collection reflect, for the most part, her work on the Besh-Ba-Gowah archaeological project.
Irene S. Vickrey (1910-1946) was born Luella Irene Singleton in Hume, Illinois, on 1910 April 4. She first studied archaeology at the University of Indiana. She married Parke E. Vickrey in 1931. Both Irene and Parke Vickrey shared an interest in archaeology and were selected to attend the University of Arizona summer archaeology camps, directed by Dr. Emil Haury. Irene Vickrey went on to study at the University of Arizona for an additional year, including two summers of field work.Besh-Ba-Gowah is located one mile southwest of Globe, Arizona at the confluence of Pinal Creek and Ice House Canyon Wash. Archaeological evidence indicates that the site was occupied as early as 550 AD, with continuous occupation through approximately 1450 AD by the Hohokam and then Salado cultures. Salado is the term used to describe the prehistoric peoples who inhabited the Globe/Miami and Tonto Basin, Arizona regions between AD 1150 and AD 1450. Evidence of both the Hohokam and Salado groups has been found at the Besh-ba-Gowah site. During the Salado period, Besh-Ba-Gowah functioned as a ceremonial, redistribution and food storage complex since it was located on a major trading route from Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico to the Salado River.
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