Picacho Mountains (Geographic Keyword)

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Additional Cultural Resources Survey for the SRP Pinal West to Pinal Central Transmission Line, Pinal County, Arizona: Ritchie Brothers Access Road Easement (2012)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Connie A. Darby.

This report presents the results of an additional Class III cultural resources survey for the Pinal West to Pinal Central segment of the larger Pinal West to Southeast Valley/Browning Extra-High Voltage Transmission Line project. The surveyed property consists of a 4.4-acre easement across privately owned land located southeast of Casa Grande, Arizona. The work was requested by Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) prior to development/use of the easement as an...


Archaeological Inventory of the California Desert: a Proposed Methodology (1973)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Margaret L. Weide.

The California Desert includes a considerable quantity of archaeological resources along with its many other values. As the Bureau of Land Management seeks to meet the challenge of managing its desert lands for the common good, it is appropriate that the archaeology of the area be numbered among its considerations. Not only does the BLM have a legal responsibility to protect archaeological remains under Federal law, but archaeology constitutes a public resource in several respects. Understanding...


An Archaeological Sample Survey of the Middle Santa Cruz River Basin, Picacho Reservoir to Tucson, Arizona: A Class II Survey of the Proposed Tucson Aqueduct Phase A, Central Arizona Project (1982)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Carol Heathington McCarthy.

This report presents the results of the Class II (sample) survey of the Tucson Division of the Central Arizona Project. The survey was designed to test the predictive model developed as a part of the Class I (overview) survey of the project area (Westfall 1979). Statistical tests using the survey data show that the model was not particularly successful in predicting the location of cultural resources within the survey area and that it definitely underestimated the archaeological sensitivity of...


An Archaeological Survey of the Salt-Gila Aqueduct (1973)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Mark Grady.

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) directed the Arizona State Museum to conduct a cultural resources survey of the Salt-Gila (Fannin-McFarland) Aqueduct as part of its environmental assessment of the impacts of the proposed Central Arizona Project. Twenty-two archaeological sites and two major areas of cultural activity were identified during the survey. Of these sites, 19 were recommended for further investigation and 5 were suggested for clearance (not eligible for the NRHP). The...


A Class III Survey of the Tucson Aqueduct Phase A Corridor, Central Arizona Project: An Intensive Archaeological Survey in the Lower Santa Cruz River Basin, Picacho Reservoir to Rillito, Arizona (1984)
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The Bureau of Reclamation's mandate to protect cultural resources affected by construction of the Tucson Aqueduct is defined in 43 CFR Part 422.3a and consists of a three part research approach. The first two parts-a Class I overview and a Class IIsample survey-were completed for Phase A of the Tucson Aqueduct by the Arizona State Museum in 1979 (Westfall 1979) and 1980 (McCarthy 1982), respectively. The final part, a Class III intensive survey of the Phase A aqueduct ...


Classic Period Occupation on the Santa Cruz Flats: The Santa Cruz Flats Archaeological Project, Part 1 (1993)
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This report presents the results of archaeological investigations at 13 prehistoric sites located on the Santa Cruz Flats. The investigations were sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation in order to mitigate the impact to prehistoric resources in the construction of the Central Arizona Irrigation and Drainage District, Central Unit II and III irrigation systems. These systems are located southwest of Interstate 10, south and west of Eloy, Arizona, south and east of Arizona City, Arizona, and...


Classic Period Occupation on the Santa Cruz Flats: The Santa Cruz Flats Archaeological Project, Part 2 (1993)
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This document contains the specialized analyses and syntheses of archaeological data recovered during the excavation of sites on the Santa Cruz Flats. The investigations were sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation in order to mitigate the impact to prehistoric resources in the construction of the Central Arizona Irrigation and Drainage District, Central Unit II and III irrigation systems. These systems are located southwest of Interstate 10, south and west of Eloy, Arizona, south and east of...


Diversity in Hohokam Subsistence Strategies: A View from The Big Canal (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Robert E. Gasser.

This paper will synthesize the macrobotanical findings from the Tucson Aqueduct Project, Phase A (TAP), conducted by the Museum of Northern Arizona and will highlight some of the pollen and flotation results from the Salt-Gila Aqueduct Project (SGA), completed by the Arizona State Museum. Both projects were segments of the Central Arizona Project, a huge canal bringing water from the Colorado River to the farms and towns of southern Arizona. The ...


Hohokam Archaeology along the Salt-Gila Aqueduct Central Arizona Project, Volume VIII: Material Culture (1984)
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This is the eighth volume of a nine-volume series reporting archaeological investigations in south-central Arizona along the Salt-Gila Aqueduct (SGA), conducted for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) under Contract No. 0-07-32-V0101. The SGA is a 58-mile-Iong component of the Central Arizona Project that begins east of Phoenix and extends to the vicinity of the Picacho Mountains. Specialized analyses of artifacts recovered from 45 sites excavated along the SGA are reported in this volume. The...


Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, the Picacho Area Sites, Tucson Aqueduct Project (1987)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard Ciolek-Torrello.

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Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 2, Part 1: The Brady Wash Sites (1988)
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This volume documents the excavation and testing by the Museum of Northern Arizona of 92 structures, a platform mound, and numerous other features at 15 loci of the Brady Wash site and six small sites in Reach 1 of the Tucson Aqueduct Project, Phase A. These sites are a major segment of the Brady Wash Complex, a Hohokam community that inhabited the floodplain below the northwest slopes of the Picacho Mountains.These investigations provide detailed insight into long-term Hohokam adaptation to a...


Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 2, Part 2: The Brady Wash Sites (1988)
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This second part of the second volume in the Tucson Aqueduct Phase A, Hohokam Archaeological Sites, Data Recovery Project series, presents the basic descriptive data for archaeological investigations of prehistoric sites in the Brady Wash area in Reach 1 of the Tucson Aqueduct. A series of archaeological excavations and supplemental surveys were carried out between December 1983 and January 1985 under the direction of staff personnel from the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) under Contract...


Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 4: Material Culture (1988)
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This is the fourth volume in the Tucson Aqueduct Project, Phase A series reporting on archaeological investigations at over 50 primarily Hohokam sites in south-central Arizona. Each chapter in this volume incorporates the research focus, methodology and results of the analysis of one of the artifactual or material sets resulting from these investigations. The general ceramic analysis, conducted on over 159,000 sherds, provided the basic descriptive and comparative data and allowed us to...


Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 5: Environment and Subsistence (1988)
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This is the fifth volume in a six volume series presenting the results of archaeological studies at Hohokam sites along the Tucson Aqueduct.The volume focuses on pollen, flotation and faunal studies in an effort to understand the paleonenvironment of the study area during the periods the sites were occupied and the subsistence strategies of the sites' occupants. Primary site-specific emphasis is on determining feature functions as they relate to biological results. The studies presented document...


Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains, Volume 6: Synthesis and Conclusions (1988)
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This is the sixth and final volume in the series presenting the results of archaeological investigations of Hohokam sites along Reaches 1 and 2 of the Tucson Aqueduct, Phase A, Project. The project involved the investigation of two prehistoric platform mound communities in the Picacho Mountains area, which prior to these investigations were virtually unknown. The project focused on the Brady Wash community with lesser efforts in the Picacho community. The research efforts represented by the...


Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains: Research Design (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Donald Weaver. Richard S. Ciolek-Torrello. J. Simon Bruder.

This research design focuses upon proposed archaeological studies at 34 Hohokam sites potentially subject to impact, both direct and indirect, as a consequence of the construction of Tucson Aqueduct, Reaches 1 and 2, extending from just east of Picacho Reservoir to the vicinity of Red Rock, Arizona. The sites involved include small sherd and lithic scatters, possible field houses, villages, possible canals, field areas, trash mounds a reservoir, compounds, and platform mounds. The survey data...


Hohokam Settlement Along the Slopes of the Picacho Mountains: The Picacho Area Sites (1987)
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The third volume in the Tucson Aqueduct, Hohokam Studies Project presents the results of field investigations of sites in Reach 2 of the Tucson Aqueduct, Phase A project area. These investigations were directed towards both intensive and low level testing of a wide variety of sites in the area south of the Picacho Mountains and north of Red Rock, Arizona. Also reported are the results of on-call surveys of several areas outside of the aqueduct right-of-way. Investigations focused on portions of...


Nonriverine Hohokam Adaptation, Preliminary Results from the Tucson Aqueduct Project (1984)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Donald E. Weaver. Richard Ciolek-Torrello.

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) has been conducting archaeo­logical investigations in the Picacho Mountains area of south central Arizona since late 1983. Under contract to the Bureau of Reclamation, MNA archaeologists have surveyed and partially or completely surface collected, tested and excavated more than 30 Hohokam sites scattered along a 1 mi wide and 42 mile long aqueduct right-of-way (Figure 1).It is important to note ...


Petroglyphs of the Picacho Mountains, South Central Arizona (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Henry D. Wallace. James P. Holmlund.

This report presents the results of an intensive archaeological study of the petroglyph sites in the Picacho Mountains of south-central Arizona. Twelve sites with a total of 4,152 recorded designs are considered. A sample survey of the foothills of the Picacho Mountains and previous research performed by the authors at 31 additional petroglyph sites in the Tucson Basin and Samaniego Hills provide contextual information and a substantial comparative data base. The study was conducted by the...


Results of the 1984-85 Archaeological Investigations at the Picacho Mountains Petroglyph Sites (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Henry D. Wallace.

The Picacho Mountains are host to an amazingly large and complex assemblage of petroglyph sites. Over 4,100 separate designs have now been recorded in the area making it one of only a handful of such concentrations in the state. In January of 1984, the Bureau of Reclamation contracted with the Institute for American Research for a sample survey of the upper bajada and mountain edge zones of the Picacho Mountains and a detailed study of the petroglyph sites within this...


Tucson Aqueduct Project Phase A
PROJECT Donald E. Weaver, Jr.. Donald E. Weaver, Jr.. USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office.

Reaches 1 and 2 of the Tucson Aqueduct portion of the Central Arizona Project extend from the terminus of the Salt-Gila Aqueduct just east of Picacho Reservoir (12 km southeast of Coolidge) south along the western flanks of the Picacho Mountains, east along the southern flanks of the Picacho Mountains through Picacho Pass, and then south to the vicinity of Red Rock. A Class III archaeological survey of the aqueduct corridor and associated areas was conducted by Arizona State Museum...