About FaunAZ

FaunAZ was funded by the Arizona Department of Game and Fish Heritage Grant Program through the grant project entitled “Conservation Applications of Archaeological Data” awarded to Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, Richard C. Lange and E. Charles Adams at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona. If you wish to cite or reference the database project, please cite the project authors listed above. However, if you wish to use any of the data that is incorporated into the FaunAZ database, you should cite the authors given in the report reference in each site information page.


The project is the result of the hard work of students, staff, and faculty at a number of institutions including the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. This project would not have been possible without Rick J. Karl, the AZSITE administrator at the University of Arizona. We are also grateful to the members of the AZSITE Consortium who gave permission to link FaunAZ with AZSITE. Design and construction of the FaunAZ database was completed by John F. Chamblee, with assistance from John T. Murphy and Zhongxiang Xia, at the University of Arizona. The nucleus of the database was compiled by Rebecca Dean, as part of her dissertation research at the University of Arizona. The search function and website design were completed by Abhishek Sogani, Jong-Geun Kim, Ayan Mitra, and Shea Lemar of the GIS Services Department in the Institute for Social Science Research at Arizona State University. A number of graduate students at the University of Arizona assisted with faunal data entry, including Ashley Blythe, Daniel Broockmann, Elisabeth Cutright-Smith, Kacy Hollenback, Lauren Jelinek, and Lauren Milligan. Inspiration for the project came from Georgia fisheries biologist, Mary Freeman, and a GIS class project completed by Matthew Compton, both at the University of Georgia. Thanks also to the faculty and staff in the Arizona State Museum Library (Mary Graham, Marly Helm, Nancy Chilton), Archives (Alan Ferg), and Archaeological Repository (Arthur Vokes) for their valuable time and assistance in tracking down faunal reports. A number of individual researchers and cultural resource management companies donated their time, space, and resources to assist with the project. In particular, we wish to acknowledge the assistance of staff and logistical support provided by Desert Archaeology, Inc., Northland Research, Inc., and Statistical Research, Inc. Finally, thanks to the many Arizona zooarchaeologists who contributed the data recorded in FaunAZ.